I like to believe my shelter rescue is a skogkatt. She has the physical characteristics of one: almond shaped eyes, fur between paws, wooly undercoat, soft meow, strong claws, long mane,....but what I love best about her is her personality. She demands attention. She is always close by wanting to snuggle. However, when she is mad she is a spitfire!
Only cat people know a lot of cat breeds. To most, there are tabby cats (with striped or spotted markings), either long or short haired, calicos, siamese (which is a breed but also markings). gray cats, black cats and yellow cats. Many of the formally recognized breeds can come in any or all of these colors. I have a cat that has what are called lynx point siamese markings (blue crossed eyes, cream undercoat but tabby striped markings, darker ear tips and tail tip. ) But most people just say - what is he?