How Many Cat Breeds Are There in The World

There are over 67 breeds of cats in the world.

The IPCBA (International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance) recognizes 73 feline breeds, while the more conservative CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association) gives the nod to only 41. Developing and registering a new breed of cats is a long, involved progress, and not every attempt is successful. For example, the CFA steadfastly refused to admit cats bred from “wild stock,” such as the Bengal, or the Savannah, although these breeds are both accepted by TICA and IPCBA.

Cat breeds of the world list


  1. Abyssinian Cat breed Africa (Ethiopia)
  2. American Bobtail USA
  3. American Curl  USA
  4. American Shorthair Cat  USA
  5. American WireHair Cat  USA
  6. Australian Mist Cat  Australia
  7. Balinese Cats FE (Thailand)
  8. Bambino Cat USA
  9. Bengal Cat Asia ; USA
  10. Birman FE (Burma) ; France
  11. Bombay Cat USA
  12. British Shorthair UK
  13. Burmese Cats FE (Burma) ; USA
  14. Burmilla Cat UK
  15. Californian Spangled  USA
  16. Ceylon Asia (Sri Lanka)
  17. Chartreux Cat Europe (France)
  18. Chausie Cat USA
  19. Cornish Rex UK (England)
  20. Cymric (See Manx) UK (Isle of Man) ; USA
  21. Devon Rex UK (England)
  22. Domestic Lynx  USA
  23. Don Sphynx Cat(Donskoy) Russia
  24. Dwelf Cat USA
  25. Egyptian Mau Cats Africa (Egypt)
  26. Exotic Shorthair Cat USA
  27. Genetta Cat USA
  28. German Rex  Europe (Germany)
  29. Havana  UK
  30. Japanese Bobtail Asia (China/Japan)
  31. Javanese Cat USA
  32. Kinkalow USA
  33. Korat Cat breed  FE (Thailand)
  34. Kurilian Bobtail Cat Russia (Kuril Islands)
  35. Lambkins  USA
  36. La Perm Cats USA
  37. Levkoy Cat Russia
  38. Maine Coon Cat USA
  39. Manx Cats  Isle of Man, UK
  40. Minskin Cat  USA
  41. Munchkin Cat USA
  42. Napoleon Cat USA
  43. Nebelung Cat  USA / Russia
  44. Norwegian Forest Cats  Scandinavia (Norway)
  45. Ocicat Cat USA
  46. Oriental Shorthair Cat  FE (Thailand) ; UK
  47. History of Persian Cats ME (Iran) ; UK
  48. Peterbald Russia
  49. Pixie Bob Cat USA
  50. Ragdoll Cat USA
  51. Russian Blue Asia (Russia) ; Europe
  52. Savannah Cats USA
  53. Scottish Fold Cat  UK (Scotland)
  54. Selkirk Rex Cat USA
  55. Serengeti Cat USA
  56. Types of Siamese Cats FE (Thailand)
  57. Siberian Forest Cat Asia (Siberian/Russia)
  58. Singapura Cat FE (Singapore)
  59. Skookum Cat USA
  60. Snowshoe Cat USA
  61. Somali Cats Africa ; USA
  62. Sokoke Cat Africa (Kenya)
  63. Sphynx Cat Mexico ; USA
  64. Tonkinese Cats USA / Canada
  65. Toyger Cat USA
  66. Turkish Angora  Eurasia (Turkey)
  67. Turkish Van Cats Eurasia (Turkey)
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