Nearly hairless, with towering ears, wrinkles, peach-fuzz skin, and a big tummy, the Sphynx stands out from the crowd. A hairless cat is not hypoallergenic, despite popular belief.
Despite the common misconception that Peterbald cats are completely bald, they really have anywhere from two to five distinct coat styles, including short and brush coats. Peterbald cats, like other hairless breeds,
Munchkin cats, the dachshund of the cat world, have been around for centuries and are distinguished by their shorter legs but otherwise typical physique. It wasn't officially recognized as a breed, however, until the '90s.
Similar to the Cornish Rex cats to whom they are most closely related, Devon Rex cats have short, curly, silky fur and are one of the few cat breeds with large ears. In the 1950s, a lady saw a kitten in a litter of strays that seemed like a new breed because of its curly hair, large ears, and short nose.
This peculiar Japanese cat breed was developed to mimic the appearance of a rabbit, complete with a short, fluffy tail. The gait of certain Japanese bobtails resembles that of a bunny.
The Scottish Fold cat breed is characterized by noticeably curved ears. Scottish Folds might resemble owls because to their big, full faces and huge, round eyes.
In Thai, the name for these stunning felines translates to "White Gem." Creamy white fur with dazzling green, blue, gold, or odd (two distinct hues) eyes have made these cats desirable for centuries.
The wild bobcat is quite similar in appearance to this kind of domestic cat. There is conflicting genetic evidence supporting the founding breeder Carol Ann Brewer's assertion that Pixiebob cats descend from a line of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids.