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Cat Types

Cats are often divided into different cat types sometimes even within the specific cat breed. Cat types are categorized according to their coat patterns and colors:

Besides classification of cats into different types according to coat colors and patterns common is also division according to the length of hair into longhaired and shorthaired domestic cats. Both hair length types are also found in internationally recognized cat breeds but the division is commonly applied to household cats which do not belong to a registered breed. Cats are sometimes also divided into different body types: oriental, foreign, semi-foreign, cobby and semi-cobby.