Cat Breeds- Complete Bios of each Breed

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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 all.


        
     
ABYSSINIAN
AMERICAN BOBTAIL
AMERICAN CURL 
AMERICAN SHORTHAIR

AMERICAN WIREHAIR
BALINESE
BIRMAN
BOMBAY
BRITISH SHORTHAIR
BURMESE
CHARTREUX
COLORPOINT SHORTHAIR

CORNISH REX
DEVON REX
EGYPTIAN MAU
EUROPEAN BURMESE
EXOTIC
HAVANA BROWN
JAPANESE BOBTAIL
JAVANESE
KORAT
LAPERM
MAINE COON
MANX
NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT
OCICAT
ORIENTAL
PERSIAN
RAGDOLL
RUSSIAN BLUE
SCOTTISH FOLD
SELKIRK REX
SIAMESE
SIBERIAN
SINGAPURA
SOMALI
SPHYNX
TONKINESE
TURKISH ANGORA
TURKISH VAN

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