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There are many cat breeds in the world today. In this article, we explore in detail all of the domestic cat breeds in all parts of the world.
Different Cat Breeds
British Shorthair Cat
British Shorthairs are a domestic cat breed originating in the United Kingdom. They lack an undercoat, as do their shorthaired variant (known as American Shorthairs.
The British Short Hair Cat is a medium to large feline with dense fur. This feline has roundish eyes which are copper or green, set closer together than those of other cats. Their nose melds into their face without any protrusion from the nostrils and they possess strong jaws with very powerful teeth.
American Shorthair Cat
American Shorthairs are a healthy, hardy breed. Males typically weigh about 9 – 15 pounds and females about 5 – 9 pounds. They have short hair in any of sixteen colors – including the four basic “classic” (black, brown, white and cream) – as well as silver/smoke, tabby, or tortoiseshell mixes of each color type. Some cats may have a solid pattern with stripes or spots on their head due to some LaPerm gene expression in the distant past which has now gone dormant.
On average they live 18 years but many will live 23 years or more with an unknown percentage still alive at 25+years old! Overall health is excellent and injuries heal quickly due
Persian cats are very social, and enjoy interacting with people. They love to groom themselves, so full-coated Persians will require a lot more attention if they’re not already used to being brushed. Persian cats also shed a higher than average amount of hair that can be found all around the house. This breed is recommended for households where any other pets have been fully-committed into existing and durable relationships.
Maine Coon Cat
Maine Coon cats are a very common cat breed. They are a large, friendly, intelligent cats that often dominate the family they belong to. They thrive on human companionship and are prized for their intelligence and gentle nature. Though it is debated whether or not they have “true Maine Coon blood in them,” American correspondent Barbara J.Kurtz was convinced enough to publish an article in “Country Living” titled “Maine Coons: America’s Cat Sweethearts.”
The Siamese is an intelligent breed of domestic cat. They are active and vocal, which makes them more suited to living with humans than other breeds.
The original Siamese were silver (now called platinum), but the gene responsible for that color has long since disappeared from modern Siamese lines, despite being dominant to the point they’re practically all plus with it except extreme shaded patterns.
A Ragdoll cat will be as long and lanky as a housecat when it is in youth, but once they start maturing it will have much more of the appearance of a Maine Coon.
The Ragdoll Cat’s fur is very versatile and can change variety depending on if an animal has been kitted or not. They come in shades that range from beautiful black and white to lovely cream colors all the way to shockingly pink. Other names used to refer to this breed are ‘gentle giants,’ ‘floating rag dolls’ & ‘big walking teddy bears.’
Abyssinian cats are medium-sized energetic and inquisitive felines. They have a large, square head with pointy ears and their coat’s coloration consists of mostly browns and tans with black lines on their back. Abyssinian cats are more outspoken than Scottish Folds or Munchkin cats due to the fact that they can vocalize as well as mew quite loudly; although one should not disregard them as being timid when this is not usually the case. When Abyssinian kittens grow into adult cats they tend to be very playful – even more so than other breeds like Siamese. This particular breed of cat has been known to stand up on its hind legs out of curiosity.
The Sphynx is a hairless cat breed. It has the inability to produce its own protective hair coat and must be kept carefully indoors at all times, especially in colder climates. The Sphynx cat traces back in 1964 to near Toronto Canada and was developed by outcrosses of long-haired cats with short-haired cats possibly Egyptian Mau, Devon Rex, LaPerm, American Shorthairs, and later Selkirk rex.
Bengal cats are a cross between an Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) and an American domestic cat. They have been specifically bred for their exotic appearance, lifestyle and intelligence.
Found all over the world, these felie friends can adapt to wherever they go. Developing in areas where humans lived by rivers and streams developed fishing skills, whereas those who found homes near farms learned to hunt mice. Contrary to popular belief, they do not spend lengthy periods in the water. They live their lives on dry ground but enjoy drinking water when it is available outside or inside sources- like toilet bowls!
They are both indoor and outdoor cats that prefer to stay close to family members at night time but will remain active during daytime hours hunting prey like small rodents
Scottish Fold Cat
The Scottish Fold is a cat breed in which the cartilage of the animals’ ears remains lax, causing them to fold forward and down. It is primarily characterized by its folded ears, but also often has an ‘M’-shaped profile. Cats with these features are sometimes referred to as Squirrel Cats.
Scottish Folds do not typically develop ear tips like Manx cats due to their inheritance via manipulation. Their inability to walk or jump without assistance can be beneficial in homes with other animals that are larger than themselves, such as dogs or small children who might inadvertently hurt them if they ran up and pounced on them unknowingly.
However, Scottish Folds can still scratch and bite when playing, just like other cat breeds discussed in this article.
Exotic Shorthair Cat
The Exotic Shorthair Cat is a unique cat breed. The first thing to know about this finicky feline is that its owners often need to be creative about how they feed and care for their pets. If you are considering becoming an owner of this specific breed, it is advised to do your research beforehand. This includes where and what they should eat, which veterinarian services are available nearby, and which breeds typically live happy lives in the same household. Thankfully because these cats are more independent than some other cats when it comes to litter-box use, many owners find them easier introductions into their households despite all other complications.
If you have questions or concerns about Exotic Shorthairs then please contact a professional!
Burmese cats are relatively huge animals. The average weight range for a Burmese is 4 to 8 pounds. The average height measurement is between 10″ to 12″. The breed standard shape of the Burmese body is square which can be seen in its rectangular head, wide chest, stocky legs, and rounded curve toward their back end.
The “traditional” color of the Burmeses are light cream with dark points, meaning that they have black ears, paws pads, and tail tip. They also typically have bright blue eyes. Other colors include red flame-pointed (red, sometimes almost orange coats with dark brown points)
Birman cats are a very rare breed that has an extraordinarily soft and silky coat. The Birman’s beautiful blue eyes, gentle expression and loving nature make this one of the world’s most coveted pet breeds. The Birman cat is also recognized by most leading registries as a uniquely colored breed, separate from all other breeds.
Believed to have originated in Burma (now Myanmar), its distinctive pattern includes no white patches so that it mimics the old silk ikat textiles for which Burma was famous – hence the name ‘Birma’ or ‘Barmy’, meaning “from Birma.” Legend goes that these cats were sacred in ancient times.
Siberian cats are a Russian cat breed with semi-long, silky fur. Their weight falls in the middle of the range for an average cat body mass, and they typically fall about one standard deviation below the average for times taken to reach maturity. This has made them popular as pets because it means that while their lifespan is not exceptionally long (12-15 years), they don’t experience rapid aging during this period.
Unlike some other breeds of cats who have a tendency towards unhealthy or unusual eating habits (such as demanding raw meat or milk, ignoring dry food when living at home), Siberians stay focused on tastier fare like fresh fish fillets or cooked chicken pieces.
Russian Blue cat
The Russian blue cat breed has a dark, deep, and velvety coat–and without any of the wide stripes or patches you might find on other breeds.
Originally thought of as wildcat hybrids of European domestic cats, they now seem to have developed from early semi-domesticated British Shorthairs that interbred with foreign cats sometime in the 19th century. They gained their new name after being imported by the family of Catherine the Great either in 1824 or 1830. Their coloration became popular at this time in Europe and was a fashion statement even among royalty.
Their popularity eventually came to America where those who bred them only focused on developing silver variations (there are three).
Japanese Bobtail Cat
The Japanese Bobtail Cat is a Japanese cat breed of superficially bobtailed cat. Bosutori were likely the inspiration for this breed, and it is thought that Western Europeans brought these cats to Japan in the late 1800s.
These medium-sized, short-haired cats are bred primarily as nonabundant with energetic personalities. They have lots of energy and love attention. They come in all colors but usually black or brown tabby patterns, although cream, blue or red has been known to occur too. All colors have darker markings on their backs and tails as well as dark points on their elbows with pink nose leather and paw pads
This breed was originally called “Japanese sphinx” until one breeder there changed the name to the Japanese Bobtail.
Bombay cats are a relatively new mix of Asian short-haired with American shorthair and American longhair breeds.
The result is an extremely fluffy cat breed that can be kept in many colors, including a silver tabby, black smoke shorthair, blue smoke shorthair or black smoke longhair.
Bombay cats come in all different body styles as well: cobby, medium-bodied, large-bodied or slim.
Most bombays have upright ears (though some do not) and a modified curl tail. They are sometimes mistaken for either tabbies or Maine Coons due to their dense coat. They were recognized by TICA (The International Cat Association) just in the last few years as their own breed.
Munchkin cats are an extremely rare breed that often have to be euthanized because they can’t walk.
Recent studies have shown that of the 700 reported cases of Munchkin cats, all but approximately 18 have died from various genetic abnormalities and skeletal malformations, the most common being hypertrophic cardiomyopathy leading to heart failure or renal amyloidosis leading to renal failure. This is believed to be due primarily because these cat breeds are descended from short-legged wild European rabbits called “Devon rexes” that became world famous for their short legs and ability to jump high on TV commercials. Around a third of the surviving stray-roaming population suffers from obesity.
Oriental Shorthair Cats
The Oriental Shorthair is a medium-sized, long-haired cat breed developed in the 1960s. Initially called “American Shorthairs,” they were created by breeding Persians with Siamese. After all the white patterns from the Persian genetic line had been eliminated and these cats took on a more oriental look. The first cats which were accepted as Orientals registered with TICA (the Toy Cat Association) were imported from England in 1963 and 1964.(1)
The breed soon got its own name because it differed significantly from classic American shorthairs, and then gained recognition in Britain before spreading to Europe. Orientals are very popular pet cats across the world today.
The Manx cat is a purebred and has only one coat variation, the rex. They are typically larger than other types of cats, with males being on average 16 pounds and females 14 pounds at maturity. The cobby build of this breed makes them more susceptible to orthopedic injuries, so they may be less active or agile enough for some households. However, it is reported that as new homes are found for these animals that number continues to dwindle.
Most Manx cats come in two colors; red (which can also be seen as tricolor) and blue (also called solid). The “red” color actually ranges from cinnamon-red to cream-white with undertones of black or sandy.
Turkish Angora Cat
The Turkish Angora is a cobby cat with a profile that is convex rather than concave. Its body is exceptionally round, giving it the appearance of having been cared for by expert bakers refining grains into flour. The head and ears are large in proportion to the rest of its body, coming to rounded points. The tail reaches almost all the way to its toes and has a long plume at the end. Their thick coats have loads of hair in three different layers– one being thicker than the other two for added warmth on those chilly days. This Haired beauty also loves mom’s as much as dad’s and so perches high up when we’re home as they crave attention from any human companion during their
Cornish Rex Cat
Cornish Rex Cats are a relatively new cat breed, but one that is surprisingly well established in many countries. They typically take 6-8 years to reach maturity and breed once per year.
The Cornish Rex is a breed of domestic cat with curly hair, low amounts of the natural oil required to keep such fur healthy, large ears which are often tufted on the top, and an energetic personality.
It is still largely unrecognized outside North America and Europe for show purposes. Females can have either long or short coats while males always have short hair.
Cymric cats are a breed of cat with elongated “Scottish fold” ears. Originally found in the mid-1990s in rural Wales, it has been accepted as a small but active cat breed by The International Cat Association (TICA).
The breeder of this longhaired variety was Lesley J. Roberts, who had carried on the work of her late friend Hughie Bach Roberts with an interest and enthusiasm for these very unusual cats. The ancestral type sprang from Scottish European farm cats breeding wrongly to an agricultural shorthair local to that area, called the Scottish Fold or Foldhead cat; there is no aleutian gene involved at all in this breed.
The first generations of Cymric were offspring of a common ancestor from Wales which was closely related to the Devon Rex. These original cats had tight curly coats and broad faces with large ears like those seen in the Cornish Rex and GermanWirehaired pointer breeds that occur naturally in Europe.
Devon Rex Cat
The Devon Rex is a breed of cat with some unusual features and personable nature. They have thin and curly fur, most often observed in shades of brown or blue. The Devon’s blue coloration needs to be distinguished from the dilute calico or tortoise shell coloring. It possesses “straight hind legs” like those found on non-pedigree cats. The Devon Rex will generally present many variations, some far more apparent to the eye than others, such as longhaired cats; lynx patterned types; large-headed cats with bulging eyes; ears resembling an elf’s pointy shape. Thin tabby lines are less common among this breed but not unheard of.
Himalayan cats are hybrids of the Siamese and Persian breeds, so they have the genes of both breeds. They are also known as a Tonkinese or a Personian. It is not associated with any particular geography.
In 2003 the cat was accepted into TICA’s New Breed Category on grounds of novelty (recognizing that it might be later dropped if considered not to conform to show standards).
And in 2004 it received full recognition as an Official Cat Association Cat with TICA international, providing Championship status and All-breed competition at all levels in North America.
In 2009 The International Cat Association granted championship status to the Himalayan cat breed worldwide based on its progress, advancement and improved showing for this new
The Balinese is a breed of cat which originated in Indonesia. They are characterized by their relatively sleek, muscular build and pointed head, their almond-shaped deep blue eyes, and body markings similar to those seen on Siamese cats.
A Balinese cat’s coat is shorthaired, silky in texture and has an ideal length for the show bench of just over 2 inches (5 cm) long. Colour points are a distinguishing characteristic of this breed; their large ears may be tipped in black or seal brown with varying amounts of white on the tips of these angles.
Egyptian Mau Cat
The Egyptian Mau is a domestic cat breed developed in the United States of America by Lilian J. Standish and crossing the Munchkin, Russian Blue, Norwegian Forest Cat, Arabian Mau, Abyssinian, and other breeds. The American Cat Association accepted it for showing in 1967 but preliminary standard was not accepted at that time by TICA. Currently TICA recognizes only an “experimental” standard after numerous revisions to the breed standard based on the best scientific understanding of genetics at this time. A contrast may be made with what is known about dog breeds where rigorous developmental processes have been established as well as strict breeding standards which did not exist until recently or exist now for cats.
The Savannah cat is a relatively new breed of hybrid cat, the result of cross-breeding an African Serval with a domestic cat. The Serval was chosen as the wild ancestor for this hybrid for many reasons: their intelligence; their cleanliness and low odour which makes them good family pets; they have minimal genetic problems and are not significantly prone to mutations; they are larger than domestic cats so less likely to be injured if they do escape outside. These properties make it an outstanding ancestor.
The result is a highly intelligent animal that has all the great looks of its wild ancestor but at over six times the size! Savannahs also have strong pointing instincts like their parents, but are easily trained around household items like plants.
Ragamuffin cats are a breed of non-pedigreed feline that is categorized by its tendency to mix qualities that don’t naturally exist in any other cat. One would see, for example, an unusually marked coat of color and/or patterning on the body with an extra-long or short tail sporting a tufted look. They’re also known for their uniquely expressive facial expressions and their cold playing nature. The reason these mishmash cats never became another kind of ‘more perfect’ breed likely has something to do with inbreeding.
American Bobtail Cat
The American Bobtail is a cat breed, also known as the “ankle-less” cat. Native to Texas and surrounding areas in America, it disappeared after the 1960s due to its inability to compete with foreign breeds. Its numbers have since been restored by ceaseless efforts on behalf of enthusiasts from all around the world who developed new bloodlines of Bobtails with different characteristics. It’s fascinating how this unusual and remarkable breed has managed to make a come-back despite tough odds!
Chartreux cats are silver tabbies that originate from France, and classed as a rare breed of domestic cat. They were originally bred to be a more athletic hunting cat that could climb trees and catch game fowl with their claws, but then eventually were used more for kill rats as well as other things like clothing insulators. They have round eyes that are deep yellow or light green in color, giving them what most people refer to as “soulful” expressions. The Chartreux is a semi-longhaired cat breed.
American Curl Cat
The American Curl is one of the more unusual cat breeds- and it’s not just because they look like they’re wearing a ballerina bun. The breed features an interesting gene mutation that affects the development of its ears; at rest, its ears are held mostly horizontal to the head with their tips pointing backward. The American Curl gets its cool name from this quirk: upon grooming, their curled ears shine into spirals resembling little bowls.
An ocicat is a cross between an oriental cat and a wild-taken Abyssinian. Because of the Ocicat’s exotic looks, it has become more popular in recent years. In fact, because the first Ocicats were created by breeding Asian feral cats (Asian jungle cat) with purebred Abyssinians, certain pedigree classes are disqualified from participation in some shows due to concern about continuing responsible breeding practices. The most recent breed standards for the breed embrace all types of ocelots and have been revised to reflect this thinking.
Singapura is a breed of cat recognised by major cat registries such as the Cat Fanciers’ Association and The International Cat Association. It is thought to be of type Oriental Shorthair, but it may also have roots in Siamese, Burmese and/or Abyssinian. Singapuras are curiosity-seekers who like to climb, explore and socialize with outdoor animals. They are one of the world’s most active breeds due to high energy levels, intelligence as well as being relatively easy to care for.
The Korat is one of the oldest domesticated cat breeds. These cats originated in Thailand as household pets, but are now popular companion animals throughout Europe and North America. The Korat’s fur can come in many colors and patterns. They are also always born with blue eyes which gradually change color to a golden or green hue over time.
Korats generally have lithe bodies, bright intelligent eyes, a short tail that broadens at the tip superficially resembling a lynx point coloration, ticking on darker spots on its light-colored coat and unusually dilute points over their toes where the white hairs tend to blur together making them appear pinkish or cream colored rather than pure white.
Tonkinese cats are the result of crossing a Siamese with a Burmese cat. Tonks have long, silky coats in plain black, brown tabby, and seal point colors that make them appear to be on fire. Compared to their counterpart breeds, they are usually more active and independent than Siameses or Burmese cats.
They are an intelligent breed but friendly and affectionate as well, making them excellent pets for people who live alone or for children with allergies to animals fur who still want to play with a furry animal friend (they don’t shed). They also like humans generally more than other members of either parent species do when raised together from birth.
Selkirk Rex Cat
Selkirk rex are often used as pets because they are usually friendly, very intelligent and independent. They also don’t require excessive grooming.
Ann Baker created the Selkirk Rex domestic cat breed. Selkirks have only been present for a few decades, but due to their rarity and long lifetime, they are living in the lap of luxury. The cats are considered a significant investment, with starting prices of $1000 and a final cost of $5-10K. Selkirk rex cats were accepted into TICA in 2005.
This cat breed is a small to medium size domestic cat, though this doesn’t account for their wild personality because Selkirk rex are known to be very playful cats which love exploring their surroundings – even if it comes in contact with more hostile species or breeds that live nearby. It’s easiest for them to explore when they have an owner who lives in the country side, but that’s not necessarily the case and any qualified pet owner can handle these kind of challenges while maintaining a healthy lifestyle care routine for your little lion cub at home.
Somali cats are a special type of domestic cat and a designer breed. They were first created to look like the typical wildcat – or more specifically, they’ve been bred to resemble an Abyssinian (a type of African wildcat). One way that Somali cats are different from other breeds is that their bodies are covered in dark spots rather than stripes.
However, unlike the animals which inspired them, these domesticated felines behave very tamely and can be great companions for homes with children or other pets. Another thing worth mentioning is that Somalis seem to have extra thick fur coats – especially during the winter months – so they don’t need to be bathed as often!
The LaPerm cat is a crossbreed of the Domestic short-haired cat (Domestic Shorthair) and the American Curl short-haired gene. This breed is sometimes referred to as Curly-Coated LaPerms.
The LaPerm, or Curly Coat, has a coat that curls tightly inwards rather than outwards like an ordinary Persian. The curl can form in different directions on each lock of hair with many curling up towards the face giving them a soft cheeky expression. If you look closely at their coat it looks quite fuzzy and it’s denser around their collarbone.
The Peterbald originated in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This breed was developed from the hairless Munchkin tabby with an Oriental Shorthair. The goal of the crossing was to remove the hair for convenience while retaining distinctive oriental features.”
I own a peterbald and I can attest that they are very cuddly and friendly but do need a good amount of TLC because their skin is more sensitive than other cats due to being hairless.
Peterbalds are usually indoor cats only, as they have no coat to protect them from cold temperatures or bugs.
American Wirehair Cat
The American Wirehair is a breed of domestic cat, originating in Tennessee. It was initially thought to be a mutation of the Siamese, but cats bearing similar physical traits are now recognized as being descended from crosses between domestic shorthairs and European wildcats. It is also possible that generic Wirehaired Cats and American Wirehairs share common ancestors on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. They were developed after 1968 by Karl Aschenbrenner from Savannahs and housecats (both long-haired and short-haired) native to New England, with the main breeding goal being reduced hair length combined with increased wiriness; some wirehars today may not meet this standard due to outcrossing since then.
Around the end of Quaker shuttle trade’s height in 1812, a strain of cats with long hair on their head, neck, and shoulders appeared on board the “Quaker Hero” which sailed from Boston to London. The origin is unknown but it has been speculated that they were probably introduced by sailors returning from India. These cats-ignoring external appearances-had sparse short hair elsewhere on their bodies and so this distinguishing feature led to them being called “American Wirehair Cats”.
In 1937 members of the breed were presented next to an Abyssinian at a cat show in America for its first time and consequently, many more of them began crossing over as new blood was introduced into the gene pool.
A snowshoe cat is a domesticated cat breed, developed in North America. The snowshoe was the third domestic cat breed to be accepted by TICA. They have a fluffy coat and come in many colors. Historically, they were bred to resemble wild bobcats, though modern breeding practices are not aimed at any particular appearance. Snowshoes are hardy cats that are excellent for indoor or outdoor living with owners who want an independent pet like a dog but prefer cats because of their more benign personalities.
Turkish Van Cat
The Turkish Van, also known as the Ankara Van in Turkish, is a cat breed. It is an ancient Turkish domestic cat breed distinguished by its long-haired coat and black-tipped ears. Some traits suggest that these cats are descended from extinct wildcat populations in the area, although this has yet to be proved.
The Anatolian variety resembles current wildcats more closely, though it, too, has been heavily mixed with tamed individuals to varied degrees over time. The average adult man and female weigh 8 pounds and 10 pounds, respectively.
The Burmilla is a cat breed, not to be confused with the Bengalese which often has the same markings. The Burmilla originated in Asia and bred cats to get that spotted or tabby look. These cats are also affectionate by nature and can hold their territory well.
Burmilla cats, originating in the exotic crossbreeding of a Chinchilla and an Angora, have china-blue fur with white extremities.
Many people come across them by accident or purchase them because they want a pet that is going to be treasured as opposed to abandoned. These kitties are often very social and incapable of living without human interaction.
They also like being picked up and cradled, but still on a weekly basis need a thorough combing with a picker brush to remove tangles from their coats. This breed is not for the low maintenance owner, since upkeep needs include regular grooming sessions coupled with taking care of teeth by wetting down food before feeding it and using blue toothpaste.
It is a bicolor cat breed that predominantly has large dark-green eyes with greenish-yellow irises. The coat has a shading of either jet black or dark brown with patches of brick red, light clay, gold, dark rust, and golden brown with the occasional white on stomachs and feet. The ears are medium in size and can be any color from solid to patched tabby patterns.
The Donskoy cat was discovered by Soviet scientist Dmitry Belyaev who searched for years for a domesticated animal he could use to study genetic mutations in evolution such as wild silver foxes. This process of selective breeding which took many years produced the Donskoy.
Answer: A Toyger, also spelled Toyger, is a cat breed that was developed in the early 1980s by crossing Domestic Shorthair with Bengal cats. These hybrid breed have markings that resemble tiger stripes- hence the name. Much like Bengals, they are often put on exhibit in zoos.
The Toygers’ wild frenzied behavior resembles an Asian leopard cat’s and their civet smell comes from their purebred parents. They also go through a phase when they are very inquisitive and certain smells evoke strong reactions within them as well because this is characteristic of both cats breeds that were used in breeding for toygers. Furthermore, these cats can’t be any color but golden tabby.
Colorpoint Shorthair Cat
A colorpoint shorthair cat (affectionately called a “Minskin”) is the natural result of two Siamese cats mating. The first and second generations are often mislabelled as “Siamese,” but it becomes clear with each successive generation that these are not purebreds. Generally, they resemble Abyssinians or lynx-point Persian cats. The fourth generation produces an animal looking more like a very small version of the aforementioned breeds than like the Siamese, so colorpoints should no longer be called Siamese.
It’s difficult to predict what look these cats will exhibit in their longhaired coats as adults since some fathers have short hair while others have medium-length hair.
The Javanese is a cat breed, characterized by its blue, sapphire-blue or green eyes.
Sometimes, the male has either green or copper-green eyes. The whiskers are also much thicker than those of other breeds and their ears are more erect. The tail usually curves up slightly; it is carried with an air of dignity and elegance as they move about with great grace. Contrary to popular belief, the Javanese isn’t simply a color variation of the Siamese – in fact they developed separately from each other for many years before being discovered as different breeds eventually merging together later on because their similarities were found out to be greater than their differences.
Norwegian Forest cat