Where Cat Breeds Come From Infographic Ever Wonder How Different Cat Breeds Came to Be?


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There are over 70 cat breeds recognized today, so it can be hard to keep them all straight! Our infographic highlights the most popular breeds and where they came from.

Watching your cat lazing by the windowsill, drenched in sunlight, you might think cats evolved to fill that very spot. In reality, the domestic cat we know and love today has evolved over thousands of years of human interaction. Cats have served many functions over the ages, from simple rodent control to the embodiment of the supernatural to being adopted as one of our most beloved companions. 

With over 70 breeds recognized amongst cat aficionados today, it can be hard to keep your facts straight about where cats come from. This infographic, powered by PetCareRx, gives you the low down on some of the most popular cat breeds today and the most interesting cat facts across the ages. And don't forget that the American Domestic Cat, a mixed breed, makes up the lion's share of cats in the world.

There are over 85 million cats in America alone -- dig in and get to know some more about them.

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