All Breeds Of Cat
Setting The Standards

All breeds of cat have recognized and accepted breed standards.

There are many governing bodies and these were established when breeders started with planned breeding programs, record keeping and the resultant pedigrees for domestic cat breeds.

With over 70 different cat breeds around the world, these governing bodies will provide the necessary cat info related to the breed standards of all breeds of cat in your country.

There are numerous cat registries across the globe. Each of these registries uses their own criteria to categorize and accept a cat breed.

Some registries are traditionalist in their selection/acceptance of breeds whilst others are more free-thinking.

The table below provides a list of most of the major cat registries around the world. If you do require additional information regarding registered cat breeders, cat breed standards, cat clubs and cat associations, you may want to contact them for assistance or information.

Search our website for all types of cats.



Governing Body
Abbrev.
Country
Web Address
Australia
   
Australian Cat Federation
ACF
Australia
acf.asn.au
NSW Cat Fanaciers Association
NSWCFA
Australia
nswcfa.asn.au
Canada
   
Canadian Cat Association
CCA
Canada
cca-afc.com
Europe
   
JYRAK
JYRAK
Denmark
jyrak.dk
Federation International Feline
FIFe
Europe
fifeweb.org
World Cat Federation
WCF
Germany
wcf-online.de
Federazione Italiana Associazioni Feline
FIAF
Italy
fiafonline.it
Asociacion Felina Espanola
ASFE
Spain
asfe.net
NRR
NRR
Norway
nrr.no
New Zealand      
New Zealand Cat Fancy
NZCF
New Zealand
nzcatfancy.gen.nz
South Africa
   
Cat Federation of South Africa
CFSA
South Africa
cfsa.co.za
The Southern African Cat Council
TSACC
South Africa
tsacc.org.za
United Kingdom      
Governing Council of the Cat Fancy
GCCF
Britain
gccfcats.org
United States      
American Association of Cat Enthusiasts
AACE
North America
aaceinc.org
American Cat Fanciers' Association
AFCA
North America
acfacat.com
American Cat Association
ACA
North America
americancatassociation.com
Cat Fanciers' Association
CFA
North America
cfa.org
Cat Fanciers' Federation
CFF
North America
cffinc.org
The International Cat Association
TICA
North America
tica.org
Traditional Cat Association
TCA
North America
traditionalcats.com

So, how many different cat breeds exist?

Well, this will depend on the cat registry e.g.:

CFA (Cat Fanciers'Association) recognize 42 pedigree cat breeds

TICA (The International Cat Association) recognize 71, (these are categorized into Champion Status - 57 breeds; Non-Champion -2 breeds; Advanced New Breeds - 2 and Preliminary new breeds - 10 breeds).

GCCF (The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) recognize about 32 cat breeds.

The IPCBA International Progressive Cat Breeders Association recognizes 73 different cat breeds.

If you need tips on choosing a cat breed or need to find cat breeders in your country, we have thousands of breeders from around the world.

Do remember, that all breeds of cat have specific breed standards. These breed standards may differ from country-to-country and even within registries in the same country.

The standards may not be important to you if you do not intend showing or breeding. There are beautiful 'pet quality' cats available for adoption from many breeders and of course animal shelters across the globe.

A word of warning - when you do see an ad for cats for sale be sure to do thorough research into the breeder. There are many kitten mills and backyard breeders who claim to be bona fide breeders and are not! It's worth investing a little more to ensure that you are getting a healthy kitten.


All Breeds of Cat Pages:

Cat Breed List

Cat List

List of Cat Breeds




Top of All Breeds of Cat Page

Return to Cat Breeders

Home


please like us


search our site



Contact Us

choosing a cat


cat vaccinations



popular cat breeds

Persian Cat


Maine Coon Cat


Burmese Cat


Oriental Shorthair Cat


Birman Cats


Sphynx Cats