Just like dogs, Cats have been constant companions of humans since early stages of human civilization. Cat genetics are almost the same as the genetics of the big, wild cats in the jungles. It is said that cats have been subjected into being domesticated widely around the 18th century.
Still, cats have made their way into our hearts in adorable and funny ways. Below are some of the world’s most popular cat breeds.
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Found around Russia, and recently started to be bred domestically.
With a smooth mid length haired coat. These blue eyed cats are silky and affectionate.
Norwegian Forest Cat
Found in North European areas. With a long fur coat, it is designed to adapt to very cold weather.
These are a hybrid from the Asian leopard cat and Egyptian Mau, where it gets its features from.
These ‘panther’ looking domestic cats are shorthaired and comfortably settling into any domestic scene.
With varying colors of grey on their coat, these thick coated cats have been the signature type of Russian domestic cats in the recent past.
This is a furry type of cat made from Persian and Siamese breeds. It looks almost like a Persian except for the blue eyes.
This long fur coated cat is a classic breed of English cats since a long time.
This cat is the biggest breed of Domesticated cats. Originally from Maine, North America; this is one of the oldest types of cat breeds.
It is one of the most recognizable types of Asian cat breeds. Derived from China, the breed did spread popularly to North America and Europe in the late 1800s.
It is a long haired African cat, who has similarities with the Ethiopian Abyssian cat.
This breed of cat originally derived from 17th century Turkey, in the region of Ankara. It is one of the early breeds who have been domesticated.
This breed is known as the sacred cat of Burma. It has a silky coat of fur and distinctive white paws.
This is considered as a rare cat breed originating from Egypt, they’re a small to medium sized breed of cats. There is a naturally spotted fur coat on these cats which is a rare domesticated breed of cat.
This is a medium built cat with a stocked body and a thick coat. Its features are close to the ‘British Blue’ in its color and its copper eyes.
This is one of the most popular cat breeds in America and it was known to be brought to America when the early descendants from Europe sailed.
This is also another common cat breed. Its special feature is that its ears are folded to the front of its face due to its genes, giving it an appearance similar to an owl.
It is a small breed of cat with big eyes and ears. It is light bodied and with a blunt tail.
Originated in Abyssinia, these types of cats have a short haired fur coat and a small to medium built body.
These breeds of cats have blue eyes and have point coloration genes. It is similar in features to the Siamese cats.
These breeds of cats originated in America with gene mutated kittens of a Siamese cat. Since the 1960s, snowshoe cats have been a different breed.
This is an extremely intelligent and loyal breed of cats considered to the other cat population. It has its silver tipped, silver fur coat and is sort of heavy for its size.
This Sweden originated breed of cats are one of the most common breeds of domesticated cats in Europe. These are the typical domestic cats in Europe.
These are stripped fur coated breeds of cats. They are known as shorthaired tabbies.
This is a rare breed of domestic cats. They have green eyes and thick, mild fur.
They are a Thailand originated breed of cats, which are now developed and spread in America and Britain.
Ragamuffins have been a domesticated breed of cats since 1994. They are easily noticeable with their rabbits like thick fur coats.
These cats have an appearance of wild cat breeds with spots on their coats. But there are no wild cat DNA in their gene pool and it also is a very domesticated breed of cats.
This is a rare breed of cats originating from France. It has a big built and very fast reflexes.
This breed of cats were developed and domesticated initially in Britain. It has a semi long fur coat. Their name is derived from the placement where the ancestors of this breed are found; Turkey.
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