Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How many Breeds of Cats are there in the World?

Have you ever wondered how many breeds of cats there are in the world? Well, it's time to discover!

There are currently over 80 breeds of cats recognised by one cat registry or another.


The International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance recognizes 73 feline breeds, while the more conservative 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.
A cat must have a traceable lineage going back several generations to be registered as a pedigreed cat. The term "purebred" is not used by breeders or the cat fancy in general, but is a popular term among the general public.
There are many breeds of cats.
There probably still breeds that still need discovering.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't know there were so many breeds. I knew that dogs have a whole set :D and I was amazed to see some of the different cats I didn't even dream existed.

    Thank you for the info :D

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  2. I'm happy you found that interesting, KellyAnn aka hijab-beegirl. I never knew that cats had eighty breeds either.

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