a british shorthair tabby cat with orange eyes

Cat Breeds

The International Cat Fanciers Association recognizes 73 standard breeds of cat. The Cat Fanciers Association recognizes 45 and the Federation International Feline recognizes 48. Here, we present some of the most common and popular recognized by all the various associations.

Based on registrations, the CFA records that the top 10 most popular cat breeds as of Feb 2022 are most popular: Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Exotic, Persian, Devon Rex, British Shorthair, Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Scottish Fold, Domestic Shorthair or Long Hair Cat (companion cat) and in tenth, the Sphynx cat.

Check out some of these popular breeds here!

orange tabby american bobtail kitten with amber eyes standing on floor boards looking upward

American Bobtail

silver grey tabby american curl cat lying down

American Curl

seal point fluffy birman cat with blue eyes sitting looking upward


Cat Breeds By Characteristics

Sometimes you don’t know what breed you want but you know what you want your cat to look like or behave like! Here we outline some of the most popular breeds by characteristics. Check them out!