The following list of
breeds uses a wide interpretation of the word "breed". Breeds listed
here may be traditional breeds with long histories as registered breeds,
rare breeds with their own registries, or new breeds that may still be
under development. Please see individual articles for more information.
Cats can also be grouped by
type according to appearance or function.
A worldwide list of all known recognised and unrecognised cat breeds, strains
and varieties, including extinct and experimental breeds is stored at
Cat Breeds with recognition/discovery dates at