Cat Breeds - Cat Info Detective

Cat Breeds

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Greetings feline aficionados! Skye Blake here, sniffing out info on all kinds of cat breeds.

I’m not a fancy feline but sure have a lot of relatives who are!

paw prints coming in from a distance

Let’s discover more…

Who Is Skye Blake?

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Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a veterinarian or breeder) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, studies their information, then passes it on to you! 

Sometimes there’s not enough evidence for easy answers, so Skye gives you all sides, explains the situation as thoroughly and clearly as possible, and links you to experts on each page. 

All sources are given at the bottom of each page so you can do more snooping… 

Breeds of Felis Sylvestris Catus

silver tabby with gorgeous ice blue eyes

There are so many of us fancy felines… too many types to list here.

Instead, I’ve found some good trails you can follow to satisfy your curiosity.

Felis sylvestris catus has over 45 pedigreed breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and 71 accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA).

Longhaired white, grey cat with blue eyes sitting by basket with orchid

Most breeders participate in cat shows where you can see the cats and talk to them in person.

There are other reputable breeders, but you must investigate carefully to be sure their cats are healthy and of sound stock.

If you want to find good, responsible breeders, check the CFA and TICA websites.

The breeders they list must register with them.

YouTube video used with permission from Michael Broad, pictures-of-cats.org

It’s easy to get lost in the beauty and fascinating histories of these purebreds!

Good Breed Websites

Tonkinese purebred cat hunting

“CFA Breeds”, the official Cat Fanciers’ Association site with accepted breeds listed alphabetically.

There’s a photo and summary of each breed, linked to another page of photos and more details.

“The Ultimate Guide To Different Cat Breeds (100+ Feline Breeds)”… this guide has a photo of each breed, listed alphabetically, along with some descriptive paragraphs. Some have a link to further information.

Maine Coon kitten

There are also helpful categories with facts about special types of cats like…

  • Tuxedo
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Calico
Tuxedo longhaired cat looking up tree
  • Tabby
  • Albino
  • Chimera
calico cat licking paw

This guide also lists best breeds…

  • For Apartment Living
  • For Lazy People
  • That Don’t Shed Much
  • To Get Along With Dogs

Videos

Here are a few fun, informative YouTube videos…

CFA Cat Show: see beautiful show cats and many cat breeds!, Boulangerie Cattery, December 6, 2022
13 Affectionate Cat Breeds that Love to Cuddle | The Cat Butler, November 26, 2022
10 Laziest Cat Breeds In The World/All Cats, January 16, 2022
Are There Really HYPOALLERGENIC CAT BREEDS? 🐱, AnimalWised, February 3, 2018

Cat Breed Groups & Pages – Facebook

Sphynx breed

Here are a couple Facebook groups you might find interesting about different types of fun felines.

I’m not endorsing them, just listing for your convenience.

Rare Cat Breeds (public)

Tuxedo Cat Lovers (public)

Siamese kittens with mother cat

There are many more specific breed Facebook groups… just search for the breed you want.

You’ll find cat lover groups, breeder pages and rescue groups.

A note of caution: be sure any breeder is legitimate… there are many scams out there.

Joining specific breed groups and reading their posts will give you an idea of breeder reputations.

abyssinian kitten

People take my gorgeous cousins to these places to show off their stunning feline beauty and win both ribbons and bragging rights!

They even have kitty obstacle courses! Frankly, we just LOVE the attention.

If you’re curious about the world of cat shows and registries, take a peek at “What’s a Cat Registry?” and “What’s a Cat Show?

Cat Breed Books

kitten standing on an open book-popular topics

Here are some great books about the various breeds of fabulous felines…

I make a small commission on the links below… and I get to share profits with qualified cat rescues!

Check descriptions and reviews carefully for any products you wish to buy… quality, sizes, colors, etc., can’t be guaranteed by anyone but the manufacturer.


Sources

Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.

Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.

Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.

Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.

However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.

When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.

List of Sources

Cat Fanciers’ Association

Catalogical.com, “The Ultimate Guide To Different Cat Breeds (100+ Feline Breeds)”

Facebook.com

Pictures-of-cats.org

The International Cat Association (TICA)

“The Ultimate Guide To Different Cat Breeds (100+ Feline Breeds)”

YouTube.com

Updated July 7, 2023

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