The 10 Best Rare Cat Breeds

Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world. Cat owners know both how sweet and how mean they can be, but the cat world is more than squealing over kittens. Genetics and selective breeding have created some distinctive and unique cats, and here are the 10 strangest cat breeds.

1. Burmilla 

The Burmilla was originally created accidentally in the United Kingdom. The Burmilla is quite an irreverent and independent cat who adores its owner and displays many kitten-like characteristics even into adulthood.

2. Sokoke

The original name of the breed was Khadzonzos. The Sokoke does well in a controlled environment, due to their peace-loving nature, and also because of their limited resistance to common New World cat illnesses, found in multi-cat cattery settings.

3. Khao Manee

The personality of the Khao Manee is as the other Thai breeds, outgoing, friendly, extremely intelligent and people loving. They are very much “lap cats”.

4. Elf Cat

These truly elfish-looking felines are a cross between a Sphynx and an American Curl. Their ears curl back like the American Curl and they are hairless, like the Sphynx.

5. Kurilian Bobtail

Kurilian Bobtail are strong cats, with a wild appearance, large. They have excellent health and a very well-balanced character. They love to be caressed and are very gentle.

6. California Spangled

The California Spangled cat is athletic with a long, strong and cylindrical body. Although the California Spangled has a wild appearance they do not have aggression. They are social, affectionate, and gentle.

7. **The Napoleon Cat**

The Napoleon is a short legged feline that has that striking facial expression that is referred to as "the baby doll face" like that of the old timey Persian cats of yester-year.

8. Serengeti

The Serengeti Cat is a relatively new breed of exotic cat at 2008. There is an interest in wild cats and the keeping of them. This is seen in the popularity of keeping the serval (a tame wild cat) and other exotic hybrid cats cats such as the Safari Cat and Savannah.

9. German Rex

The German Rex is a medium cat with rounded head. The body is strong and muscular, but not massive. There are no extreme breed characteristics, the overall impression is medium in all ways.

10. Minskin

Minskins are new dwarf breed unlike anything that you may have seen before. Minskins are a beautiful and elegant with a combination of exquisite fur points and hairless (or scarce) fur along with the shortest cutest little legs that you have ever seen.