Cat Breeds - Cat Info Detective

Cat Breeds

Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, facing left

Oh, hello, 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!

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Felis sylvestris catus has over 45 pedigreed breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). There are 71 breeds 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. Most, if not all, participate in cat shows where you can see the cats and talk to the breeders in person.

There are other reputable breeders but you must do more investigating 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 feline… too many breeds to list here. Instead I’ve found some good trails you can follow to satisfy your curiosity. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty and fascinating histories of these purebreds!

YouTube video used with permission from Michael Broad,, “Find Your Cat Breeds”… a very nice website with photos and info. It also has helpful categories of names (male, female, by breed, color, most popular)

“CFA Breeds”, Cat Fanciers’ Association… a nicely laid out site with their accepted breeds listed alphabetically. There’s a photo and summary of each breed, linked to another page of photos and more details

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

“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. A great way to quickly see summaries of different breeds. There are also helpful categories…

  • Facts About… Tuxedo, Tortoiseshell, Calico, Tabby, Albino, and Chimera Cats
  • Best Breeds… For Apartment Living, For Lazy People, That Don’t Shed Much, To Get Along With Dogs

Interesting Videos

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Here are a few fun, informative YouTube videos…

Facebook Breed Groups & Pages

Sphynx cat

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.

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 some scams out there.

abyssinian cat sitting on chair

I’ll add specific breed pages as I delve more into the world of my purebred brothers and sisters. There will be info on breeders, purebred rescues, and more.

I’m following other trails to find out about the world of cat shows. Our people take us to these places to show off our stunning feline beauty and win prizes! They even have kitty obstacle courses! Frankly, we just LOVE the attention.

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


Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary. Primary are always preferable and have the most reliable information because primary sources are 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. Thus, 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)”

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