In this list I'm going to introduce a few cat breeds that are in my opinion some of the most beautiful cats there exists.
The European Wildcat
Let's start right at the beginning. The European Wildcat (Felis Silvestris), the ancestor of most of our domesticated cats today. These cats can be found in Europe and Asia and the estimated population in the wild is around 500.000. They weigh between 4-13 kg. They are nocturnal and hunt mostly small rodents, birds, small dogs and small deer. They are heard to be quite vicious, not scared of humans and can be seen going through trash cans.
Maine Coon "The Gentle Giant"
Maine Coons originate from the US and is one of the largest cat breed excising weighing between 6-8 kg. They have a gentle nature, are very playful and intelligent cats. The Maine Coon is a natural breed of cat, similar to their ancestors.
The Turkish Angora is one of the oldest, most natural cat breeds.
It is believed that the Turkish Angora was the first cat breed in the color white and with long fur.
Originating from the Ankara Region in Turkey, it is sometimes called just "Angora" or "Ankara cat".
The Bengal cat was created through crossing the leopard cat with domesticated cats. They were first bred in 1889 but the breed fully developed in the 1980s. In 2019 there are more than 1000 breeders of the Bengal cat breeders all over the world.
They weigh between 4-6 kg and their personalities are playful and energetic. It's also one of the only domesticated cat breeds that love to play in the water.
The Siberian cat is a breed originating from Russia that has been bred since 1987. The Siberian cats are part of the natural breeds of cats, so called forest-cats, like the Maine Coons and the Norwegian forest cat.
The Siberian cats are great hunters, they also love to jump and climb.
If well socialized at a young age, they can become very close and affectionate to their owners.
The Savannah cat is an exotic domestic cat. To create this breed, they crossed a wild Serval with a domestic cat. They are part of the hybrid breeds.
It is one of the most expensive cats in the world, costing between 1000-15.000 Euros.
They can become around 1,2 m long and have a shoulder height of 45 cm, weighing between 8 to 10 kg, hereby the largest cat breed in the world.
In 1986 they crossed for the first time a Serval with a Siamese cat.
The Savannah cats are known to be very loyal to their owners, following them around the house, you can even teach them to walk on a lead and play fetch. They are also a cat breed that can jump the highest, around 2,5 m. The Savannah cat is a great swimmer as well.
Most of the times if socialized properly they are very welcoming of guests, even dogs and other cats, and they like to charm with their playful nature.