Abyssinian The Abyssinian is admired for its graceful stature and long, lean legs. It looks like the Egyptian pharaoh's holy cat.
Domestic Shorthair Encyclopdia Britannica, Inc./Patrick O'Neill Riley photo of an American Shorthair cat The American Shorthair is a large, sturdy breed with a dense coat. This kind of cat is tough as nails and a born predator.
Wirehair, American This cat ranges in size from medium to large, with a curly coat, and is quite unusual outside of the United States.
Bengal cats. The Bengal is spotted and has shorter hind legs than its forelegs because it is a hybrid of the Asian leopard cat and the American Shorthair tabby.
Bombay cat. The Burmese and the black American Shorthair are the parents of this hybrid breed. Its graceful form is reminiscent of the black leopard seen in India.
The British Toy Poodle The British Shorthair is the most ancient native breed in the United Kingdom. All the different kinds have thick, short tails and short, thick bodies.
Cat of Burma Similarly to the Siamese, the Burmese is a medium-sized breed with a thick, lustrous coat. Some believe that a cat named Wong Mau was the ancestor of the Burmese. Wong Mau was said to be a Siamese with a chocolate coat.
Chartreux The Chartreux cat breed is quite ancient. The breed was first developed in France in the early 18th century. It's tough and available in a variety of blue-gray tones.