How Many Cat Breeds Are There?

British Blue Cat
British Blue Cat, PrsKavka, Wikipedia

How many cat breeds are there? It depends on which source you consult, as many breeds are either in the early developmental stages, have been recognized in the area in which they evolved but not elsewhere, or are only recognized by one or two cat associations. My research suggests that there are 116 partially or fully established breeds as of December 2019.

      1. Abyssinian
      2. Aegian Cat
      3. Agia Elini (St. Helen)
      4. American Bobtail
      5. American Curl
      6. American Ringtail
      7. American Shorthair
      8. American Wirehair
      9. Antipodean
      10. Aphrodite Giant
      11. Arabian Mau
      12. Australian Mist
      13. Australian Tiffanie
      14. Balinese
      15. Bambino
      16. Bengal
      17. Birman
      18. Bombay
      19. Brazilian Shorthair
      20. British Shorthair
      21. British Longhair
      22. Burmese
      23. Burmilla
      24. California Spangled Cat
      25. Caracat
      26. Celtic Shorthair
      27. Chantilly/Tiffany
      28. Chartreux
      29. Chausie
      30. Colourpoint Shorthair
      31. Cornish Rex
      32. Cymric
      33. Cyprus
      34. Desert Lynx
      35. Devon Rex
      36. Donskoy/Don Sphynx/Don Hairless
      37. Dragon Li
      38. Dwelf
      39. Egyptian Mau
      40. European Burmese
      41. Exotic
      42. Foldex
      43. German Rex
      44. Havana Brown
      45. Helki
      46. Highlander
      47. Himalayan
      48. Honeybear
      49. Iowa Rex
      50. Japanese Bobtail
      51. Javanese/Oriental Longhair
      52. Jungala
      53. Karelian Bobtal
      54. Khao Manee
      55. Korat
      56. Korean Bobtail
      57. Korn Ja
      58. Kurilian Bobtail
      59. Kusing Buso
      60. LaPerm
      61. Lykoi
      62. Maine Coon
      63. Mandalay
      64. Manx
      65. Mekong Bobtail
      66. Mexican
      67. Minskin
      68. Missouri Rex
      69. Munchkin
      70. Napoleon Shorthair
      71. Nebelung
      72. Nepali
      73. Neva Masquerade
      74. Norwegian Forest Cat
      75. Ocicat
      76. Ojos Azules
      77. Oregon Rex
      78. Oriental Shorthair
      79. Persian
      80. Peterbald
      81. Piawaian Kucing Malaysia
      82. Pixie-Bob
      83. Raas
      84. Ragamuffin
      85. Ragdoll
      86. Rugkatt
      87. Russian Black
      88. Russian Blue
      89. Russian Tabby
      90. Russian White
      91. Sam Sawat
      92. Savannah
      93. Scottish Fold
      94. Selkirk Rex
      95. Serengeti
      96. Serrade Petit
      97. Seychellois
      98. Siamese
      99. Siberian
      100. Singapura
      101. Snowshoe
      102. Sokoke
      103. Somali
      104. Sphynx
      105. Suphalak
      106. Templecat
      107. Tennessee Rex
      108. Thai Lilac
      109. Tonkinese
      110. Toyger
      111. Turkish Angora
      112. Turkish Van
      113. Turkish Vankedisi
      114. Ukranian Levkoy
      115. Wila Krungthep
      116. York Chocolate

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