Finding the right new kitten is about as great as... well, coming
home with a kitten! Is there anything to compare a furry bundle
of joy to?But kittens grow into cats, and what kind of cat best
suits your household? One with lots of fur to brush and a
penchant for napping in your lap? Or a cat who'll hardly ever
need to see a comb and who prefers to use your bookshelf as a
jungle gym? Perhaps you're looking for a talkative cat, or one
that's known for their ability to be trained to do tricks?Take a
look through our
, and find out more about:
From the American Bobtail to the
Siamese, these cats are lovers of
The Easiest Cats to Care For
These cats, including the American
Shorthair, Russian Blue, and
Scottish Fold, aren't in need of much
pampering -- just a little love and they'll be happy.
Want to be the envy of the block? These kitties, like the
Korat and Ocicat, are rare beauties -- if you can find
Beautiful Black Cat Breeds
Lots of different cat breeds can come in black, and some are
always black. Meet the Bombay,
Oriental, and more.
5 of the Sweetest Lap Cats
You'll be hard pressed for alone time if you have a Persian, Ragdoll,
or another of these lap-loving cats -- but we bet you'll enjoy
the company just as much as they do.
All-White Cat Breeds
Frosty cats will fit right in the winter windowsill this holiday
season. Learn more about the Himalayan, White
Persian, and more.
The Rarest Breeds of Cats Existing Today!
As a cat lover, you will know how an American Curl looks like, or
a Persian, a Sphynx. These cats are often discussed and
recognized easily. But there are some breeds of extremely
distinctive cats. Chances are, you might not have heard of some
of these breeds of cats that exist today.
The Burmilla breed of cats originated in the United Kingdom in
1981. It was an unplanned combination of Chinchilla Persian male
and a Lilac Burmese female. The accidental kittens were so
beautiful that a breeding program was established. The Burmilla
features glamourous silvery, shiny coat, and the markings in its
eye resemble eyeliner.
The origin of Korat dates to the 14th century
and this cat is believed to have lived in monasteries in the
Kingdom of Siam. These cats were believed to be lucky and
reserved for foreign representatives of Thailand and members of
Thai government. These cats come in one color only, silver-tipped
The Chartreux is believed to have originated in Persia and
brought to France by the knights returning from the crusades in
the 16th century.
They became a part of the French monasteries and were an
important part of monk’s lives. These cats were named after the
Carthusian monks who lived in the French monasteries and known
for their unique color and coat texture.
The Turkish Van is one of the most ancient breeds of cats which
surprisingly love water and swimming. Originating from Eastern
Turkey in the Lake Van area, these long-haired beauties have
been around since the 1800s. They are recognized by the striking
reds of their heads and tails.
The LaPerm cats are known for their curly fur and a variety of
color pattern. These beautiful
cats came from a humble beginning in a barn. It was a
spontaneous genetic mutation in a regular litter of tabby cats.
These cats were named LaPerm after their unique curls that range
from tight to wavy ringlets or long corkscrew curls.
The origin of this gorgeous cat breed can be tracked to Kenya
where Sokoke came to be from natural breeding. This breed of cat
is peaceful and easy-going and known as a free-roaming feral cat
by the people of Kenya. The Sokoke breed is recognized by its
vibrantly striped coat.
The Minskin breed is a cross between a Munchkin and a Sphynx.
They are recognized by the short stature of the Munchkin combined
with hairless body of the Sphynx. These hairless breeds of cats
are known for their friendliness as well as compact size.
There are several other breeds of cats that are rare and include
Ojos Azules with their distinctive blue eyes; European Burmese
with solid pointed color; Turkish Angora recognized by their
silky white coat; American Bobtail is known for their short tail;
and American Wirehair which has a wiry coat and crimped whiskers.