In just over 100 years, humans have created a number of cat breeds through breeding and cross breeding. Many of these feline breeds are now recognized by the Cat Fancier's Association, International Cat Association, Canadian Cat Association, Amercian Cat Fanciers Association, Australian Cat Federation, United Feline Organization, Traditional and Classic Cat International and many international Cat Fancier type organizations.
Cat breeds can vary in color: solid, tortie, smoke point, tabby point, tortie tabby, silver tabby, silver tortie, bi-colour, white, tipped, shaded, van, colourpoints, non agouti. Feline hair coat can be catagorized as long hair and short hair.
Here is a quick alphabetical list of cat breeds:
A: Abyssinian, American Bobtail, American Curl Long Hair, Amercian Curl Short Hair, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Australian Mist
B: Balinese, Bengal, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Burmilla
C: Colorpoint Shorthair, Chantilly, Chartreux, Cornish Rex, Cymric
D: Devon Rex, Don Sphynx
E: Egyptian Mau, European Burmese, Exotic Shorthair
F: Foldex, Foreign Burmese
G: German Rex
H: Havana Brown, Highland Fold, Himalayan
J: Japanese Bobtail Longhair, Japanese Bobtail Shorthair, Javanese
L: Laperm, Longhair Exotic
M: Maine Coon, Manx
N: Non Pointed Himalayan, Norwegian Forest Cat
O: Ocicat, Oriental Longhair, Oriental Shorthair
P: Persian, Pixie Bob
R: Ragamuffin, Ragdoll, Russian Blue
S: Savannah, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex Longhair, Selkirk Rex Shorthair, Siamese, Siberian Cat, Singapura, Sokoke, Snowshoe, Somali, Sphynx
T: Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van
Y: York Chocolate
For a detailed description of each feline breed, google Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), Canadian Cat Association (CCA) and American Cat Fanciers' Association (ACFA).