Cat Breeds- Complete Bios of each Breed
As cat owners and people who care deeply for animals and
wildlife, we wanted our Cat Encyclopedia to be a website that could
empower pet owners to create the most positive, loving
environment for their cats. Cat Encyclopedia realizes that owning a
house cat is like adding a new member to your family.
Our Mission Statement
The Cat Encyclopedia was developed to provide
comprehensive information about domestic house cats in a concise and
simple to use format, complete with photographs of each breed of domestic
house cat. Our goal is to provide domestic house cat owners and pet enthusiasts
empowering information to create a healthy and loving environment for
domestic house cats.
Welcome to the Cat Encyclopedia-
Your one stop website for all information on domestic house cats.
The Cat Fanciers' Association recognizes 41 breeds of domestic
house cats, of which 16 are "natural breeds" that probably emerged
before humans began breeding pedigree cats, while the others were
developed over the latter half of the 20th century.
Pedigree varieties of domestic house cats are divided
roughly into 3 groups: longhairs or Persians, shorthairs, and Siamese.
The longhairs have round, broad heads, with small ears, thickset bodies,
short, thick legs, and short, full tails. Among the longhairs, the
Chinchillas, with white coats tipped with black, and the Smoke, with
white undercoat and black top coat, are especially striking. The Siamese
have wedge shaped heads, long, svelte bodies, tall legs, and long,
tapering tails. The Manx differs from other cats in having no tail at