Types of Cats
Not sure on the types of cats available? Our complete list of cat breeds will help you decide on a pedigree cat. Certain traits are associated with specific pedigrees and types of cats. For example, you’re sure to get a cat with a long, fluffy coat if you opt for a breed such as a Maine Coon or Ragdoll, and extroverted personalities are associated with types of cats such as the Bengal, Siamese, and Oriental.
A moggy, also known as a ‘moggie’, is a type of cat of unknown or mixed origins. They are one of the most common types of domesticated cats and are seen in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and markings. Their ancestry can be somewhat of a mystery and, if you get one as a kitten, it can be more difficult to predict how this type of cat is going to turn out as adults. But many people say that’s part of the fun, and they will love them regardless!
Moggies are often acquired from rescue centres, whereas pedigrees are usually purchased from breeders for hundreds of pounds. Although, many breed clubs also occasionally have adult pedigrees available through its rehoming schemes.
With so many types of cats out there, there is bound to be one to suit your home and lifestyle — you’ve just got to do your research as bringing a cat into your life is a huge commitment. Whatever type of cat you choose, they are a big responsibility, but certain of breeds of cats can be easier to live with than others. It's important to do your research and not go just on colours and looks alone - the Bengal, for example, is a beautiful type of cat but maybe more challenging than, say, a Ragdoll. A Siamese is a very vocal cat - a lot of fun but loves mischief! It will depend on the character of cat you're looking for, and our list of cat breeds is here to help.