Maine Coon: largest domestic breed, native to Maine's forests, state's official cat. Long, soft fur in various colors, needs grooming to prevent tangles.
Chausie: ancient hybrid of domestic and wild cats from Egypt and South Asia. Short, thick coats in black/brown, sometimes with tabby stripes. Tufted ears, athletic bodies, strong legs, hint of wild ancestry.
Norwegian Forest: thick, water-resistant coat in various colors, no colorpoint. Large, muscular bodies, some males over 19 pounds. Natural breed, generally healthy, can live up to 20 years. Native to Norway, official cat.
Ragdoll: popular, sweet companions, top US breed in 2022. Large, blue-eyed cats with medium-to-long coats in various shades/patterns. Laid-back, adaptable, get along with people/pets.
Siberian: native to Asia, Russia's national cat. Thick, fluffy triple-coat, huge tails. Mature at 5 years, solid build, prone to weight gain.
Savannah: hybrid of African servals and domestic cats. Long legs, slender bodies, stunning spotted coats. Some F1 hybrids reach 16" at shoulders, much taller than average cats.
American Bobtail: short tails (tiny stumps to 4 inches). Thick, water-repellent double coats for warmth. Medium/long fur, varied shades. Front legs shorter than back, slightly pitched forward look.
Ragamuffin: mix of Ragdoll, Himalayan, Persian, and domestic longhair. Young breed (since 1990s). Large, gentle cats, not suited for outdoors.
Bengal Cats: Asian Leopard Cat-domestic hybrids with spotted coats and athletic builds. Curious, active, need physical and mental stimulation.
Persian Cats: flat faces, compact bodies, long luxurious fur in various shades. Popular for centuries since the 1600s. Flat faces from genetic mutation.