While most people know a thing or two about dog breeds, purebred cats are much more rare. Most people who adopt kittens or cats tend to adopt a domestic short-hair, which is an all-encompassing term for most cats in the U.S. Domestic short-haired cats are of mixed ancestry and not recognized as belonging to a particular breed. Today are several cat breeds that have become well-known in the U.S., including the Siamese, Persian, and the Maine Coon. However, many people don't realize that there are actually close to a hundred recognized breeds. These five breeds are some that you may never have heard of!