Cat Breeds

Cat Breeds

A Field Guide to 40 of the Most Popular Breeds

James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Raymond Leung


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This guide highlights some of the most popular cat breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. This beautifully illustrated guide includes detailed descriptions of 40 of the most popular breeds, the breed origin, key physical characteristics, personality/character traits, activity level, grooming requirements, how they get along with people and other cats and if they are good mousers. This guide is an excellent source of portable information.  


James Kavanagh:
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.

With 650+ titles in print and 6.5 million copies sold, Waterford Press publishes the largest line of folding-format reference guides in the industry. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world by making knowledge about wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel, and safety and survival skills accessible to a wide audience.