Named after their cute folded ears, Scottish Fold cats have a unique look. The folds are produced by a gene that affects ear cartilage, but because the gene isn’t completely dominant,
The name gives away the origins of the Norwegian forest cat breed. Called the skogkatt in Norway, it is a natural European breed descended from domestic cats first introduced by the ancient Romans.
The sphynx breed is easily identified by its distinct physical features—giant ears and hairless body. These cats are excellent pets for those who suffer from severe allergies.
As the only natural domesticated breed of spotted cat, the Egyptian mau is often sought for its stunning coat. But besides their ravishing good looks, these cats are also known for their quality companionship and hunting prowess.
Korat cats have only been popular in the U.S. for a few decades, but their history goes back thousands of years. The breed is originally from Thailand,
If you’re looking for a goofy or mischievous feline companion, then the British shorthair may not be for you. Instead, their personality is quiet, calm, and generally reserved.
Peterbald cats don’t have a long history, but it is interesting. The unique cat was first reported in the 1980s in a town called Don in Russia. It was called the Don sphynx due to its hairlessness.
Cross a munchkin cat with a sphynx, and you’ve got a minskin. Minskins get their short, squat bodies from the munchkin and their extremely sparse coats from the sphynx—giving you a distinct-looking cat.
Siberian cats have a very dense, semi-longhaired, triple coat. They need this fur to survive the freezing, forested subarctic Siberian regions of Russia.