Sure all cat breeds are cool cat breeds, but these are extra cool!
They are huge like the Ragdoll, tiny like the exquisite Singapura, hairless like the amazing Sphynx, covered with curls or waves like the LaPerm and Cornish Rex, vertically challenged like the adorable Munchkins, ears curling to the back as in the American Curl, ears curling forward ala the Scottish Fold or just plain special (Yay!)!
Some of these cool types of cats, like the unusual Norwegian Forest cat, have been around for centuries.
Other awesome cat breeds were developed through careful breeding like the Bombay, some are mixed with wild relatives like the Bengal cat and some amazingly cool cat breeds like the Munchkin cat are unique, natural mutations.
However they got here, these are 20 of the coolest breeds of cat available. So check them out!
Enjoy the journey and always remember…Cats Rule!
Cool Cat Breeds A to Z
Havana Brown Cats
The Havana Brown is a sleek, gorgeous and extremely exotic looking cat with chocolate brown fur and green eyes.
They are known for their happy, friendly and dog-like characteristics.
All Scottish Folds can be traced back to one single kitten found in a barn in Scotland back in 1966.
This breed is famous for its loving and affectionate personality.
Scottish Fold kittens are born with normal ears that begin to fold over around the third week of life.
Often occurring within the same litter, some individuals ears never fold, and these cats are called, not very cleverly, “straights.”
Bengal cats are not your typical cat breed, they are a hybrid – a cross between the domestic cat and a wild species of cat called the Asian leopard cat.
Bengals are big, bold, playful and active.
This cat can’t be left alone for long periods or they may get bored and become destructive. They need lots of excercise and attention and games and toys to stimulate their active and kinda wild brain!
The American curl is a small and delicate breed that is sweet, friendly and very gentle.
They aren’t timid though, and enjoy an active household with lots of family members of different sizes and species. They have even been known to make friends with the pet birds and rodents in the house – just lovely!
A FEW MORE COOL CAT FACTS
- Bombay cats are solid black including paw pads and nose
- The Singapura is the world’s smallest cat breed
- Norwegian Forest cats may have sailed the seas in Viking ships!