CAT OWNERSHIPSubscriber Only Why Cat Breeds Dont Look As Different As Dog Breeds By estaff - Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2020 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter There are only 42 recognized cat breeds in the U.S., compared with 192 dog breeds. Still, why are cat breeds so similar-looking compared to dog breeds? (Think Chihuahua versus beagle versus German shepherd.) To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Tufts Catnip Get the next year of TUFTS CATNIP for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 1,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 44%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?