There are many different breeds of cat. When looking at the different cat breeds it is important to have as much knowledge as possible about all the various breeds. Finding the right cat breed for your family and more importantly the breed of cat that will be happy with your family is essential. Below is a list of some of the more popular breeds of cat with full breed descriptions and cat photos to help you in your search.
Abyssinian Cat Breed Profile
The Abyssinian cat is an elegant, medium sized breed of cat that have a distinct ticked tabby coat. Sometimes described as the cat with eight legs this active breed of cat is both intelligent and very lively. A gentle and loving breed that will keep you entertained with their antics.
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Bengal Cat Breed Profile
The Bengal cat is a popular breed of cat that is athletic, intelligent, playful and very loyal to their family. A medium to large shorthair cat with spectacular tabby markings resembling a wild cat but with a domestic cats temperament. They live happily with other cats and dogs and are happy with well behaved children making them an excellent choice as a pet.
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Birman Cat Breed Profile
The Birman cat is a longhair cat that is often described as being a bit like a cross between a Siamese and a Persian! A gorgeous and robust breed of cat that has a super temperament and get on well with other cats, dogs and well behaved children.
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British Shorthair Cat Breed Profile
The British Shorthair cat is a very popular breed that are a strong but gentle breed of cat. They are very affectionate with their owners and will get on well with other cats and also dogs. An intelligent breed that can easily be described as any easy going breed.
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Burmese Cat Breed Profile
The Burmese cat is a confident and outgoing breed of cat that is very active and full of life and vitality. They are also described as being very sociable and talkative and are probably best suited to a home with other cats rather than being an ‘only cat’. They cope well with children and are happy with friendly dogs.
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Devon Rex Cat Breed Profile
The Devon Rex cat is often described as being pixie-like in both looks and personality. This delightful breed is both friendly and intelligent and will keep you entertained with their mischievous antics. They are good with children and are happy with other cats and also dogs.
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Maine Coon Cat Breed Profile
The Maine Coon cat is a huge semi longhair cat who is happy to make friends with just about anyone or anything. They are good with children and are happy with dogs, a friendly cat with a gentle nature. A striking cat both for size and looks this wonderful breed are a favourite with families looking for a new pet.
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Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Profile
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large longhair breed of cat that is very friendly and make excellent pets. They love climbing and are natural hunters so enjoy plenty of exercise. Not over demanding in their owners attentions they fit in well as part of the family and will live happily with other cats, dogs and children.
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Oriental Cat Breed Profile
The Oriental cat is a very intelligent breed that are known for being very active and extremely talkative. They love the company of humans and also enjoy feline companionship. A popular breed of cat with lots of personality. Oriental cats are mischievous, energetic, full of personality and very loving.
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Persian Cat Breed Profile
The Persian cat is a longhair cat that are often described as a placid and sedentary breed. This gentle breed of cat enjoy the company of their human companions and other quieter breeds of cat as well as the more placid breeds of dogs.
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Ragdoll Cat Breed Profile
The Ragdoll cat is a good natured, laid back semi longhair breed who love nothing more than a cuddle and a fuss from their owners. You are unlikely to find a Ragdoll cat tearing around the house at 100 mph left to their own devices but they can be tempted into some play with a feather tickle stick or the like. They make excellent pets and get on well with other cats, dogs and children.
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Siamese Cat Breed Profile
The Siamese cat is a striking cat with very large ears and deep blue eyes. They are very intelligent and extremely vocal and love both human and feline companionship. A very popular breed of cat that forms a strong bond with their human families.
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Siberian Cat Breed Profile
The Siberian cat is a friendly, intelligent good natured cat that makes an excellent pet. They are a semi longhair breed which are a well muscled, sturdy and powerful compact cat of medium to large size. They get on well with children, other cats and also dogs.
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Sphynx Cat Breed Profile
The Sphynx cat is a very recognisable cat to say the least. A breed that people either instantly fall in love with or immediately take a disliking to, they truly are the marmite of the cat world. Energetic, playful, intelligent and loyal are just a few words that you can use to describe this breed of cat.
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