Top 13 Best American Cat Breeds

American Shorthair The pedigree of the American shorthair dates back to the dawn of American history. The breed's most famous claim to fame is its Mayflower voyage. Pilgrims may have brought along feline mousers from Europe to control rodents during their transatlantic voyage.

Bengal The Bengal cat was first created in the USA in the 1970s. The breed was created when an African leopard cat and a domestic cat were crossed. The Abyssinian, American shorthair cats, and Egyptian Mau were early contributors to this breeding program.

American Curl The unique, backward-curling ears of the American cat breed will be obvious. You'll understand why they were named. A genetic mutation has given this cat breed its unique ear shape. In the 1980s, this mutation was first discovered in cats. It was quickly identified and it was attempted to be bred selectively.

Exotic Shorthair The exotic shorthair reminds us of a Persian cat but has a different haircut. American cats have a soft, long coat and a round, flat face. These cats are sometimes called "lazy man's Persian" because they share many of the same characteristics. They adhere to the same breed standards.

Ragdoll California's first ragdoll cat breed was the ragdoll, which was developed on the West Coast in 1960. They are loved for their friendly and affectionate nature. The ragdoll cat doesn't have a preference in how or when they are held. It is a cat that loves human interaction, and it tends to limp when being carried.

Maine Coon The Maine coon is a gentle giant in the cat world due to its size and easygoing nature. This American cat breed was born in Maine.

Balinese The Siamese shares many characteristics with the Balinese but their long-haired hair is what makes them stand out. Balinese were born naturally from a mutation in litter Siamese cats. It was originally called a Siamese Siamese longhaired Siamese. American cats are proud to have this breed.

LaPerm LaPerm cats have soft curled hair. This breed was created by barn cats in Oregon in the 1980s. The breed was given its unique beauty and diversity by the introduction of many eye and coat colors. Although the cat's long, thick coat is not likely to shed much, it should be combed once per week to remove any mats and tangles.

Pixie-Bob The Pixiebob is miniature version of the wild Bobcat. The breed is thought to have been created by crossing wild and domesticated bobcats. The Pixiebob may be larger than other house cats and look more wild than others, but it is playful and affectionate.

American Wirehair The pedigree of the American shorthair dates back to the dawn of American history. The breed's most famous claim to fame is its Mayflower voyage. Pilgrims may have brought along feline mousers from Europe to control rodents during their transatlantic voyage.

Ocicat The American cat breed is another example of domestic cats intentionally bred to look just like wild cats. Ocicats are a resemblance to the ocelot with their expressive eyes and large spots and stripes. It was an accident that the Ocicat took its early form. The Abyssinian color was inherited by a Siamese cat.

American Shorthair Many people have compared Lykoi with a mythological creature: the werewolf. Because of its short hair and bright copper eyes, the breed is called "the werewolf cats". The breed's unique appearance is due to natural genetic mutations. These cats make great pets because they are smart and playful.

American Bobtail The tail of the American bobtail, or lack thereof, is what distinguishes it. The American bobtail is shorter and more streamlined than the long, flickering tails most cat lovers are used to. It can be curled, curled or kinked. The American bobtail is a cross of many cat breeds. It has a rich genetic history that doesn't suffer common health problems.