Known for their large eyes, short ears, and slightly flattened faces, the American Shorthair is known as the original house cat, having come to America on the Mayflower.
Similar to the Angora rabbit, the Turkish Angora cat is characterized by its small head, thick tail, and luxuriously soft fur.
LaPerms can be found in just about every color and coat pattern, though they do share a distinct feature: their incredibly fluffy fur.
Just like a rag doll, the calm and loving Ragamuffin is likely to go limp in your arms with just a little bit of petting.
Like most cats with Persian heritage, the Selkirk Rex is known for its big eyes, flat nose, and round head.
Manx cats get their name from their homeland, the Isle of Man, off the coast of Britain.
Since the Sphynx is a hairless cat, its skin is what determines its coloring (and yes, there are Sphinxes with black skin).
Though they didn't make their way to the U.S. until 1979, this native black-furred Norwegian breed is believed to have been brought aboard viking ships to hunt for rodents.
Exotic Shorthairs are also known as "the lazy man's Persian," as they have similar faces to Persian cats, but much shorter coats that require less maintenance.
Burmese cats can be traced back to the 1930s when a dark brown hybrid Siamese cat from Burma was first brought to the United States.