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Cat Breed Profiles / Standards / History

Whether you are interested in a particular breed or in the Cat Fancy in general, these breed profiles, standards, and history of the major accepted breeds will give you most of the information you need to know about pedigreed cats.
  1. Abyssinian (3)
  2. American Bobtail (3)
  3. American Curl (4)
  4. American Shorthair (5)
  5. Bengal Cat Profiles (6)
  6. British Shorthair Profile (7)
  7. Burmese Profile (7)
  8. Birman Profile (9)
  9. California Spangled Cat (3)
  10. Chartreaux Cat Profile (5)
  11. Chausie Profile (4)
  12. Bombay Cat Profile (8)
  13. Balinese Cat Profiles (7)
  14. Devon Rex Profile (5)
  15. Egyptian Mau Info (8)
  16. Exotics Profile (4)
  17. Havana Brown (6)
  18. japanesebobtail (8)
  19. Korat Profile (6)
  20. Maine Coon Profile (8)
  21. Manx Cats Profile (8)
  22. MunchkinProfiles (3)
  23. NFC Profile (6)
  24. Oriental Profile (8)
  25. Ocicat Profile (7)
  26. Persian Profile (6)
  27. PixieBob Profile (7)
  28. Ragdoll Cats (9)
  29. Russian Blue (8)
  30. Singapura (5)
  31. Savannah Cat Profile (4)
  32. Scottish Folds (7)
  33. Siamese Cats (7)
  34. Somali Cats (5)
  35. Sphynx Cats (6)
  36. Tonkinese Cats (2)
  37. Turkish Angora (4)
  38. Turkish Van Cats (6)

Toyger Cat Profile
The Toyger cat is a "designer cat," developed by a Bengal cat breeder to look like a house cat version of a tiger. Learn more about the Toyger, one of several cats developed to have the "look of the wild."

Personalities of the 12 Favorite Cat Breeds
Cat lovers who prefer the consistency of the look of various cat breeds often favor one breed over another, using the personality of that breed as a standard. Learn more about the individual personalities of the ten most popular cat breeds.

The Wild Look in Cats - Profiles of cats bred for the wild look
Cat lovers love the big cats too, and breeds with the "wild look" are especially popular for that reason. Learn more about Bengals, Savannah cats, and other cats with the look of the wild.

Living with a Tabby Cat
Tabby cat companions describe their cats. Learn about training and housebreaking the tabby, tabby temperament and other characteristics of this color pattern in cats. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Tabby Cat on this site. See submissions

Living with a Calico Cat
Calico cat companions describe their cats. Learn about training and housebreaking Calico, Calico temperament and other characteristics of this color pattern in cats. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Calico Cat on this site. See submissions

Cat Brags: Cats of Many Breeds and Colors
We all love to brag about our cats with our huge community of cat lovers. The cat lovers who hang around Cats at About.com have the opportunity to share photos and stories about their cats of many different breeds (including domestic cats and mixed breeds), as well as their black cats, tuxedo cats, tabbies, calicoes, and other color patterns and...

Living with a Tuxedo Cat
Tuxedo cat companions describe their cats. Learn about training and housebreaking Tuxedos, Tuxedo temperament and other characteristics of this color pattern in cats. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Tuxedo Cat on this site. See submissions

Talk About Your Cat
Share your tale of what it's like to live with a specific breed of cat, including domestic cats and mixed breeds. Have your own stand-alone article and pictures of your favorite cat breed.Your story will help prospective owners decide what cat breed is right for them.

Living with a Munchkin Cat
Munchkin owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Munchkins, Munchkin temperament and other breed characteristics. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Munchkin Cat on this site. See submissions

Living with a Manx Cat
Manx owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Manx, Manx, temperament and other breed characteristics. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Manx on this site. See submissions

Living with a Maine Coon Cat
Maine Coon owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Maine Coon, Maine Coon, temperament and other breed characteristics. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Maine Coon on this site. See submissions

Living with a Devon Rex Cat
Devon Rex owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Devon Rex, Devon Rex health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Turkish Van Cat
Turkish Van owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Turkish Van, Turkish Van health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Turkish Angora Cat
Turkish Angora owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Turkish Angora, Turkish Angora health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Tonkinese Cat
Tonkinese owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Tonkinese, Tonkinese health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Sphynx Cat
Sphynx owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Sphynx, Sphynx health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Somali Cat
Somali owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Somali, Somali health, temperament and other breed characteristics.

Living with a Siberian Cat
Siberian owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Siberian, Siberian health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Scottish Fold Cat
Scottish Fold owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Scottish Fold, Scottish Fold health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Savannah Cat
Savannah owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Savannah, Savannah health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Russian Blue Cat
Russian Blue owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Russian Blue, Russian Blue health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Ragdoll Cat
Ragdoll owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Ragdoll, Ragdoll health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Pixie-Bob Cat
Pixie-Bob owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Pixie-Bob, Pixie Bob, Pixie-Bob health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Persian Cat
Persian owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Persian, Persian health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with an Oriental Shorthair Cat
Oriental Shorthair owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Oriental Shorthair, Oriental Shorthair health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Ocicat Cat
Ocicat owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Ocicat, Ocicat health, temperament and other breed characteristics.

Living with a Norwegian Forest Cat
Norwegian Forest Cat owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Norwegian Forest Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a La Perm Cat
La Perm owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking La Perm, La Perm health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Korat Cat
Korat owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Korat, Korat health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Javanese Cat
Javanese owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Javanese, Javanese health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Japanese Bobtail Cat
Japanese Bobtail owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Japanese Bobtail, Japanese Bobtail health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Himalayan Cat
Himalayan owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Himalayan, Himalayan health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Havana Brown Cat
Havana Brown owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Havana Brown, Havana Brown health, temperament and other breed characteristics.

Living with an Exotic Shorthair Cat
Exotic Shorthair owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Exotic Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with an Egyptian Mau Cat
Egyptian Mau owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Egyptian Mau, Egyptian Mau health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Domestic Cat
Domestic / Mixed Breed owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Domestic / Mixed Breed, Domestic / Mixed Breed health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Cornish Rex Cat
Cornish Rex owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Cornish Rex, Cornish Rex health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Chausie Cat
Chausie owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Chausie, Chausie health, temperament and other breed characteristics.

Living with a Burmese Cat
Burmese owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Burmese, Burmese health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a British Shorthair Cat
British Shorthair owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking British Shorthair, British Shorthair health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Bombay Cat
Bombay owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Bombay, Bombay health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Birman Cat
Birman owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Birman, Birman health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Bengal Cat
Bengal owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Bengal, Bengal health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Balinese Cat
Balinese owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Balinese, Balinese health, temperament and other breed characteristics.

Living with an American Shorthair Cat
American Shorthair owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking American Shorthair, American Shorthair health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with an American Curl Cat
American Curl owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking American Curl, American Curl health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with an American Bobtail Cat
American Bobtail owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking American Bobtail, American Bobtail health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with an Abyssinian Cat
Abyssinian owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Abyssinian, Abyssinian health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

Living with a Siamese Cat
Siamese owners describe their pets. Learn about training and housebreaking Siamese, Siamese health, temperament and other breed characteristics. See submissions

La Perm Cat Breed Profile
The La Perm cat is one of the curly-wavy coated cat breeds. Like other curly cats, the La Perm originated from a mutation. Read more about the description, profile, standards, and history of the La Perm cat.

Savannah
Breed information about the Savannah cat breed, its standards, profile, history, and personality traits.

Abyssinian Cat
The "Aby," as it is fondly known by fans, is playful, energetic and loving. It's unusual and beautiful ticked coat also makes it one of the most stunning cats to gaze at. Learn more about Abys and their suitability as pets, with this "Breed Snapshot."

Birman
Learn more about the personality, history, and description of this beautiful cat, known also as "The Sacred Cat of Burma," with this "Snapshot" breed profile.

California Spangled - Cat Breed Profile and History
Profile of the California Spangled cat, developed ro raise awareness of the plight of the endangered wild cats, and in danger of becoming extinct in itself.

Egyptian Mau
Profile of the Egyptian Mau, possibly the oldest breed of cat.

Maine Coon
Your shortcut to the most pertinent information on the Maine Coon: its description, personality, history, and suitability as a pet, from your Cats Guide.

Persian
"Snapshot" profile of the Persian cat, consistently one of the most popular breeds, recognized by almost every registry. Learn more about the description, personality, history, and suitability of a Persian as a pet.

Russian Blue
Your shortcut to the most pertinent information on the handsome Russian Blue cat, which lives up to its name with a glossy blue sheen to its coat. Would a Russian Blue make a good pet for you? Find out more with this "Breed Snapshot."

Pixie-Bob - Cat Breed Profile and History
Profile of the Pixie-Bob, a naturally occuring breed believed to have a foundation of matings between American Bobcats and barn cats, hence the name, 'Legend Cats.'

FBRL
Fanciers Breeder Referral List, the place to look for breeder information on most breeds.

Life with a Tortoiseshell Cat
Tortoiseshell cat companions describe their cats. Learn about training and housebreaking the 'tortie,' tortie temperament (the famous 'tortitude') and other characteristics of this color pattern in cats. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Tortoiseshell Cat on this site. See submissions

Life with a White Cat
White cat companions describe their cats. Learn about training and housebreaking the white cat, white cats' temperament and other characteristics of this color in cats. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a White Cat on this site. See submissions

Life with a Red Cat
Red cats are almost always tabbies, and are often described as orange or ginger. They range in shades from the palest beige to the most vibrant dark orange, and can be either shorthair or longhair. Red cats are most often male, but many red female cats can be found. They have warm, loving personalities, but also can be very strong-willed, and are often the alpha cat in a household. Share your pho…See submissions

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