Cat lovers everywhere know that there are numerous breeds from all over the world to choose from. There are a number of well-established breeds that several cat registries recognize. There’s also a variety of new experimental breeds, as well as lapsed breeds, and distinct populations of domestic cats that are currently not actively developed. By the year 2016, The International Cat Association (TICA) had recognized 58 breeds, the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe) recognized 43, and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognized 44.
The confusing part may well be the fact that individual breed classification inconsistencies exist, meaning that one individual cat could be considered to be a different breed by a specific registry. For example, Himalayan cats are considered to be a colorpoint Persian by the CFA while TICA considers them to simply be Himalayans.
Domestic long-haired and domestic short-haired cat types aren’t actually breeds but terminologies used, and various spellings, too, for describing cats of a certain type and coat length, but not belonging to a specific breed. From American Bobtail cats to York Chocolate cats and everything in-between, there’s probably not one that is quite as popular as Siberian Cats, although Persians and Siamese are pretty popular, too. Here are 20 things you probably didn’t know about Siberian Cats: