Norwegian Forest Cat

This is a very old breed developed by Mother Nature rather than selective breeding. Norwegian Forest cats have a natural adaptation to the cold climate of the Northern Europe region. At first sight, these cats look nearly the same as the famous Maine...

Siberian

Siberian cats have been around for many years. As the name suggests, they come from Siberia, one of the hardest climate zones of Russia. In spite of this severe past, today Siberians are fully domesticated cats with a gentle and loving character. Physical...

Nebelung

Appearing in the middle of the 1980s, the Nebelung is rather a new breed, whose origin is still disputed. They resemble the Russian Blue cat very much, but a Nebelung's coat is longer. It is not so easy to get a Nebelung kitten nowadays because breeders...

Turkish Angora

Physical characteristics The Turkish Angora is a medium size cat with a truly graceful appearance. Its elegant body is slender but strong at the same time. The legs are long and muscular. The small paws are round. The tail plumes out like a bottle brush;...

Turkish Van

Physical characteristics The Turkish Van is a large cat with a graceful yet muscular body, unusually broad chest and shoulders. The breed is naturally well-balanced and well-proportioned. The strong legs are medium length with neat round paws. The hind...

Persian

The Persian is the most recognizable breed of cats. Moreover, it is considered one of the oldest cat breeds. In Britain, it is also known as Longhair or Persian Longhair. Physical Characteristics The main sign by which you can easily identify a Persian...

Ragamuffin

Adorable teddy bears. This is what occurs when you look at a RagaMuffin, doesn't it? These cats have a specific look and charming temperament. Perhaps, that is why the name "RagaMuffin", originally put forth as a joke, eventually stuck to the breed. Physical...

Highlander

The entire look of the Highlander is very striking and can easily steal your heart. But the treats you will most probably notice first are its curled ears and its short tail. Physical characteristics The Highlander is a medium to large cat with a powerful...

Lambkin Dwarf

The Lambkin is a very cute miniature cat that is very likely to steal your heart. It is a cross between the Munchkin and Selkirk Rex. The breed is also known as the Nanus Rex ("Nanus" means "dwarf"). The "Lambkin", however, is a more common name of these...

Kurilian Bobtail

Physical characteristics The Kurilian Bobtail is a medium to large cat originated from the Kuril islands (the Far East of Russia). The main feature of these cats is their unique short tail. The short, bushy tail can be shaped like a whisk, a spiral,...

American Longhair

Physical characteristics The American Longhair is the result of an experiment that went wrong. Breeders were trying to produce an American Shorthair with the shimmering coat and green eyes of a silver shaded Persian: instead, they got the Persian in...

British Longhair

The origin of the British Longhair goes back to around 1870s. The British Longhair cat is also known as the Lowlander in Netherlands and the USA, and as Britanica in Europe. However, this breed is not recognized in the UK as a separate breed. Physical...

Cymric Cat

Cymric cats are known as a longhair variety of Manx cats. Basically, these cat breeds are absolutely the same in all aspects except the length of the coat. Physical characteristics Cymrics are medium to large cats with a well-boned and well-muscled body...

Maine Coon

Maine Coons are one of the largest and most popular domestic cats. Originated in the USA, they will win your heart with beauty and affectionate temperament. Physical characteristics Maine Coons are large cats with an appearance that makes you think they...

Himalayan Cat

Having a gorgeous fur of the Persian and a pattern of the Siamese, Himalayan cats are sometimes considered Pointed Pattern (Colorpoint) Persians. Physical characteristics Except the coat pattern, Himalayans have nearly the same appearance as the Persian...

Asian Cat

Physical characteristics Basically, the Asian cat has the same physical characteristics as the Burmilla and Bombay, but comes in a larger range of colours and patterns. Temperament Like Burmillas, Asian cats are playful, affectionate, intelligent and...

Tiffanie

Physical characteristics The Tiffanie is a common name for the Asian Semi-Longhair cat. They have the same physical characteristics as the Asian shorthair cats, except for the coat length. Overall, Tiffanies look like a longhair Burmilla. Temperament...

Selkirk Rex

Physical characteristics The Selkirk Rex is a medium to large cat with heavy boning and a muscular body. The shoulders and hips are the same width. The legs are medium to long with large round paws. The medium length tail is well-proportioned to the...

Somali

Physical characteristics In a few words, the Somali looks like a longhair Abyssinian. Somalis, however, are larger than their Aby ancestors. Their graceful body is well-muscled and well-proportioned, with a strong and well-developed bone structure. The...