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Abyssinian
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American Curl
American Shorthair
American Wirehair
Balinese
Birman
Bombay
British Shorthair
Burmese
Chartreux
Colorpoint Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Egyptian Mau
European Burmese
Exotic
Havana Brown
Japanese Bobtail
Javanese
Korat
LaPerm
Maine Coon
Manx
Norwegian Forest Cat
Ocicat
Oriental
Persian
RagaMuffin
Ragdoll
Russian Blue
Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex
Siamese
Siberian
Singapura
Somali
Sphynx
Tonkinese
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van




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    CFA Breeds


    The CFA Pet Healthcare Plan CFA recognizes 39 pedigreed breeds for showing in the Championship Class, 1 breed in the Provisional Class, and 1 breed as Miscellaneous (effective with the 2006-2007 show season).

    Our breed profiles below present a brief look at each breed's history, characteristics and personality. The historical breed articles give an indepth and detailed look at the history of a breed.

    For a review of all the recognized breeds, please visit our breed slideshow (will open in a popup window).

    ABYSSINIAN
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 1999)
         Breed Article (2001)
         Breed Council

    AMERICAN BOBTAIL
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)

    AMERICAN CURL
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)
         Breed Article (1996)
         Grooming Tips

    AMERICAN SHORTHAIR
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2005)

    AMERICAN WIREHAIR
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (2000)

    BALINESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2000)
         Breed Article (1997)

    BIRMAN
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2002)
         Breed Article (1998)

    BOMBAY
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard

    BRITISH SHORTHAIR
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2005)
         Breed Article (1995)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    BURMESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2003)
         Breed Article (1997)

    CHARTREUX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 1999)

    COLORPOINT SHORTHAIR
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2002)

    CORNISH REX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2004)
         Breed Article (1999)
         Breed Council

    DEVON REX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)
         Breed Article (2000)
         Grooming Tips

    EGYPTIAN MAU
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2003)
         Breed Article (2002)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    EUROPEAN BURMESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Council

    EXOTIC
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (1996)

    HAVANA BROWN
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard
         Breed Article (1991)
         Breed Article (1998)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    JAPANESE BOBTAIL
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2004)
         Breed Article (1997)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    JAVANESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2005)
         Breed Article (1994)

    KORAT
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)
         Breed Article (1998)

    LAPERM (Provisional)
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         See note

    MAINE COON
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (1997)
         Breed Council

    MANX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)
         Breed Article (1995)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2004)
         Breed Article (1995)
         Breed Council

    OCICAT
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2000)
         Breed Article (1996)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    ORIENTAL
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Council

    PERSIAN (including HIMALAYAN)
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article - Solid Color (1995)
         Breed Article - Solid Color (2002)
         Breed Article - Silver (2001)
         Breed Article - Smoke (1995)
         Breed Article - Tabby (2000)
         Breed Article - Parti-Color (1996)
         Breed Article - Bi-Color (1978)
         Breed Article - Bi-Color (1991)
         Breed Article - Bi-Color (1998)
         Breed Article - Himalayan (1999)
         Breed Council

    RAGAMUFFIN (Miscellaneous)
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)

    RAGDOLL
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)

    RUSSIAN BLUE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 1999)
         Breed Article (1994)
         Breed Article (2001)
         Breed Council

    SCOTTISH FOLD
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2005)
         Breed Article (1999)

    SELKIRK REX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)

    SIAMESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2000)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Article (2000)
         Breed Council

    SIBERIAN
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2006)

    SINGAPURA
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (1996)
         Breed Council

    SOMALI
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standards (revised 1999)
         Breed Article (2000)
         Breed Council

    SPHYNX
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Council

    TONKINESE
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2004)
         Grooming Tips
         Breed Article (2002)
         Breed Council

    TURKISH ANGORA
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (1994)
         Breed Article (2001)

    TURKISH VAN
         Breed Profile
         Breed Standard (revised 2007)
         Breed Article (2002)
         Breed Council

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