A cat breed is used for the classification of domestic cats. There
are a variety of different cat breeds . Read about the many domestic
cat breeds, including the Maine Coon and Siamese cats. And view the
many cat breeds pictures to see how each breed differs dramatically
in coat length and overall look.
About 40 cat breeds, of domestic cats are recognized internationally.
Although the various cat breeds often differ dramatically in coat
length and overall look, they vary less in size than do dog breeds.
Many domestic cat breeds began as a naturally-occurring variety
of domestic cats native to a specific geographic area. Others are
man-made breeds, the result of generations of careful breeding for
a desired look.
Cat breeds are customarily divided into two major categories - longhaired
and shorthaired cats. In each of these categories, there is a variety
of specific breeds.