Over the past 140 years, many pedigreed cat varieties have been developed via artificial selection. This development of pedigreed cats has increased in popularity since the first cat show in London in 1871, which showcased only five breeds. In the USA, the Cat Fanciers' Association currently recognizes 41 breeds for competition, and The International Cat Association accepts 57 breeds. A majority of the breeds acknowledged by these two large registries are also typical breeds around the world; however, each breed registry has specific nuances for breed standards and breeding practices. In our cat breeds section, we will guide you to find the right cat for your budget and lifestyle. Our cat breed information will guide you to find the right cat for your budget and lifestyle. You will learn if a cat is good with children, a heavy or light shedding cat as well as their exercise needs.