Top 10 Cat Breeds with the Most Inaccurate NamesCat fanciers have often developed show breeds that differ from the original type, such as Persians and Siamese. Still, these breeds originated in those countries; and the original types are also bred. This list is for breeds with 'exotic' but inaccurate names, given by fanciers.
Originally a cross of Persian and Siamese, it is a colorpoint Persian. Named after a rabbit breed, the Himalayan, with similar markings. This cat is not from the Himalayas.
So basically just name it after any place that sounds cool no one's gonna notice.
Damn why are all these cat names geographic...
Originally a Siamese/ Burmese cross; not from Vietnam.
A long-haired version of the Siamese; not from Bali.
It looks like the Bengal tiger, actually from India. A lot of them are supposed to be taken with extra context.
A hybrid of Asian leopard cats and domestic cats in the United States; not from India.
Said to be named after the color of a Havana cigar, this cat is not from Cuba.
There have been several breeds of cats called 'Javanese', and none of them came from Java. In The International Cat Association (TICA) and Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the Javanese is a color variant of the Balinese. Also called Colorpoint Longhair.
I love this name. Though they resemble servals, Serengeti cats are not from Africa.
A hybrid of the African serval and domestic cats; not from Africa.
A short-haired version of the show-type Persian; from the United States, so not 'exotic'.
These are non-colorpoint colors of the show-type Siamese, so not actually from East Asia.
These are non-colorpoint colors of the Balinese, so not actually from East Asia.
This little breed has strange origins, with cats imported and exported between the United States and Singapore. They may have some ancestry from Singapore, but are mostly an American creation.