Top 10 rarest cats breeds in the world



First, a Bengal and an Oriental Shorthair crossed to create the Serengeti cat. The Serengeti cats are spotted, and have long legs. They also have large ears with rounded tips. Their long neck blends seamlessly with the base of their skull.

These cats can be from different species, but they are generally healthy. These cats are susceptible to many feline diseases, but they can live up to 10 years.


Selective breeding in the 1960s led to this hairless cat breed. These cats may appear “hairless,” but they are actually quite hairy. Their skin is covered with fine hairs, which are said to feel like chamois leather. They lose more heat because of this than their hair-covered counterparts.

Because of their friendly and welcoming nature, the Sphynx can be described as more dog-like than a cat. They can live up to 13-14 years and need to be bathed every one to two weeks due to the buildup of oils.

3.Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora is a cat that originated in Turkey. It has been around since the 17th century. These cats are believed to be responsible for long hair mutations and white cats.

Turkish Angora owners know how much their cats love attention. It’s important that they are not left alone more than 4-8 hours per day. These cats are friendly and can be socialized with people. Their life expectancy is between 15-18 years. This breed is intelligent and social, and they are known for their heterochromia (a mutation that results in two eye colors).

4.Kurilian Bobtail

The Kurilian Bobtail is a fluffy, small breed that hails from Russia’s cold tundra. It can have either a short or long hair and is very easy to groom. The Kurilian Bobtail, like the Egyptian Mau, is very vocal and can often be heard meowing throughout the night.

These cats are great pets because they can be affectionate and loving with other people but also like to spend some time alone. Kurilian Bobtails can be a healthy breed, but owners need to be aware of possible problems like diarrhea and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. These cats can expect to live between 14 and 20 years.

5.Tonkinese Cat

These cute little cats are a crossbreed of Siamese and Burmese cats. They come in four color options: natural, champagne blue, blue, and platinum. Their distinctive aquamarine-colored eyes can be used to distinguish them.

Since it was discovered that the Tonkinese have been around since the 14 century, they are now recognized as a natural breed. These cats are playful and energetic thanks to their parents and should be considered only by people who want a feline friend.


The wild cat is notorious for being very secretive, making it difficult to observe. They can be found in Persia and Africa, as well as the Middle East and Middle East. It is difficult to study because these cats are mostly nocturnal and often live alone or in pairs.

Caracals eat small rodents and birds and are considered to be Least Concern. A litter of 1-6 kittens can be produced by female caracals. They usually leave behind their mother after 9-10 months. However, some females may stay on the sidelines for a bit longer.

7.Egyptian Mau

The famous spots on this short-haired cat breed make it a well-known breed. It is one of the very few domesticated cats with natural spots. Fun fact: Egyptian Maus, the fastest domesticated cat breed, can run up to 30 mph! They are known for their musical voices and friendly personalities.

This is a great example of the rarity of this breed. In 2006, there were only 6,742 Maus registered with Cat Fancier’s Association.

8.British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is a famous pedigreed dog breed. It is one of the oldest breeds known to exist. This cat-inspired Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat and “I Can Has Cheezburger?” meme.

British shorthairs are often seen with a blueish-gray coat. However, other variations like tabby and colorpoint are possible, as well as the well-known copper eyes.

9.Norwegian Forest cat

The Norwegian Forest cat is a domestic cat breed that originated in Northern Europe. This breed is well-suited to cold climates. It has a top coat with long, glossy, water-shedding hairs and a woolly underneath coat for insulation. The Norwegian Forest breed is extremely popular in France, Sweden, Iceland, and Norway.

The Maine Coon is a large, sturdy cat with strong legs and a bushy tail. Because of their strong claws, the breed excels at climbing. Although the average lifespan is 14-16 years, kidney and heart disease have been reported in this breed.


Minskin cats are named after their small size and sparsely-coated, cashmere-soft skin. The “points” of the fur on the extremities e.g., ears, legs, and tail) highlight their diminutive stature. Minskins are only ten years old. Paul McSorley, a breeder who crossed the Sphynx with the Munchkin, developed the Minskins in Boston in 1998.

These cats are generally healthy. Minskin cats have a minimal, non-shedding coat that is easy to groom. Regular bathing with a mild shampoo, like sphynxes, is important to maintain the skin’s suppleness and health.