Cat Breeds - Cat Info Detective

Cat Breeds

Skye Blake looking left through magnifying glass

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

purebred bengal cat wearing harness, leash walking on wall

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.


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).

If you want to find good, responsible breeders, check the CFA and TICA websites. The breeders they list must register with them.

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

YouTube video used with permission from Michael Broad,

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.

“Simply Cat Breeds – Information on Cat Breeds From A to Z”… shows breeds alphabetically and by category (largest, smallest, longhair, shorthair, hairless, most popular)

Maine Coon kitten

“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.

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

  • Tuxedo
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Calico
  • Tabby
  • Albino
  • Chimera Cats
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

Cat Breed Videos

video cameras

Here are a few fun, informative YouTube videos…

“10 Kid-Friendly Cat Breeds”

“13 Hypoallergenic Cats”

“The Cutest Cat Breeds in the World”

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)

There are many more specific breed Facebook groups. Just search on Facebook 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

If you’re curious about the world of cat shows and registries, check the links below.

People take my gorgeous cousins to these places to show off their stunning feline beauty and win prizes!

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

Cat Breed Books

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

What’s a Cat Registry?What’s a Cat Show?

If you have any clues, ideas, hints, comments or questions, use the form below to let me know and I’ll get right on it! 

Always more trails to follow…

Skye Blake on the hunt for information about cats
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    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, “Find Your Cat Breeds”

    Cat Fanciers’ Association, “The Ultimate Guide To Different Cat Breeds (100+ Feline Breeds)”

    Simply Cat Breeds

    The International Cat Association (TICA)

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

    Updated June 14, 2022