Cat Breeds List: 7 Domestic Cat Breeds that start with ‘J’ (Intro+Pictures)

Cat Breeds List: Cat Breeds that start with ’J’

Cat Breeds List: Cat Breeds that start with ’J’

Among 170+ cat breeds, the names of 7 start with a ‘J’. Let’s list them and discuss them one by one!

Here’s a list of 7 cat breeds with their names starting from the letter “J”. This group contains some of the most famous cat breeds including the Japanese Bobtail, the Javanes,  and others.

There are more than 175 known breeds of the domestic cats in the world. For a better understanding, we have divided cat breeds into groups according to their names. The list goes in an alphabetical order.

For cats other than those who start with a “J”, you can go to our main page, or go directly go to your desired alphabet by following the below links.


Now, let’s move to the list:


1. The Jaguarundi Curl

For the development of the Jaguarundi Curl, the Highland Lynx has been crossed to the Munchkin and other short-legged cats. It is a rare domestic cat breed that looks like the Jaguarundi Wildcat from South-America, having solid or ticked hair coats. Cats of this breed have polydactyl feet and small curled ears like the Highland, while short legs and long bodies like the Munchkin. They have long tails. This breed is registered by the Rare & Exotic Feline Registry (REFR).

2. The Jakarta Pink or The Thai Lilac (and The Thai Pointed)

Originating from Thailand, Thai Lilac and Thai Pointed are actually lilac and pointed variants of the Korat cat. To be registered as a Korat, a cat should have a solid blue appearance. If there are some kittens with other than the solid blue color pattern, they are recognized as separate breeds. Otherwise similar to Korat, Thai Lilac has a lilac color coat, while Thai Pointed cats have blue-point or lilac-point coat pattern.

Cat Breeds that start with ‘J’: The Jaguarundi Curl, The Japanese Bobtail, and The Javanese

Cat Breeds that start with ‘J’: The Jaguarundi Curl, The Japanese Bobtail, and The Javanese

3. The Japanese Bobtail or The Japanese Truncated Cat

This medium-sized (5-10 pounds) breed from Jthe apan is the 22nd most popular cat breed in the world.  It has bobtail (3 or 4 inches long) and comes in both longhair and shorthair varieties. These cats are very clever, active, playful, intelligent, playful and social. They mostly come in blue, brown, ruddy, tan or red color. Cats of this breed are generally healthy and very interactive. They are good with children and other pets. They require moderate maintenance.

4. The Javanese

The Javanese, another domestic cat breed from the United States, is an oriental-type longhair. A Javanese is actually a Balinese cat, according to the CFA, but without traditional Balinese colors. It comes in different colors and patterns like red, tabby (or lynx point), and tortie point colors. The Javanese are color point cats with silky, longhair coat. These cats are highly intelligent and very interactive. They like playing with humans and other pets.

5. The Jungala

The word “Jungala” from Sanskrit means “The Jungle”. The Jungala, a cat breed from New Zealand, is just like the Ocicat in its temperament and body structure, but with the classic tabby pattern (without spots). The breed is developed by using the Abyssinian, the Siamese, and the American Shorthair. These cats are very social and outgoing as well as pet-friendly and child-friendly. The Jungala is inter-mateable with the Ocicat and the progeny is registered according to their pattern. It comes in a variety of colors.

Cat Breeds that start with ‘J’: The Jungala, The Jungle Bob, and The Jungle Curl

Cat Breeds that start with ‘J’: The Jungala, The Jungle Bob, and The Jungle Curl

6. The Jungle Bob

The Jungle Bob is a hybrid between the Jungle Cat (or the Chausie) and the Pixie Bob. These cats have looks of the Jungle Cat, but mostly (not always) with a bobtail. Second, third or fourth generation hybrids have excellent domestic cat qualities. These large (about 20 pounds) cats have furry ear tips like the Pixie Bob and Striped or spotted coat like the Jungle Cat. Keeping in view its wild origin, it might not be a good idea to have this cat if you have small children at home.

7. The Jungle Curl

A wildcat hybrid with curled ears, the Jungle Curl is developed by using the African Jungle Cat (or Jungle Cat Hybrids like the Chausie or the Jungle bob) and curled-eared domestic cats like the American Curl, the Highland lynx or the Hemingway Curl. It also contains genes from domestic shorthair cats such as the Abyssinian, the Serengeti or the Bengal cats. Even though it is still under development, this wild-looking breed is registered by the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry (REFR).