16 Types Cat Around the World


There are many types of cats worldwide. Cats are the descendants from their jungle ancestors, the tigers. The International Association of Cats recognizes as many as 71 standard breeds. These cats are beloved by many people around the world as companions and have unique characteristics. These felines can display quirky behavior and may use hissing, tail waving, slow blinks or tail wags to communicate fear, boredom or anger. They are fond of hiding in odd things, such as cardboard boxes or laundry hampers. We will be discussing different types of cats and their unique characteristics.

1.Abyssinian Cat

This vibrant domestic cat is characterized by its short-haired tabby fur and large, almond-shaped eyes. This cat is a native to Ethiopia or Abyssinia. It has a distinctive coat that features distinct hair bands in different colors. Their heads are shaped like a wedge and they are round. Their ears have tiny hair tufts at the tips that give them a cute look. The medium-sized cat is strong and agile, and very playful. This cat is very social and interested in all things.


2.American Bobtail Cat

American Bobtail cats are a popular American cat with many characteristics that are similar to dogs. Although they may appear aggressive, they are very social and easygoing. These cats are great companions and can fit in well with other pets and families that have children. They love playing hide-and-seek and fetch, just like dogs. These animals make great therapy pets and can walk on a leash together with their owners.

3.Japanese Bobtail Cat

The Japanese Bobtail, one of many types of domestic cats, is a type of cat that looks like a cat on the front and resembles a rabbit from the back. This is due to their bunny, stubby tails. The bobtails that appear like a pom pom are a result genetic mutation. They are a native breed of cats from Japan and Southeast Asia, but can now be found all over the world. These cats are believed to be an old breed that belonged in Japan to monks.

These cats can be identified by South-East Asian and Japanese cat luck symbols. These cats can have either blue or golden eyes. It is not surprising to find a Japanese bobcat that has one eye blue and one eye gold. Heterochromia is what causes this.

4.Birman Cat

This cat is large and stocky with beautiful sapphire blue eyes. It also has a long, silky fur. They are playful, curious, and friendly and come in many colors. If they’re not on your lap, they can play fetch with you. They were originally from Burma, and later moved to France. These cats make quiet but friendly companions.

5.British Shorthair Cat

Do you remember the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” or the one in “Puss in Boots?” That’s the British Shorthair Cat. The British Shorthair Cat is well-known for its large face and bulky body, as well as thick, luxurious fur. These cats are the pedigreed British domestic cat. They may be found in the “British Blue”, or a solid gray-blue, with orange eyes. They make great companions and are calm animals.


6.Himalayan Cat

The Himalayan Cats can be described as a sub-breed or hybrid of the Siamese and Persian Cat. Their fur is snowy white like Persian cats, with brown tips at the ears, feet, and tail. They have deep blue eyes, similar to Siamese cats. These chubby cats are large and need to be groomed for their thick fur. These cats are friendly and can show a sudden surge of activity. They can be seen running around as kittens from their sleep.

7.Persian Cat

Longhair Persian cats are also known by their common name, the Longhairs. They are considered to be one of the most luxurious cats. They are popular cats because of their beautiful long hair, calm personality, and sweet faces. These cats were originally from Persia, and they were later introduced to Europe. The Persian cat is calm and docile. They can live up to 15 years. Queen Victoria has always loved the Persian cat.

8.Siamese Cat

Siamese cats are one the most fascinating cat breeds because of their large personality, intelligence and age. They are considered status symbols and have been prized for their distinctive patterns for many years. Many stories will tell you of Siamese cats being gifted to dignitaries. They were the official cats of Siam’s royal families. They are known for their fluffy, blue-colored coats and vocal abilities. They are known for their loud meowing. It is also one of the most peaceful animals in the world.

9.Ragdoll Cat

American Ragdoll cats are large and powerful. They behave in a relaxed, laid-back manner that gives the impression of a ragdoll. The ragdolls are a great choice for pet companions. They are gentle and sweet cats who will enjoy being petted and held. Like dogs, they greet their owners at the door. They are fond of the water. They are one of the most beautiful cats on the planet.


10.Scottish Fold

We all have heard of Maru, the famous Internet cat from Japan whose memes were wildly popular worldwide. It’s also known as the Scottish Fold, a domestic cat breed. It is said to be “owl-like”. The dominant gene mutation that causes the distinctive, drooping ears to bend at the front makes this cat look like an owl. They are believed to have originated in China and were then brought to England. These cats are charming and sweet, but they have delicate tails which can get injured and become stiff if not handled properly.


The Cycladic Islands in Greece are where the Aegean cat originated. The Aegean cat breed is a natural, un-manipulated breed. The breeders of the fledgeling Greek cat hobby began the development of this cat species in the 1990s. This cat breed is considered to be one of the oldest domesticated cats. It is also quite common in Turkey and Greece as feral cats. It is a natural beauty and a treasure in Greece.

12.American Curl

American Curl is a breed of cat that’s known for its unique ears. It looks like a curl from the forehead towards the centre of your skull. A spontaneous mutation resulted in the creation of the American Curl cat breed. In June 1981, the breed was discovered in Lakewood, California. The first American Curl was Shulamith, a black beauty. It is well-known for opening doors and cabinets.

13.American Ringtail

American Ringtail is an experimental breed of cat that was created from Solomon, a California cat. Susan Manley, the owner of the cat, started a breeding program in 1998 to reproduce Solomon’s curled tail. This was very similar to other feral cats living in northern California. The genetic mutation does not cause any health problems and the curled tail cats were bred with Ragdoll and American Shorthair cats.

14.American Shorthair

The American Shorthair breed was originally derived from Europe. There are 80 recognized species of this breed. It is well-known for its compact, muscular body, short ears and broad head. Their short hair is easy to maintain by their owners. Shawnee Trademark, a member of American Shorthair, was named Best Cat of The Year (COTY), by the CFA in 1965.


15.American Wirehair

American Wirehair is a playful and affectionate cat breed. It’s known for its round head and slight upward curve at the edges of the eyes. This species is great for seniors and children. The species has a life expectancy of 18 years. It can reach up to 60 cm (2 feet) in length, and it weighs about 6.8 kg (15 pounds).

16.Aphrodite Giant

The Aegean is a natural breed, which means that they are able to develop naturally without human intervention. This breed is loved for their gentle, loving, intelligent nature. This breed is a great family pet, and enjoys being around children and seniors. It is believed that it was born on the island of Cyprus. It is one of two types of cat that can be short-haired or long-haired.