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Cat Breed Library

African breeds

Looking for Information on Your Favorite Cat Breed?  Wisdom Panel has compiled one of the most comprehensive breed libraries available.

A pedigree cat has a registered family tree, while a purebred cat has a fixed ancestral line. However, the two terms are often used interchangeably.

Registries govern breed requirements, so total breed count varies depending on the group. TICA recognizes 73 standardized breeds, FIFe recognizes 50, and CFA 45. And Wisdom can test for over 70 breeds and populations! 

Wisdom’s cat breed groups reflect genetic relatedness between the breeds and populations, best demonstrated by geography (e.g. Asian) or pedigree creation (e.g. Persian).

Regional Domestic Cats are the top reported felines in the Wisdom database. The most commonly detected breeds include the British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Scottish Fold, Siamese and Persian.

The rarest reported cat breeds in the Wisdom database include the Ocicat, Pixiebob and Tennessee Rex.  With their distinct looks, these breeds aren’t your typical housecat! Visit our blog post to learn more.

While each cat has a unique personality, some cat breeds are well known for being friendly. These include the Birman, Maine Coon, Persian, Ragdoll and Siamese.

Find the best DNA test for your pet.

When it comes to the health and happiness of your dog or cat, there’s always more to know. Wisdom Panel™ simplifies the science so you can take the best care of your pet. That’s why we’re the pet DNA service most used by veterinarians.

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