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Where can you find pictures of different cat breeds online?

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Pictures of various cat breeds can be found online on the Animal Planet and the Pet Finder websites. There are approximately 40 different cat breeds and the recognized breeds vary depending on the cat registry. Breed standards vary among the different cat registries, which is the main reason why the number of recognized breeds are inconsistent among the cat fancier groups.

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Where can you find pictures of different cat breeds online?
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When it comes to cat breed standards, recognized breeds among cat registries may include domestic-wild cat hybrids, new and experimental breeds, distinct domestic populations, breeds that have lapsed and breeds that are no longer actively pursued. Cats that do not belong in any particular group are referred to in cat fancy as either domestic short-hair or domestic longhair.

Among the cat registries, a particular cat may be named differently, which adds to the inconsistencies and confusion in cat breed standards. For instance,the Cat Fancier's Association's standard for a colorpoint Persian is considered as a Himalayan in the International Cat's Association.

As of February 2015,the Animal Planet website has 34pictures of different cat breeds, while the Pet Finder website has pictures of 43 different breeds. The following are a few of the cat breeds shown in both websites.

  • Abysinnian
  • American Bobtail
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Manu
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Ocicat
  • Persian
  • Siamese
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