An Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest known breeds, recognized for its playfulness, graceful gait and interesting appearance. The Abyssinian resembles some of the Egyptian cat breeds, such as the Mau, with its gently sl... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

As of September 2015, there are about 45 different cat breeds. Some of the most popular in the United States are American Shorthair, Maine Coon, Persian, Ragdoll and Siamese. Other prominent breeds are Abyssinian, Birman... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Small cat breeds include the American Curl, Devon Rex, Cornish Rex, Munchkin and the Singapura, according to the Cat Breeds Encyclopedia. Cats from small breeds usually weigh from 4 to 10 pounds. Abyssinian, Bombay, Burm... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats
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Fluffy cat breeds include the Persian, Himalayan and LaPerm. Persian cats may be the earliest breed of cats. Himalayans are a cross between Persian and Siamese cats. The LaPerm cat was first bred in the United States in ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Hypoallergenic cat breeds include Cornish Rex, Balinese and Sphynx. Cornish Rex cats have characteristic wavy hair. Although the Balinese breed has a medium-length silken coat and a fluffy tail, it sheds very little. The... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Most cats, including domestic breeds, have 19 pairs of chromosomes for a total of 38. Some types of cat in South America, however, have only 36 chromosomes, including ocelots, kotkots and margays. Dogs have more than dou... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats