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.
Cat lover, poet, artist. I couldn't live without my three passions of life. I'm a friendly, ordinary girl who is fun to talk to and interact with. I have a cat named Rameses - If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be complete. I had a fishy named Lapis - RIP and I have my wonderful family and friends who are always there for me when needed. I always live my life like it's my last day on earth because I know that you should embrace life and treat it with as much respect as posible, because most people don't have what we have. I have two blogs that you're very welcome to follow, Goddess of Cats and Bloggerholics Annoymous.