characteristics of Cat breeds

Below are some Common cat Characteristics

Retractable claws

Cats have retractable claws like we see those retractable daggers in some movies. They can use it for both offensive and defensive purposes.

Night Vision

Another great distinctive feature of cats is their impressive night vision enabling them to see clearly in dark requiring only 15-20 % of the light that humans need to see the same.

Extremely Fast Reflexes

Cats have FAST reflexes. They land on their feet and can correct their positioning mid air from a height as low as 3 feet.

Reduced colour vision

Even though cats have much sharper vision than humans their ability to see colour range is reduced. They are not colourblind but blue and yellow are the only colours they can see properly. When it comes to red and yellow its very limited.

Special Sharp Teeth


Cats have extremely sharp teeth especially their 2 canine in their jaw reflects us that their ancestors have a huge impact on their genetic structure especially of the jaw.


Being carnivores meat is one of their delicacy but they have grown quite flexible when it comes to their diet.

Digitigrade walking

They walk on all fours balancing themselves on their toes and that makes them silent hunters because they don’t make sound moving around.

Heightened smell and hearing

Their high levels of sensory cells in nose and ear makes them quite active hunters as they can perceive danger from quite a distance.

Live Birth

Female cats give live birth to their kittens and they are fed by their mother till they are atleast 8 weeks old.

Warm Blooded mammals

Cats belong to broad animal category of mammals. So by nature it is bound to have many traits found commonly in mammals.

Types of Cat Breed

  • Abyssinian – Origin: Ethiopia
  • Aegean – Origin: Greece
  • American Bobtail – Origin: United States
  • American Curl – Origin: United States
  • American Ringtail – Origin: United States
  • American Shorthair – Origin: United States
  • American Wirehair – Origin: United States
  • Aphrodite Giant – Origin: Cypress.
  • Arabian Mau – Origin: Arabian Peninsula
  • Asian – Origin: Asia/Great Britain.
  • Asian Semi-longhair – Origin: Great Britain.
  • Australian Mist – Origin: Australia
  • Balinese – Origin: Thailand/United
  • Bambino – Origin: United States.
  • Bengal  – Origin: Asia/United States.
  • Birman – Origin: Burma/France.
  • Bombay – Origin: United States/Burma.
  • Brazilian Shorthair – Origin: Brazil.
  • British Longhair  – Origin: United Kingdom.
  • British Shorthair  – Origin: United Kingdom.
  • Burmese – Origin: Burma. 
  • Burmilla – Origin: United Kingdom. 
  • California Spangled – Origin: United States.
  • Chantilly-Tiffany – Origin: United States.
  • Chartreux – Origin: France.
  • Chausie – Origin: United States. 
  • Colorpoint Shorthair  – Origin: United Kingdom. 
  • Corn Rex Cat (Cornish Rex) – Origin: Cornwall, United Kingdom.
  • Cymric  Origin: Isle of Man/United States/Canada.
  • Cyprus  – Origin: Cyprus.
  • Devon Rex – Origin: Devon, Great Britain.
  • Donskoy/Don Sphynx – Origin: Russia.
  • Dragon Li/Chinese Li Hua – Origin: China.
  • Dwelf – Origin: United States.
  • Egyptian Mau – Origin: Egypt. 
  • European Shorthair – Origin: Continental Europe. 
  • Exotic Shorthair – Origin: United States.
  • Foldex – Origin: Canada. 
  • German Rex  – Origin: Germany.
  • Havana Brown – Origin: United Kingdom/Thailand. 
  • Highlander – Origin: United States.
  • Himalayan – Origin: United States/United Kingdome.
  • Japanese Bobtail – Origin: Japan.
  • Javanese – Origin: United States/Canada/Southeast Asia. 
  • Kanaani – Origin: Germany. 
  • Khao Manee – Origin: Thailand.
  • Kinkalow  – Origin: United States. 
  • Korat – Origin: Thailand.
  • Korean Bobtail – Origin: Korea.
  • Kornja  – Origin: Thailand.
  • Kurilian Bobtail – Origin: Eastern Russian/Japan. 
  • Lambkin – Origin: United States. 
  • LaPerm – Origin: United States.
  • Lykoi  – Origin: United States.
  • Maine Coon – Origin: United States.
  • Manx   Origin: Isle of Man. 
  • Mekong Bobtail  Origin: Russia. 
  • Minskin   Origin: United States.
  • Minuet  Origin: United States. 
  • Munchkin  Origin: United States. 
  • Nebelung – Origin: United States. 
  • Norwegian Forest – Origin: Norway.
  • Ocicat – Origin: United States. 
  • Ojos Azules – Origin: United States. 
  • Oregon Rex (extinct) – Origin: United States. 
  • Oriental Bicolor – Origin: United States. 
  • Oriental Longhair – Origin: United States. 
  • Oriental Shorthair– Origin: United States. 
  • Persian – Origin: United States. 
  • Peterbald  Origin: Russia.
  • Pixie-bob – Origin: United States. 
  • Ragamuffin  Origin: United States.
  • Ragdoll  Origin: United States.
  • Raas  Origin: Raas Island, Indonesia. 
  • Russian Blue  Origin: Russia.
  • Russian White/Black/Tabby  Origin: Australia/Russia. 
  • Sam Sawet  Origin: Thailand. 
  • Savannah   Origin: United States. 
  • Scottish Fold Cat   Origin: United Kingdom 
  • Selkirk Rex   Origin: United States. 
  • Serengeti   Origin: United States. 
  • Serrade   Origin: France. 
  • Siamese  Origin: United States/Europe/Thailand.
  • Siberian  Origin: Russia/Ukraine.
  • Singapura  Origin: United States/Singapore.
  • Snowshoe  Origin: United States.
  • Sokoke  Origin: Kenya. 
  • Somali  Origin: United States.
  • Sphynx  Origin: Europe/Canada. 
  • Suphalak  Origin: Thailand.
  • Thai  Origin: Thailand. 
  • Thai Lilac  Origin: Thailand.
  • Tonkinese  Origin: United States/Canada.
  • Toybob  Origin: Russia. 
  • Toyger  Origin: United States.
  • Turkish Angora  Origin: Turkey.
  • Turkish Van  Origin: Turkey. 
  • Turkish Vankedisi  Origin: Turkey. 
  • Ukranian Levkoy  Origin: Ukraine.

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FAQ's of Cat Breed

Do cats require effort to pet?

Like most animals cats do require some effort but its worth because their fluffy fir allows humans to play with it and provide recreation and stress relief.

Are Cats easy to train?

They are pretty easy to train because cats are very fast and intelligent creatures that allows them to quickly pick cues and understand them.

Do cats require lots of meat?

Cats have a flexible diet though they are inherently carnivores so they have a liking for meat, especially of a fish.

Are their downsides to petting a cat?

Some cats have certain particles on their fir that some humans are allergic to causing acne on their face so its always a good idea to first verify if you have any cat allergies.

Do cats have good memory?

Cats have a very sharp memory that allows them to remember who their master is hence improving the bond. It also has good memory of its surroundings.