The ideal pedigreed cat is "a perfectly proportioned animal of pleasing appearance and superb refinement, a sophisticated version of a domesticated feline," according to Jeanne Singer.

Breeders of pedigreed cats select those who are well balanced tempermentally while they strive to maintain the unique personality traits of their chosen breed whether this is a quiet sweet non-demanding pet or a highly active attention loving animal. Within each breed there may be some individuals who vary but consistency in temperament, as desired in each breed, is one of the goals of all breeders.

Many of the pedigreed breeds are well-known; others are rare yet treasured by those who value their rich history and other unique characteristics.

  • Abyssinian
  • American Bobtail
  • American Curl
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Balinese/Javanese
  • Birman
  • Bombay
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Chartreux
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • European Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Havana Brown
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Korat
  • LaPerm
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Ragamuffin
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Scottish Fold
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Siamese
  • Siberian
  • Singapura
  • Somali
  • Sphynx
  • Tonkinese
  • Turkish Angora
  • Turkish Van
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