cat breeds

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Timeline of Modern Cat Breeds

Caitlin Dempsey

With the advent of modern cat breeding, more and more purebred cats are being developed.

A color drawing from the 19th century of a fully white cat licking a cat's head against a red drape. A third cat sits behind the all white cat.

How Many Cat Breeds are There?

Caitlin Dempsey

Purebred cats are those cats whose lineage is from the same breed of cat.

Upper body of a blue-eyed Seal Bicolour Ragdoll Cat.

15 Interesting Facts about Ragdoll Cats

Julianna Rokusek

Ragdoll cats have a docile and affectionate nature that makes them one of the most popular cat breeds.

Diagram showing a picture of a siamese cat and the American shorthair with a plus sign between them and then an equal sign with a picture of a snowshoe cat.

Snowshoe Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Snowshoes are highly sociable and intelligent cats that are a cross between a Siamese and American Shorthair cat.

A curly hair cat with dark brown tabby coat pattern against a light brown background.

Selkirk Rex Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

The Selkirk Rex cat breed, known for its unique and curly plush coat, has become increasingly popular among cat lovers for its friendly and affectionate personality.

Two siamese cats sitting on a mat in front of a door.

Siamese Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Siamese cats are a popular breed known for their colorpoint fur pattern, vocalization, and playful personalities.

Closeup shot of a Van cat lying on the ground at daylight. A blurred chicken is behind the cat.

Van Cat Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

The Van cat is a breed of domestic cat that originates from the eastern region of Turkey, particularly around Lake Van.

A light brown Siberian cat sitting in light snow.

Large Cat Breeds

Caitlin Dempsey

There are several domestic cat breeds that are known for their large size, including the Maine Coon, the Norwegian Forest cat, the Siberian, and the Ragdoll cat.

A gray cat with black spots and ringed tail against a black background.

The Oldest Cat Breed

Caitlin Dempsey

The Egyptian Mau is believed to be the world's old domestic cat breed.

The head of a black cat with green eyes looking straight at the camera.

What Kind of Ears Do Cats Have?

Julianna Rokusek

Depending on the breed, cats can have upright, very large, curled, or folded ears.

The head a shoulders of a longhaired white cat with yellow eyes staring at the camera.

Persian Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Persian cats are one of the most popular cats in the United States.

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