98% of people can't guess these 50 Cat Breeds from just one image. Can you?

ANIMALS

By: Shayna

6 Min Quiz

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Fuzzy kitties, kitties that are fuzzy... did we mention FUZZY KITTIES! (And a couple not so fuzzy). Cats have become the lifeline of the Internet, so who are we to not join the fun? Take this quiz and find out how much you know about our favorite feline friends!

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The British Shorthair is characterized by its chunky body, dense coat and broad face. They mostly come in a grey-brown color and tend to be quiet, undemanding companions.

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Siamese cats have distinctively blue eyes, angular faces, and a unique color scheme. They are highly intelligent and communicate with a loud, insistent yowl. They also crave extensive human contact.

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Maine Coons are named for their fluffy, raccoon-like tail. They have a heavy, water-resistant coat over a muscular frame. They are one of the largest domestic cats, weighing between 10 and 18 pounds!

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Ragdoll cats have blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. They are large and muscular with semi-long hair and a soft and silky coat.

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American Shorthairs were created by a mix of selective breeding and natural selection. They are sociable and easy to train. They also get along great with other pets and children!

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The Abyssinian breed is characterized by an extremely lean, lithe body, typically cinnamon-colored. They have large, expressive eyes and are quite playful. They also tend to display an almost doglike devotion to their owner.

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All North American and European Burmese were allegedly bred from a single specimen brought to America from Burma (where the breed is thought to be hundreds of years old) in the early twentieth century.

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Bengal cats are a domestic breed developed to look like exotic jungle cats, such as leopards, ocelots, margays and clouded leopards. They are playful and docile.

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The Sphynx breed arose from a single mutated kitten born in Canada in 1966. Their skin is smooth and warm to the touch. Due to their vulnerability to things such as sunlight and allergens, they require special care and attention.

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The Russian Blue is a breed which comes in colors varying from a light shimmering silver to a darker slate grey. They develop close bonds with their owners and are sought out as pets due to their personalities, beauty and coat.

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It is very difficult to breed a proper Birman. Kittens are expensive and waiting lists are long. They can be characterized by their easygoing personality and gregariousness.

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The Korat is a living good-luck charm in Thailand, where the breed originated. They are silver-blue cats with emerald-green eyes and are said to date back to the 14th century, based on their depiction in ancient literature. They were popular gifts, always presented in pairs, and had special meaning when given to brides because of their association with prosperity and fertility.

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Persian cats are characterized by their compressed face, cobby body, and most famously their thick, glossy fur. They are extremely attractive and tend to have quite laid-back personalities. Not the smartest of the felines, however.

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The Kurilian Bobtail is a cat breed originating from the Kuril Islands, as well as Sakhalin Island and the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. Short- or long-haired, it has a semi-cobby body type and a distinct short, fluffy tail.

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The Scottish Fold breed can be traced back to "Susie," a floppy-eared cat spotted by shepherd William Ross on a Scottish farm in 1961. Poorly bred Scottish Folds can develop severe skeletal deformities.

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Siberians were first imported to the United States in 1990. The breed is gaining popularity because it has a reputation for being hypoallergenic (which may or may not be the case, depending on the person). They are an affectionate breed and range in weight from 8 to 17 pounds.

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The American Curl is one of the youngest cat breeds. It was born of a natural genetic mutation that first appeared in Shulamith, a stray black kitten with long, silky hair and, strangely, ears that curled backward.

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Ocicats are rare and expensive. Perhaps this is because they don't mind being walked on a leash! This wild-looking, spotted breed has a short coat that requires minimal grooming.

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Almost anyone who is looking for a cat would do well with an Egyptian Mau. They are highly intelligent and devoted to their family.

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The Turkish Angora is a natural breed that takes its name from the city of Ankara in Turkey, which was formerly known as Angora. For centuries, the cats have been attractive souvenirs for invaders of or visitors to Turkey and may have been the first long-haired cats to arrive in Europe. One theory suggests that Vikings brought them from Turkey more than a thousand years ago.

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The Cornish Rex is sometimes referred to as the Greyhound of the cats, because of the sleek appearance and the galloping run characteristic of the breed. These cats tend to stay playful and kittenish throughout their long lives.

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Unlike its parent breeds, the Persian and the Siamese, which are considered natural breeds, the Himalayan Cat is a man-made breed developed by crossing Persians with Siamese to bring in the color points and blue eyes of the Siamese. Breeders began to work toward this goal in 1931, at first simply to determine how the colorpoint gene was passed on.

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Norwegian Forest cats (Wegies for short) are big cats. Males can weigh 13 to 22 pounds or more, with females somewhat smaller. The Wegie matures slowly and isn’t full grown until 5 years of age.

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Tonkinese cats are medium-sized and considered an intermediate type between the slender, long-bodied modern Siamese and British Burmese. Tonkinese are intelligent, active, vocal and generally people-oriented cats, playful and interested in everything going on around them.

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The Devon Rex is often described as having an elfin appearance, with large ears, high cheekbones and striking eyes. Their soft, wavy fur is the most prominent characteristic.

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The Chartreux is known for its gray-blue color, wooly double coat, powerful build, and mild temperament. They are silent but communicative, often compared to a mime.

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The Bombay, named for the exotic port city of India, has no connection with the subcontinent but was created from crosses between sable Burmese and black American Shorthairs to resemble a black panther in miniature.

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The Japanese Bobtail breed’s tell-tale characteristic is a short “bunny” tail that can be flexible or rigid, with one or more curves, angles or kinks. It is said that the first bobtailed cats arrived in Japan as gifts from the emperor of China to the emperor of Japan.

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The personality of the Balinese is essentially the same as that of the Siamese - extremely gregarious and easily trainable. They are loud and playful cats.

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The Exotic Shorthair was developed by crossbreeding Persians with the American Shorthair. The Exotic is slightly more intelligent than the traditional Persian and gets along well with children and other pets.

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Manx cats are allegedly developed from a line of tailless cats inhabiting the Isle of Man. Their hind legs are longer than their forelegs, giving them a gait similar to that of a rabbit. Manx cats have above average intelligence!

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The Singapura is one of the smallest breeds of cats, noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail. They tend to be extroverted, curious and playful.

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Turkish Vans are often called “the swimming cats” because they’re said to love water. Owners of this breed claim they’ve seen the kitty jump into showers, pounce at dripping faucets, and splash through puddles, kiddie pools, and thunderstorms.

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The Somali is essentially the longhaired version of the Abyssinian. The coat on the Somali is full with exaggerated tufts of hair in the ears. The fur is soft without being woolly and the tail is fluffy like a fox's tail.

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The LaPerm emerged around the early '80s as a spontaneous mutation of cats bred for pest control. The breed was named after their curly coat which bears resemblance to a shaggy perm.

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The American Wirehair breed originated in Upstate New York. American Wirehairs are similar to American Shorthairs, with the exception of a springy, wiry coat, including ear fur, and whiskers.

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A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The cats are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty, and they will follow their owners around the house like a dog. They can also be trained to walk on a leash and to fetch!

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Ragamuffins are friendly, attentive and affectionate, with a tendency to go limp when held. The physical traits of the breed include a rectangular, broad-chested body with shoulders supporting a short neck. Ragamuffins come in all coat colors and patterns, with a medium-length coat that increases in length toward the stomach.

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Munchkin cats have very short legs, due to a naturally occurring genetic mutation. Aside from their slightly funny walk (and a difficulty jumping onto high surfaces), Munchkins are considered to be a relatively healthy breed.

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Havana Browns were developed in England in the 1950s. They have a short, richly brown coat with varied markings. The breed tends to be loud and high-strung, but they are very intelligent and handsome.

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Creator of the Toyger breed, Judy Sugden, has stated that the breed was developed in order to inspire people to care about the conservation of tigers in the wild. They look like a little toy tiger!

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Pixie-bobs are a fully domestic breed of cat bred to resemble the North American Bobcat. Unlike other breeds, male Pixie-bobs are usually larger than females.

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The Javanese is a longhaired variety of Siamese dressed in colorpoint colors. Javanese are extremely fond of their people. They like to be “helpful” and will follow their owner around at any chance they get. They are loud and attention-seeking.

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The Oriental Shorthair is reported to trigger almost little to no allergies for those who are said to be allergic to cats. They are also among the smartest (if not the smartest) of all cat breeds. These intelligent cats enjoy interaction, stimulation, and play time. They are naturally inquisitive by nature, even more so than your typical cat.

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The Nebelung is a rare breed of domestic cat. It means "creature of the mist" in German. The overall appearance is of a long, sturdy, well-muscled cat.

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The Cymric is known for his lack of a tail, but not every Cymric is completely tailless. Some, known as “longies,” have a normal-length tail, and others, known as “stumpies,” have short tails. A Cymric with no tail is called a “rumpy” and one with just a rise of bone at the end of the spine is known as a “riser.”

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The Peterbald is a relatively recent hairless cat breed from St. Petersburg, Russia. The breed originated as a cross between the Donskoy and Oriental Shorthair, demonstrating that the Donskoy's hair loss gene is dominant, unlike the recessive hairlessness gene in the Sphynx. Peterbald cats are elegant, long and tubular, with a long, whiplike tail.

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Snowshoe cats were first produced in Philadelphia when a Siamese breeder's cat gave birth to three kittens with white feet. They are one of the more uncommon breeds, as it is difficult to produce the desired markings.

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The Colorpoint Shorthair breed was initially created by crossbreeding Siamese with the American Shorthair – the same mixture that created the Oriental Shorthair, but with different goals. The Colorpoint Shorthair shares the point-coloration pattern with the Siamese, but in the nontraditional colors of red, cream, tortoiseshell, and lynx (tabby) points.

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The Chausie is an exotic hybrid. They are unusual and unpredictable, and can be dangerous if mishandled and destructive if bored. Male Chausies are not usually fertile until after four or five generations away from Jungle Cat breeding.

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