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Different Types Of Cats Breeds

By Jane SmithLast update: 2024-07-02

New to cat adoption? It is normal that new cat parents wonder what cat breed may suit them the best. Even though we prioritize the love and capabilities of raising a kitty, we surely have to acknowledge different types of cat breeds to ensure they match our living conditions, financial capabilities, and personality. In this below article, we would love to give you a deep look into different cat breeds. Now let's get started!

British Shorthair

British shorthair is quite common, regarding pets. They are adorable, easy to find, and well-adapting to the surroundings. Pet owners will definitely fall in love with their chunkiness. Also, they vary in colors, but the most popular ones will be blue and gray.

More about the British shorthair, they can be independent and intimate at the same time. Hence, if you don't have too much time to pay attention to your British shorthair kitty, they can manage to entertain themselves just fine.

British Longhair

British longhair is the next cat breed we would love to introduce to you. They are not much different from the British shorthair, except for the hair length. They also have wonderful color choices. The body figures and other features are muchly similar to the British shorthair.

However, a British longhair can cost you from 800 to 1200 pounds per purchase, while the British shorthair is about 800 to 1000 pounds. But we don't see this difference to be significant.

American Shorthair

The American shorthair is another popular cat breed, and it is not hard to catch sight of one when you walk on the street. American shorthair can weigh from 11 to 15 pounds for males and 6 to 12 pounds for females. The most common hair colors you may see in an American shorthair are brown and gray.

About this cat breed personality, don't you ever worry because they are playful and friendly with humans and other cats. If you are planning on getting one more cat, the American shorthair makes a great choice


Ragdolls are the cutest and funniest cats ever. They have interesting looks that can never bore you. Their cuteness is certainly a 10 out of 10. The hair color of a Ragdoll is truly a masterpiece. Whatever color you choose, it always ends up being the right choice. But what we love most is their ocean-blue eyes.

Ragdolls can weigh from 10 to 15 pounds, depending on their gender and living conditions. Their hair is silky, smooth, and thick. Their personality is loving, caring, playful, and smart. Due to their intelligence, you can even teach them tricks.

Maine Coon

Should you look for a companion, Maine Coon is the perfect mate. They are gentle, loving, and calm. These are what make them exactly pet therapy for many people. More about Maine Coon, they are quite a large cat breed, weighing 11 to 15 pounds. Their hair is thick, smooth, and silky just like the Ragdoll, but perhaps a bit longer.

Maine Coon is considered a hardy cat breed for their stability and long lifespan. If they are raised properly, they can live up to 15 years.

Scottish Fold

Scottish fold makes you fall in love with their adorable appearance, especially the folding ears. They have a smooth and dense coat. The colors you may see can be yellow or cream, but whatever color it is, the Scottish fold will melt your heart. They are not as large as the Maine Coon (weighing 9 to 13 pounds).

The Scottish fold is the best for those with plenty of time because these cats are playful, friendly, and love attention. If you have a dog, they can make great companions. But when raising these kittens, make sure you don't leave them alone for hours.


Birman has everything you call Charisma. They have the most royalty look with fluffy lilac point coats. They weigh from 9 to 15 pounds in general. The blue eyes of Birman can be a spell, putting you in love with them.

Birman is the most gentle and sweetest cat breed ever. They are great friends for humans and dogs if you wonder. Also, what people think about Birman is their health conditions and lifespan (15 years and more). Birman will surely go straight to our favorite list.

Egyptian Mau

Here is another shorthair cat breed. Although they have short to medium coats, they still get that royalty look. The most seen colors are bronx and gray, which are absolutely gorgeous. They weigh from 10 to 14 pounds, making them a medium-to-large cat breed.

An Egyptian Mau is close and loving toward their owners. They don't hesitate to show their affection through meowing. They are also active and like to display their hunting skills. Hence, don't be so surprised if you find them on the refrigerator's top on a daily basis.


Himalayan cats are adorable with their fluffy thick coats. They may appear sad in several scenes but they are not carrying the emotion. It is just how their faces go naturally. The most popular coat color is beige and white. They weigh from 10 up to 14 pounds.

Himalayan is one affectionate cat breed but she is very selective. She is open to her owner but reserved for guests. It may take her some time to get acquainted, but deep down she is one sweet and loving cat.


Munchkin cats have shorter legs than every other cat breed. They are cute with a dense long or short coat. The color variations are diverse too. Besides, cat breeders will try to combine munchkins and other breeds to enhance the diversity of these cats.

Munchkins are playful, and some can be really active. Evidently, the short legs don't hold them back at all. They love being around humans and other pets, making them one of the most loving cats ever.


One more cat breed to acknowledge our readers is the Siberian. This is a longhair breed with a body weight from 9 to 17 pounds (one of the largest cat breeds). They have numerous color variations and repute themselves among the healthiest cat breeds found.

The personality of Siberians usually refers to friendliness and affection. They are not reserved at all around strangers. Notably, when they stay with their owners, these cats get extra intimate. This is quite why people go crazy for Siberians.

Selkirk Rex

Patient and tolerant are the words to describe Selkirk Rex cats. These cuties have similar body features to a British shorthair. But their body weight can be much more significant. The coat is also denser and silkier.

Speaking more of these cats, they are people-oriented. Therefore, they easily get along with humans, other cats, and dogs. Their natural loving nature makes them great friends to have as well.


We have just mentioned 12 different types of cat breeds. We surely have more to come in our next article, so don't forget to follow us. More facts and interesting news are coming for pet owners!

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