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20 Cat Breeds That Are Incredibly Unusual

Published 1 year ago on August 15, 2018
By Hugo

Nearly everyone will agree that cats are ridiculously cute and can take away all our worries and pains with just one squidgy hug, but some breeds possess a unique look that doesn't always fit the mold of a traditional housecat.


Still, whether you're an ardent dog lover, a zealous cat enthusiast or a hater of both, chances are you'll be bowled over by the unusual, yet incredibly striking looks of these 20 cat breeds.

Here are 20 of the most unusual cat breeds in the world. 

1. Ocicat


Starting things off on the list is the Ocicat. Endearingly cute, their pointy ears and gooey eyes could make the hardest of men turn soft. What makes these cats so appealing is also their wild-like looks, with their fur not being too dissimilar to that of a lion although the breed has no wild DNA in its gene pool.

2. British Shorthair Cat


British Shorthair Cats are shall we say....rounder than most. But in the cat world, fat often translates into one thing: cuteness.

Because of its photogenic qualities and friendly nature, the British Shorthair- which is the pedigreed version of the domestic cat-  is frequently used in the media, and was also the influence of John Tenniel's illustration of the Cheshire Cat in Alice and Wonderland.

3. American Curl


Characterized by its delicate ears, fluffy coat and round eyes, the American curl is known as the Peter Pan of the cat world due to its kitten-like personality never fading. 

Adorable, yet extremely pricey, is it worth it for a forever-kitten?

4. Egyptian Mau


Unlike most other spotted cats on this list, the Egyptian Mau breed's coat is natural and not the result of selective breeding. Interestingly, the Mau is also the world's fastest cat breed. 

Given its huge cost, many really aren't fans of this breed as they feel it looks more sinister than most.

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