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Cat breed
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Cat breed

A cat breed is an infrasubspecific rank for the classification of domestic catss. A cat is considered to be of a certain cat breed if it is true breeding for the traits that define that breed. Only three percent of owned cats belong to a cat breed, and an even smaller percentage of those are suitable for showing. A breeding certificate proves that a cat belongs to a cat breed by showing the cat's pedigree back to at least four generations.

Table of contents
1 List of cat breeds
2 Other varieties of domestic cat
3 History
4 See also
5 External links

List of cat breeds

Following is a list of all the currently recognised cat breeds.

Longhaired and semi-longhaired cats

Shorthaired cats

Breeds with unusual physical features

Other varieties of domestic cat

Varieties of domestic cat can also be identified by characteristics other than


The whole concept of cat breeds is a relatively new one. Two hundred years ago there was no such thing. Today there are almost a hundred cat breeds.

See also

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