19 Cat Breeds You Didn’t Know Existed

Compared to dogs, there are fewer breeds of cats. The reason is that canids have been bred for specific purposes for years and felines have not. Also, these are more difficult to tame. Its reproduction, since it is known, has focused on its appearance. Most cat breeds have evolved in the last 150 years. Today, the new species follow a certain breeding standard established by some feline associations. They generally distinguish between short-haired, medium-haired, and long-haired breeds. The genetic division, however, occurs only between short and long-haired breeds. We are going to see some examples of each of them.

 

#1. TONKINESE

Do you like the idea of ​​having a lot of kittens? Think about it because, while most breeds can give birth to up to 5 kittens per litter, a beautiful Tonkinese can mother up to 19 kittens per litter. 

 

#2. TURKISH ANGORA

We could say all long-haired cats probably owe their distinctive fur to the Turkish Angora. Magical creatures, perfect from every point of view, gained worldwide fame thanks to their multi-colored eyes and furry skin.

 

#3. THE KURILIAN BOBTAIL

It is a popular breed in Russia, especially in the extreme east of Siberia, where it originates from. They are ruthless when it comes to hunting mice. Due to the climatic conditions, it has a thick coat. They are very alert and lively.

 

#4. SHORT HAIR COLOR PRINT

Relative to the Siamese and Abyssinians, they have a reputation for being extremely high maintenance, which translates into pounds and pounds of energy that you will have to handle. If it is the feline breed, you want to have, get used to the meows, which are not few.

 

#5. THE VENERABLE KORAT

In Thailand, they are considered mystics and even reverence them, a tradition dating back to the 14th century. It is also considered “the lucky cat”, so it is not surprising they can predict prosperity.

 

#6. THE STRANGE SPHYNX

It is surprising at first glance for its skin; although it seems weak due to the lack of fur, it is precisely this characteristic that makes it very strong. It survives in the cold conditions of the Canadian climate, where it is originally from.

 

#7. THE SCOTTISH FOLD

Originally from the ‘highlands’ of Scotland, this breed of cat has a thick coat and is rather shy, although it is ready to be pampered in the extreme. They have a pretty particular ear, somewhat small, but that does not mean they stop having an excellent hearing.

 

#8. THE CHARTREUX

Elegant and cuddly, probably a characteristic acquired from their Gallic origins, this breed stands out for its intelligence, and they are very respectful of your space. Of course, they demand in the catlike way that you do not violate theirs either.

 

#9. THE SINGAPURA

They are initially from Singapore, hence the name of the breed. They are generally small but highly agile. They are also long-lived as they can reach 15 years of life in a typical home.

 

#10. THE PRANKSTER DEVON REX

And now, another breed from the United Kingdom, where feline breeds seem to find their ideal place. The Devon Rex is a rather naughty cat and distinguished by its long ears and particular eyes.

 

#11. THE CORNISH REX

Cats are generally agile, docile, very affectionate, and energetic. The Cornish Rex has all these characteristics but is also distinguished by having an excellent hearing. They are originally from the UK.

 

#12. THE MANX

More similar to a wild cat, this breed of feline originally from the British Isles of Man has a particular characteristic. In addition to the thick fur, it is distinguished by an extremely short tail.

 

#13. THE SIBERIAN WHO DOES NOT SNEEZE

This breed is quite particular since it does not cause the sneeze effect when a nearby person comes into contact with its hair. Ideal pet to have in the house from this fact, without a doubt.

 

#14. THE SLIGHT EGYPTIAN MAU

Originally from Egypt, this cat is very similar in physiognomy and dexterity to its cousins, the big cats of Africa. It is the fastest breed among cats since it can reach 48 kilometers per hour.

 

#15. THE PETERBALD, THE CAT FROM THE RUSSIAN COLD

They have an appearance that causes some rejection because of their skin, but they are very docile and highly affectionate. Ironically, despite their ancestry, they do not have a thick coat but are resistant to low temperatures. Better if they are from Russia.

 

#16. THE SCANDINAVIAN FOREST CAT

Very common in the forests of frigid Norway, this breed of cat is fully adapted to the conditions imposed by the harsh winter of Scandinavia. It has a thick coat and an energy that is proof of everything.

 

#17. THE JAPANESE BOBTAIL

This feline is originally from Japan. It is not strange that they associate it with the famous Japanese character ‘Hello Kitty’ due to its extraordinary resemblance between this breed and the endearing cultural icon of the Asian country.

 

#18. BRITISH SHORTHAIR

The specimens of this breed, in general, are voluminous and have a coat that distinguishes them, especially when combing because they are relatively short. They are originally from the United Kingdom, and according to the experts, they love to be filled with attention.

 

#19. THE SCANDINAVIAN FOREST CAT

Very common in the forests of frigid Norway, this breed of cat is fully adapted to the conditions imposed by the harsh winter of Scandinavia. It has a thick coat and an energy that is proof of everything.

 

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