Domestic Cat Breeds – Surprisingly More Meow Than You May Expect

Are you ready to get a registered breed cat for your home? You may have started giving it some serious thought and came up with a Persian, a Siamese, an American Shorthair, and a few other varieties of domestic cat breeds. Do you have any idea how many breeds you may be overlooking? You could be missing out on the perfect cat, and never even knew it existed.

Would you be surprised to learn there are over 80 different domestic cat breeds? Each of these breeds has a unique, and sometimes downright unusual look. Here are a few cats you may have overlooked, which you should consider.

The Australian Mist Cat is a beautiful gray cat with cute spots on their body and a striped tail. Their large eager looking head and face contain some of the most expressive eyes in the cat world. They have a slender body shape to give them a very elegant look. The Australian Mist Cat is a younger breed only having been started in 1976.

Do you want to let a beast loose in your home? The Bengal appears to have walked right out of the jungle and into your house. It looks like a leopard on the prowl in your home, only in miniature. Their appearance is all deception. They are a very gentle, loving, and enjoyable cat to have in your home.

Are you interested in domestic cat breeds which look powerful, and can back it up? The British Shorthair is a very strong cat. This does not indicate they are not pleasant and wonderful playmates for your family. Their fur is short and appears to be charged with energy. You are not limited in colors on your British Shorthair. You can find cats with solid gray, traditional blue with a blue-gray fur and white hair on their belly, calico, and a variety of other colors all highlight the shorthair.

Ready to have one of the strangest looking cats on the planet? Take a look into the Donskoy. This hairless cat from Russia is a very unique breed. If you want everyone asking questions about your cat, and children lined up in curiosity, this is the cat for you. You may have seen skinless cats in the Austin Powers series of movies. You will never be accused of being an ordinary cat owner again.

The Scottish Fold is another of the beautiful and interesting domestic cat breeds often overlooked. This beautiful cat has soft hair you will love petting. Their ears are what really separate them as a special breed. Their ears gently fold down to their forehead giving them a very interesting look.

As you can see from this brief exploration of domestic cat breeds your first thoughts may have been too limited. By exploring the wide range of cats available you can find a new cat which is special and matches your family perfectly, it just requires a little more effort on your part.

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