Originating in Thailand (formerly Siam), the Siamese cat is one of the oldest and most recognizable Asian breeds. Known for their striking blue almond-shaped eyes, short coat, and vocal nature, Siamese cats are affectionate, intelligent, and social.
The Bengal cat's ancestors were wild Asian leopard cats crossed with domestic cats. Known for their stunning and distinctive spotted or marbled coat, Bengals are agile, energetic, and enjoy interactive play.
As the name suggests, this breed hails from Japan and is distinguished by its short, bobbed tail. Japanese Bobtails are highly active, intelligent, and known for their playful nature and friendly disposition.
Originally from Burma (now Myanmar), Burmese cats are known for their sleek, satin-like coats and expressive golden eyes. They are affectionate, social, and enjoy being around people.
Originating in Turkey, the Turkish Van is a natural breed that is famous for its love of water. They have a unique color pattern, often referred to as "van pattern," with a mostly white body and colored markings on the head and tail.
This breed's name means "Singapore" in Malay, where they were first discovered. Singapura cats are one of the smallest breeds, with large eyes and a ticked coat (individual hairs with bands of color). They are affectionate, playful, and curious.
Though the Munchkin breed was developed in the United States, it traces its origins to a cat with short legs found in Asia. Munchkins have a playful and friendly temperament and come in various coat patterns and colors.
Originally from Kenya, the Sokoke cat is believed to have Asian ancestry, possibly related to the Asian leopard cat. They have a distinctive marbled coat pattern and are known for their playful and active nature.
This breed originates from Thailand and is renowned for its stunning silver-blue coat and large green eyes. Korats are affectionate, intelligent, and have a strong bond with their human companions.
While the exact origins of the Manx breed are unclear, it is believed to have come from the Isle of Man, which is located in the Irish Sea, off the coast of Britain. Manx cats are known for their distinctive taillessness or short tails and are intelligent and playful.