Most Popular Cat Breeds Originating in America

Known for their large size, Maine Coon cats are intelligent and friendly. They originated from matings between domestic cats and longhaired cats 

Maine Coon

Originating from English domestic cats brought to North America by settlers, the American Shorthair is known for its versatility

American Shorthair  

A newer breed developed in the 1960s, Ragamuffins are docile, friendly cats similar to Ragdolls but come in all patterns and colors.


American Wirehairs have a wiry, dense coat thanks to a genetic mutation. They have an energetic personality.

American Wirehair

Named for their unique curled ears, American Curls are intelligent, social cats that enjoy being with their family.

American Curl 

The American Bobtail has a naturally short tail, giving it a wild, fearless appearance. But they make very loving pets.

American Bobtail

Developed in the 1980s to resemble small wild cats, the California Spangled is energetic, athletic, and affectionate.

California Spangled

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