CFA Breeds

CFA currently recognizes 45 pedigreed breeds, as well as  non-pedigreed Companion Cats (CCW).

42 breeds are eligible to compete in the Championship, Premiership, Kitten and Veteran Classes.  3 breeds (the Khao Manee, Lykoi, and Toybob) are eligible to be shown in the non-competitive  Miscellaneous Class, working toward advancement.

Companion Cats (CCW) are eligible to compete in the Household Pet (HHP) class.

To learn more about any of our breeds, click on the links below…

Abyssinian
Abyssinian
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Ticked coat; ruddy, red, blue and fawn colors
Personality: Busy, active, agenda-driven and affectionate
American Bobtail
American Bobtail
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Medium to large, naturally occurring, bobtailed cat
Personality: Loving and intelligent
American Curl
American Curl
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Ears curl back, away from the face; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Energetic and affectionate
American Shorthair
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Stocky, working breed: available in a wide variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Even tempered and quiet
American Wirehair
American Wirehair
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Crimped, springy coat; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Even temperament
Balinese
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: LH variety of Siamese and Colorpoint Shorthair
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active
Bengal
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Richly colored, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots or distinctive marbling
Personality: Curious and athletic
Birman
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Stocky body with white feet and point color pattern; easy to groom coat of intermediate length
Personality: Sweet and affectionate
Bombay
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Glossy, black coat
Personality: Playful and affectionate; lap cats
British Shorthair
British Shorthair
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Stocky, sturdy, plush coat; blue is very popular but also come in other colors
Personality: Calm and quiet; enjoy people
Burmese
Burmese
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Stocky and well muscled; sable, also champagne, blue and platinum
Personality: People oriented, affectionate
Burmilla
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Sparkling silver coat, and distinctive “make up” lining the nose, lips and eyes
Personality: Sociable, playful, and affectionate
Chartreux
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Blue only, well muscled, medium woolly coat
Personality: Quickly become attached to their family
Colorpoint Shorthair
Colorpoint Shorthair
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Non-traditional point colors
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent
Cornish Rex
Cornish Rex
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Soft, wavy, curly coat; many colors and patterns
Personality: Active, racy, affectionate
Devon Rex
Devon Rex
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Naturally curly, wavy coat; many colors and patterns
Personality: Pixie look and personality
Egyptian Mau
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Spotted pattern in silver, bronze and black smoke
Personality: Athletic and active
European Burmese
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Moderate type with gently rounded contours
Personality: Highly intelligent, affectionate and extremely loyal
Exotic
Exotic
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Body and head type like a Persian but with a short plush coat; available in same colors and patterns as the Persian
Personality: Sweet, affectionate, quiet
Havana Brown
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Chocolate brown
Personality: Busy, affectionate
Japanese Bobtail
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Short pom-pom tail; many colors and patterns available
Personality: Active, intelligent, and affectionate
Khao Manee
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Pure, glistening white cat with luminous, vibrant eye color
Personality: Curious and Intelligent
Korat
Korat
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Thai “good luck” cat; silver blue coat and a heart shaped face; muscular
Personality: Energetic and affectionate
LaPerm
LaPerm
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Medium sized, curly coated; many colors and patterns
Personality: Affectionate, gentle and while very active, enjoy sitting in a comfortable lap
Lykoi
Lykoi
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Partial hairlessness, and unique “roan” patterned coat
Personality: Fun loving and intelligent
Maine Coon
Maine Coon Cat
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Large, rugged cat; many colors and patterns are available
Personality: Gentle, easy going yet active
Manx
Manx
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Tailless cat from the Isle of Man; thick, dense coat; heavy cat; many colors and patterns are available
Personality: Quiet and gentle
Norwegian Forest Cat
Norwegian Forest Cat
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Stocky and hardy with a heavy coat
Personality: Active and sweet
Ocicat
Ocicat
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Spotted hybrid; athletic and muscular
Personality: Strong, active and social
Oriental
Oriental
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Siamese style cat without the point markings; over 150 colors and patterns are possible
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent
Persian
Persian (including Himalayan)
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Stocky body, long full coat, round head with a short nose; broad face; available in a variety of colors and patterns
Personality: Sweet, affectionate, quiet
RagaMuffin
RagaMuffin
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Large size, large expressive eyes, all colors except pointed
Personality: Docile, people loving and affectionate
Ragdoll
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Large cat with color at the points
Personality: Docile, placid and affectionate
Russian Blue
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Short, dense silver tipped blue coat
Personality: Graceful, playful and quiet
Scottish Fold
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Ears fold forward and down; large round eyes; also available with straight ears; many colors and patterns are bred
Personality: Affectionate and laid back; sweet expressions
Selkirk Rex
Selkirk Rex
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Naturally curly coat; rounded, stocky body
Personality: Quiet
Singapura
Siamese
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Long, slender body with color at the points – chocolate, seal, blue and lilac; long slender legs; long wedge shaped head
Personality: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent
Siberian
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Russian native breed; rare outside of Europe
Personality: Large and powerful
Singapura
Singapura
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Warm beige, ticked coat; large expressive eyes; small cat
Personality: Sweet, demanding, affectionate and occasionally bossy
Somali
Somali
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Longhaired variety of the Abyssinian and available in the same colors
Personality: Busy, active, agenda-driven and affectionate
Sphynx
Sphynx
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: The “hairless” cat; rare
Personality: Active, affectionate
Tonkinese
Tonkinese
Coat Length: Shorthair
Characteristics: Originally developed from Burmese and Siamese; strikes a balance between the two parent breeds
Personality: Can be vocal, people oriented
Toybob
Toybob
Coat Length: Longhair and Shorthair
Characteristics: Naturally small, bobtailed cat originating in Russia
Personality: Affectionate, active, playful and agile
Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: Originated in Turkey; silky intermediate length coat; long body; several colors and patterns
Personality: Busy, curious
Turkish Van
Turkish Van
Coat Length: Longhair
Characteristics: All white except for color on head and tail
Personality: Sweet and interested; enjoy water
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