Meet Our Fabulous Felines

As the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, TICA currently recognizes 71 breeds of cats for championship competition. In addition, the number of breeds can change as new breeds are developed.

The different breeds are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and for appropriate titles and awards, based on their status. To learn about TICA's Best of Breed winners click here.

To learn more about each breed recognized by TICA, select the breed(s) you're interested in and read their breed profile. It's also good to talk to a breeder at your local show and see an example of the breed(s) you're interested in learning more about before you take one home.

Championship Breeds

Breeds of cats who have been accepted for the championship and are recognized as being eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and eligible for appropriate titles and/or computation of Annual Awards. These cats must be 8 months of age or more and may be male, female, neuter or spay. Pedigreed kittens (under 8 months of age) do not earn titles, but are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards.

Click on breed name for photo and information about each breed

Abyssinian Breed Head Shot  Abyssinian

Abyssinian Breed

Abyssinian Breed Full Body

Accepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



 

American Bobtail Head Shot  American Bobtail

American Bobtail Breed

American Bobtail Full Body

Accepted For Championship in TICA in 2002



American Bobtail Shorthair Head Shot  American Bobtail Shorthair

American Bobtail Shorthair Breed

American Bobtail Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2002



American Curl Head Shot  American Curl

American Curl Breed

American Curl Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1988



 

American Curl Head Shot  American Curl Longhair

American Curl Longhair Breed

American Curl Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1988



American Shorthair Head Shot  American Shorthair

American Shorthair Breed

American Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



American Wirehair Head Shot  American Wirehair

American Wirehair Breed

American Wirehair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Australian Mist Head Shot  Australian Mist

Australian Mist Breed

Australian Mist Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2014



Balinese Head Shot  Balinese

Balinese Breed

Balinese Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



 

Bengal Head Shot  Bengal

Bengal Breed

Bengal Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1991



Bengal Longhair Head Shot  Bengal Longhair

Bengal Longhair Breed

Bengal Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2017



 

Birman Head Shot  Birman

Birman Breed

Birman Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Bombay Head Shot  Bombay

Bombay Breed


Bombay Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



British Longhair Head Shot  British Longhair

British Longhair Breed

British Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2009



British Shorthair Head Shot  British Shorthair

British Shorthair Breed

British Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Burmese Head Shot  Burmese

Burmese Breed

Burmese Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Burmilla Head Shot  Burmilla

Burmilla Breed

Burmilla Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2015



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Burmilla Longhair Head Shot  Burmilla Longhair

Burmilla Longhair Breed

Burmilla Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2015



Photos used courtesy of © Starrlight Photography. www.starrlightphotography.com

Chartreux Head Shot  Chartreux

Chartreux Breed

Chartreux Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



 

Chausie Head Shot  Chausie

Chausie Breed

Chausie Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2013



Cornish Rex Head Shot  Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex Breed

Cornish Rex Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1997



Cymric Head Shot  Cymric

Cymric Breed

Cymric Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Devon Rex Head Shot  Devon Rex

Devon Rex Breed

Devon Rex Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Donskoy Head Shot  Donskoy

Donskoy Breed

Donskoy Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2016



Egyptian Mau Head Shot  Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau Breed

Egyptian Mau Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Exotic Shorthair Head Shot  Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair Breed

Exotic Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Havana Head Shot  Havana

Havana Breed

Havana Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Himalayan Head Shot  Himalayan

Himalayan Breed

Himalayan Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Japanese Bobtail Head Shot  Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail Breed

Japanese Bobtail Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Japanese Bobtail Longhair Head Shot  Japanese Bobtail Longhair

Japanese Bobtail Longhair Breed

Japanese Bobtail Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1991



 

Khaomanee Head Shot  Khaomanee

Khaomanee Breed

Khaomanee Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2015



Korat Head Shot  Korat

Korat Breed

Korat Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Kurilian Bobtail Head Shot  Kurilian Bobtail

Kurilian Bobtail Breed

Kurilian Bobtail Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Kurilian Bobtail Longhair Head Shot  Kurilian Bobtail Longhair

Kurilian Bobtail Longhair Breed

Kurilian Bobtail Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



 

LaPerm Head Shot  LaPerm

LaPerm Breed

LaPerm Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2003



LaPerm Shorthair Head Shot  LaPerm Shorthair

LaPerm Shorthair Breed

LaPerm Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2003



Lykoi Head Shot  Lykoi

Lykoi Breed

Lykoi Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2017



Maine Coon Head Shot  Maine Coon

Maine Coon Breed

Maine Coon Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Maine Coon Polydactyl Head Shop  Maine Coon Polydactyl

Maine Coon Polydactyl Breed

Maine Coon Polydactyl Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2015



Manx Head Shot  Manx

Manx Breed

Manx Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Minuet Head Shot  Minuet

Minuet Breed

Minuet Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2016



Minuet Longhair Head Shot  Minuet Longhair

Minuet Longhair Breed

Minuet Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2016



Munchkin Head Shot  Munchkin

Munchkin Breed

Munchkin Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2002



Munchkin Longhair Head Shot  Munchkin Longhair

Munchkin Longhair Breed

Munchkin Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2002



Nebelung Head Shot  Nebelung

Nebelung Breed

Nebelung Body ShotAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1997



Norwegian Forest Head Shot  Norwegian Forest

Norwegian Forest Breed

Norwegian Forest Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1997



Ocicat Head Shot  Ocicat

Ocicat Breed

Ocicat Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1987



Oriental Longhair Head Shot  Oriental Longhair

Oriental Longhair Breed

Oriental Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Oriental Shorthair Head Shot  Oriental Shorthair

Oriental Shorthair Breed

Oriental Shorthair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Persian Head Shot  Persian

Persian Breed

Persian Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Peterbald Head Shot  Peterbald

Peterbald Breed

Peterbald Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2006



 

Photos used courtesy of © Starrlight Photography. 
starrlightphotography.com

Pixiebob Head Shot  Pixiebob

Pixiebob Breed

Pixiebob Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1998



Pixiebob Longhair Head Shot  Pixiebob Longhair

Pixiebob Longhair Breed

Pixiebob Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1998



Ragdoll Head Shot  Ragdoll

Ragdoll Breed

Ragdoll Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Russian Blue Head Shot  Russian Blue

Russian Blue Breed

Russian Blue Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Savannah Head Shot  Savannah

Savannah Breed

Savannah Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2012



Scottish Fold Head Shot  Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold Breed

Scottish Fold Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Scottish Fold Longhair Head Shot  Scottish Fold Longhair

Scottish Fold Longhair Breed

Scottish Fold Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Scottish Straight Head Shot  Scottish Straight

Scottish Straight Breed

Scottish Straight Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2014



Scottish Straight Longhair Head Shot  Scottish Straight Longhair

Scottish Straight Longhair Breed

Scottish Straight Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2014



Selkirk Rex Head shot  Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex Breed

Selkirk Rex Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1994



Selkirk Rex Longhair Head Shot  Selkirk Rex Longhair

Selkirk Rex Longhair Breed

Selkirk Rex Longhair Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1994



Siamese Head Shot  Siamese

Siamese Breed

Siamese Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Siberian Head Shot  Siberian

Siberian Breed

Siberian Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1993



Singapura Head Shot  Singapura

Singapura Breed

Singapura Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Snowshoe Head Shot  Snowshoe

Snowshoe Breed

Snowshoe Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1995



Somali Head Shot  Somali

Somali Breed

Somali Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Sphynx Head Shot  Sphynx

Sphynx Breed

Sphynx Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Thai Head Shot  Thai

Thai Breed

Thai Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 2010



Tonkinese Head Shot  Tonkinese

Tonkinese Breed

Tonkinese Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Toyger Head Shot  Toyger

Toyger Breed

Toyger Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Turkish Angora Head Shot  Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora Breed

Turkish Angora Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Turkish Van Head Shot  Turkish Van

Turkish Van Breed

Turkish Van Full BodyAccepted For Championship in TICA in 1979



Non-Championship Breeds

This class consists of Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens. Household pets earn titles comparable to Championship cats and are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards. Household pet kittens do not earn titles, but are eligible to compete in TICA sanctioned shows and may earn points towards Annual Awards.

Household Pet Longhair Head Shot  Household Pet

Household Pet

Household Pet Longhair Full Body



Household Pet Shorthair Head Shot  Household Pet Kitten

Household Pet Kitten

Household Pet Shorthair Full Body



 

 

Advanced New Breeds

The second level of the Championship Advancement Class Program. These breeds are eligible to be shown in TICA sanctioned shows but do not earn titles or points towards Annual Awards and must follow specific rules to be eligible for championship status.

Highlander Longhair Head Shot  Highlander

Highlander Breed

Highlander Longhair Full Body



Highlander Shorthair Head Shot  Highlander Shorthair

Highlander Shorthair Breed

Highlander Shorthair Full Body



Serengeti Head Shot  Serengeti

Serengeti Breed

Serengeti Full Body



 

Preliminary New Breeds

The beginning level of the Championship Advancement Class Program. These breeds are eligible to be shown in TICA sanctioned shows but do not earn titles or points towards Annual Awards and must follow specific rules to be eligible for the next step in achieving championship status.

Aphrodite Longhair Head Shot  Aphrodite

Aphrodite Breed

Aphrodite Longhair Full Body



Tennessee Rex Head Shot  Tennessee Rex

Tennessee Rex Breed

Tennessee Rex Full Body


  • Breed Introduction (Coming Soon)
  • Tennessee Rex Breeders (Coming Soon)
  • Breed Standards

 

Toybob Head Shot  Toybob

Toybob Breed

Toybob Full Body



Photos used courtesy of © Larry Johnson Photography.