Top 10 RAREST Cat Breeds

Welcome to Top10Archive! They’re the world’s most indifferent pet
and yet we love them anyway – but did you know that common breeds like Siamese, Persian,
Burmese, Himalayan, and Domestic Short and Longhair are just a handful of the over 70
cat breeds that the International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance recognizes? In this all-too-adorable Archive, we’ll
be looking at the ten rarest cat breeds in the world! 10. Abyssinian
Believed to have initially been imported from Abyssinia, or present-day Ethiopia, this domestic
short-haired cat is distinguished by a tabby coat banded by hairs of different colors. Slender, fine-boned, and sporting a smaller
head, Abyssinians are really prized for their extrovert personalities, loyalty, and incredibly
high level of intelligence. Despite their name, geneticists believe they
have traced the breed back to the coast along the Indian ocean and Southeast Asia. 9. British Shorthair
Described as having a “football player” physique, the British Shorthair cat is an
affectionate feline, mostly rare outside of the United Kingdom. As the name implies, these short-legged kittens
were believed to have first been bred in Great Britain. Dating back to the first century AD, it’s
believed the Shorthair history started when Romans brought Egyptian domestic cats back
to the area of Britain, where they interbred with the European wildcat population. 8. Chartreux
Similar to the British Shorthair, the Chartreux is a French breed that is large, muscular,
and fast. The first mention of this distinguished feline
dates back to 1558 in Vers Francais sur la mort d’un petit chat, a poem by Joachim
de Bellay. (That translates, by the way, to “French
verse on a small kitten’s death.”) In 1747, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau’s painting
Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange includes a Chartreux, staring angrily in the lap of
the human subject. Between World War I and World War II, the
population of this French breed is believed to have been diminished greatly, though European
breeders have worked to prevent complete extinction. 7. Peterbald
Hailing from Russia, the Peterbald was first bred in 1994 in St. Petersburg through experimental
breeding of a Don Sphynx and an Oriental Shorthair by Russian felinologist Olga S. Mironova. The resulting breed can be found with anything
from completely hairless to a short, straight coat and is known for being highly intelligent,
playful, athletic, curious, and forwardly affectionate. The medium-sized build is complemented by
a slender frame, long legs, and a long, thin tail. 6. Kurilian Bobtail
Since the middle of the 20th century, this stocky kitty has made a name for itself in
Europe and Russia for its rodent-hunting capabilities. Originally found on the island chain of Kuril,
the Bobtail is found either as a short- or long-haired variety. Along with its stout frame, these Russian
felines are recognized by their unique tail, which is typically kinked and extremely short. This isn’t your typical housecat as the
Kurilian Bobtail enjoys the hunt and can be an excellent fisher with an affinity to water. Though, to its human breeders, it can be very
gentle. 5. Sokoke
The Sokoke Forest Cat or African Shorthair is a newer breed of the khadzonzo, originally
found in feral colonies on the coast of Kenya. In the late 1970s, Jeni Slater began a breeding
program that would essentially domesticate the feral Kenyan feline into the modern Sokoke. The Sokoke typically has a short, tabby coat
and has a very active personality that favors climbing. Humans looking for a close bond with their
feline companion will enjoy how close they can get with the Sokoke. 4. Serengeti
The exotic, slender looking Serengeti is a rare domestic feline that was first bred by
crossing a domestic and wild hybrid Bengal with an Oriental Shorthair. The Serengeti is recognized by its long neck,
spotted coat, and accentuated round ears. Though known for being shy, the Serengeti
can also easily open up to their human owner for a friendly demeanor. Agile and active, they love to reach high
places and run at high speeds. 3. Minuet
Must. Not. Submit. To. Cuteness. Oh, who can resist this dwarfed kitty?! Those short, stubby legs. That beautiful tail. That tiny little face. Ahem, pardon me. I, uh… let’s just move on! The Minuet cat, otherwise known as Napoleon,
is a unique breed that was created in 1996 by Basset Hound breeder Joseph B Smith, who
bred a Munchkin and Persian pairing. Easily recognized by their short, stubby legs
and tinier bodies, the Minuet has an outgoing personality, is extremely loving, and is often
referred to as the “puppy of the cat world.” 2. Minskin
Short, stocky, and practically hairless, the Minskin is an easily recognized, albeit fairly
rare, crossbreed of the hairless Sphynx with a Munchkin. The low-maintenance coat, low health risks,
and affectionate personality make them a desired breed. By 2005 there were only about 50 cats that
fit within the Minskin breed. Outside of their near hairless look, the Minskin
is best known for having a small head, large ears, stubby forelegs, and large bug-eyes,
much like a Chihuahua. 1. Ojos Azules
New Mexico, 1984 is where this rare breed of feline was first found in feral feline
populations. By 1992, only ten of these blue-eyed beauties
were known to be in existence, making it difficult to categorize their personality. Those bred in captivity were typically very
active, very friendly, and enjoyed nuzzling up to their human counterpart. Physically, the cat is known for its namesake
feature – a pair of dark blue eyes.

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100 Responses

  1. Camden LeeMaster says:


  2. Arī GC says:

    This Video Is Amazing

  3. cloudy crystals says:

    OMGG THERES A SOKOKE IN MY BACK YARD ps hes always there…

  4. Justin Carawan says:

    Cat Lovers Unite! 😀

  5. Sarah Jackson says:

    am I the only person who would actually want a peterbald cat?

  6. antwone davis says:

    no.9 is my favorite

  7. Alex Mcfadyen says:

    I have 2 no5

  8. Momo Yaoyorozu says:


  9. Sally Face says:

    Oh my god cats

  10. Ivan Faul Play says:

    OMG I have the rarest cat check my chanel

  11. adam hunter says:

    next time please do not make the click bait thumb nail as terrifying as it

  12. It'sYaGirl Shanny says:


  13. Skully XxSkull_BonesxX says:

    i would own all of them XD they r all super cute

  14. Mariella Taia says:

    OMG i Need that bobtail in my life!

  15. TheDemonLady303 says:


  16. AlenaMena says:

    Do you play ROBLOX??

  17. AshtonB says:

    i already own one of these breeds without knowing it it is the serengeti cat
    i now know because i noticed that one of my kittens act just like how you described the serengeti cat

  18. Jewel Rossilli says:

    5:45 I have one!!!!

  19. A Guy Who Does stuff says:


  20. Lord Frostbyte King Of All Dragons says:

    I have a serengeti!!!!!! their very beautiful cats because I
    have one!!!!!!!

  21. TheLaughing_GrapeFruit 45 says:

    My cat looks like then the 10th one with grey fur and black lines

  22. Saturn Stardust says:

    Deez kitties so cute :333 I want them ALL!! >:33
    Still, though. I feel like I'm the only one that knows what and how rare a Toybob is. It takes years of breeding to get your hands one.

  23. PeePee PooPoo Auraa says:

    Im a cat lover a LOT so u AIN'T GONNA COME AND TALK TO ME BOUT A FRENCH VERSE ON A SMALL breaths KITTNES DEATH.i dare you! i double dare u! 🍋

  24. PeePee PooPoo Auraa says:

    is PeterBald from Neverland? 😀😀😀😂

  25. PeePee PooPoo Auraa says:

    if u don't have a cat you're a Muggle of the cat world.😀🍋

  26. Alicia Mendez says:

    do rarest doggie breeds!

  27. Starlight Eclipse says:

    Why no Havana Brown??? :'(It's (I think) the rarest!!!Did you study correctly? XD

  28. Jenna Scholtz says:

    I have 3 cats 2 of them are British shorthair (black and white) and the other on serogette

  29. Kermit Shrine says:

    Cats have mostly shaped me into who I am, I have lived with cats since I was a baby and they are so freaking cute!

  30. Takaeda•Pigeon says:

    My cat looks EXACTLY LIKE 8.

  31. Truthmonster says:


  32. Quibop says:

    I think i have a Chartreux cat or is it a British Shorthair? Anyway, his name is Stormagheddion (if that's how it is spelt in docter who) and for short; Stormy.

  33. Samonian C says:

    I want them all!!!!!!!

  34. chickennuggetz4life says:

    Anyone know the cat from "Hush"

  35. luxisims says:

    my cats Chinchilla Persian

  36. Nova The Stealthy Ninja says:

    if you watched Black Butler then you should know sabastian…. anyways I think sabastian would be really happy to see this video

  37. ILikePie says:

    5:45 pun intended..?

  38. Bella Smits says:

    My cat is a rare Russian breed but I have no idea what he is grey and white and his eyes change from green to blue

  39. Andrew Fadian says:


  40. just a fan says:

    I think I have either a new breed of cat or I have the cat witch was number 1 on this list

  41. Phoe9ix says:

    Minuet cat is a persian

  42. Jerico Joaquin says:

    Your French makes me cum

  43. ArcadeArsonist says:

    …Minuet Cat otherwise know as Napolean… lmao i guess the cat is as tall as him

  44. Yassmine Bassaid says:

    Ojo's Azule ( Pronounced Oh Hoe's Ah Zoo L Ahh) The name is Mexican, meaning eyes of blue! I have a female that is named 'Alice', that I had spayed, recently. My Daughter In Law has a female, named Air-Ee-Ah-Nah, also spayed recently!

  45. Nnot says:


  46. SpaceCatCan't says:


  47. SpaceCatCan't says:


  48. Trash Can says:

    omg i seen a kurilian bobtail b4 under a car!!!!

  49. Miss Waffles The Kitten says:

    Fake thumbnail

  50. Aly Cipherx says:

    I want all of them

  51. Spicy Snack says:

    4:30 I want that cat soooooooooooooooo bad omg so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  52. Zrvkzz says:

    forgot grumpy cat

  53. Proto Kirby says:

    If they so rare then why don't ppl breed them so they won't be so rare?

  54. etchedcool 123 says:

    My cat is a calico not to common but she's a mix of a calico and the common tabby

  55. Janelle says:

    the thumbnail oml xDD

  56. Kuroraiu says:


  57. Kuroraiu says:

    The thumbnail is me as a cat…

  58. Alex Laughter says:

    I need all of these cats. 😍

  59. Afhaadi Shaikh says:

    I would have owned all, either

  60. Bruh _ Itzz _ Steph8213 _ Slay says:

    What kind of breed is the one in the picture at 5:42 ???? I have one exactly like that one.

  61. Mallow says:

    I dont think cats with human mouths even exist

  62. cxntrite.trxshh says:

    My niece has the bobtail cat, it's not that rare. We live in Canada, NS. We have like 23 bobtail cats around here

  63. #blossom wolf says:

    The bobtail isn't its own speceis

  64. Seléna Okonma says:

    My aunt breeds Abyssinians and I plan on following in her footsteps!

  65. Seléna Okonma says:

    British Shorthairs aren't even rare though, as for Abyssinians.

  66. Ilze Schutte says:

    your soft but what about a Bengal cat

  67. Princess The Cat says:

    me watching the video: is paskal or ragdoll pointed here?? ;-;

  68. flaming0 says:


  69. Batman says:

    Is that Osama Bin Laden's cat in the thumbnail?😂😂

  70. GhastlessGibus says:

    my dads cat is not the bobtail cat, but has a short tail.

    If you're wondering why, her previous owner HAD to amputate the tail because a mule stepped on it (the cat used to live on a farm)

  71. Ana Beatriz says:

    5:43 I have one just like that ;w;

  72. DirtyDan says:

    Lmao I came for thumbnail

  73. Ryan says:

    I'm sorry, I hate to be that one guy who corrects people, I could be wrong but aren't Abyssinians the 5th most popular?

  74. Fantastic AG says:

    Anyone just come cuz of the thumbnail??

  75. Jason Lamb says:

    I have three Chartreux and the two names are Dofa and Nofa the last one I don't know

  76. Itssiennaorsomething Animation's says:

    it can be very gentelll

  77. Elegant Persians says:

    I love cfa standard persian 😙😗😗

  78. Lanell Murphy says:


  79. Lanell Murphy says:


  80. Lenny Mapper says:

    #6 i have one but hes is traveling around the countries. I hope hes back…

  81. Waffle Cookie Cat Animations says:

    I know another way you can get a Russian blue you can breed a black short hair with a tabby but it is rare to find a Russian blue kitten I had a Russian Blue kitten once from breeding those two cat breeds but sadly it died and it was a couple months old her name was MoonFur
    R.I.P. MoonFur

  82. Waffle Cookie Cat Animations says:

    And why didn't you explain about the Russian Blue

  83. owl canadian says:

    Love the thumbnail

  84. grejkg u3itu3 says:

    Mate how is the British Shorthair rare? There are like 50 breeders in Australia. The Abyssinian is not a rare breed either, same with the Peterbald. In terms of the Chartreux, Ojoz Azules, Kurillian Bobtail and Sokoke you are correct, they are rare cats. You should've put the Korat, Khao Manee and Turkish Angora. They are really rare cats as well. There are few Angora breeders as well.

  85. ksionc100 says:

    5:42 that's a lynx-point cat so it can't be Ojos Azules (different mutation).
    IMHO the breed is an Internet Hoax as there are no videos of Ojos Azules on Youtube

  86. Mr.Krabs is not real and cannot hurt me says:

    Judging by the thumbnail, I think that cat is ancient

  87. Gray Crowned Crane says:

    I don't have any of those cats but I have a REALLY heavy norwigien forest cat. He is like 15 pounds and only 1 years old

  88. The Majestic Bull Dog says:

    Whats with the one in the thumbnail

  89. SlushiCat says:

    that thumbnail scares the shit out of me

  90. Bendy dubs tv - comic dub says:

    The thumbnail looks like it would be in a dream

  91. Lucky Charm! says:

    i have a hamilyan cat

  92. Karima Jama says:

    I have a sokoke forest cat and it's the best

  93. Jimmy says:

    Abyssinian, fifteenth most common in the world.
    Chartreux, one of the most popular in France.
    British Shorthair, most popular in Britain and world known as well…

  94. Mypetzilla says:

    Can find some cat breed info here also

  95. Micaylah Williams says:

    I have a tabby cat. Like if u do

  96. Micaylah Williams says:

    Hairless cats are so cute! Like if u agree

  97. Connor Boyd says:

    I have a kurilian bobtail named bugsy

  98. Warriorcats_person says:

    Oh god the thumbnail is me when I find out we cancelled a math test lmao

  99. Tacocattv3 says:

    Make this blue if you love cats

  100. XXX DrAculà says:

    I have a sokkoe cat that's named echo

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