The Sims 4

Breeds in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs

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You’ll be excited to hear there are a lot of new real life breeds introduced in The Sims 4 for Cats and Dogs. Because it’s such a rich list you have the option to search your favorite breed through the search bar in Create a Pet. Every breed has their own traits that will automatically be set as the traits or your pet. You can change these if you like. Some breeds come in different color combinations to choose from. If you want to mix breeds you can select the breed mixer on the bottom. This will open up 2 spaces to add the breeds from the list above. Click the randomizer to make different combinations between those two breeds.

List of Cat breeds*

cat breedsThere is a total of 49 cat breeds added in The Sims 4 Create a Pet. In comparison with The Sims 3 that only has 30 breeds it’s almost 2 times as much! Keep in mind you can customize everything in Create a Pet so if you’re missing breeds you can easily create them in Create a Pet or download them from The Sims 4 Gallery. These are all the cat breeds:

  • Abyssinian
  • American Bobtail
  • American Longhair
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Birman
  • Black Cat
  • Bombay Cat
  • British Longhair
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Calico
  • Chartreux
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • German Rex
  • Havana Brown
  • Himalayan
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Javanese
  • Korat
  • Kurilian Bobtail
  • Laperm
  • Lykoi
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Norwegian Forest
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental Longhair
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Persian
  • Raccoon
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Savannah
  • Scottish Fold
  • Siamese
  • Siberian
  • Singapura
  • Somali
  • Sphynx
  • Tabby
  • Tonkinese
  • Turkish Angora
  • Tuxedo

List of Dog Breeds*

You’ll find a total of 123 different dog breeds in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs. This is 47 more dog breeds than in The Sims 3 Pets which only has 76 breeds. Keep in mind you can customize everything in Create a Pet so if you’re missing breeds you can easily create them in Create a Pet or download them from The Sims 4 Gallery. Dogs have 2 different sizes, small dogs and large dogs. You can easily see the difference in the breed thumbnails. These are all the dog breeds:

  • Afghan Hound
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • American Eskimo
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Basenji
  • Beagle
  • Becker
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bichon Frise
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Bloodhound
  • Bluetick Coonhound
  • Border Collie
  • Borzoi
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brittany
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Bullmastiff
  • Canaan
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chihuahua
  • Chow Chow
  • Chow Lab Mix
  • Cockapoo
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Collie
  • Curly Coated Retriever
  • Dachshund
  • Dalmatian
  • Dingo
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • English Foxhound
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Field Spaniel
  • Fox
  • Foxhound
  • French Bulldog
  • German Pointer
  • German Shepherd
  • German Spitz
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Golden Retriever
  • Goldendoodle
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Greyhound
  • Havanese
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Irish Red and White Setter
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Terrier
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Labradoodle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Maltese
  • Mastiff
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Newfoundland
  • Norse Elk Shephard
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Otterhound
  • Papillon
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Pekinese
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Pharaoh Hound
  • Pit Bull
  • Pointer
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Pomeranian
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Pug
  • Puggle
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rottweiler
  • Saint Bernard
  • Samoyed
  • Schipperke
  • Schnoodle
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shar Pei
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Shiba Inu
  • Shih Tzu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Silky Terrier
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Wheaten Terrier
  • Whippet
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

* This information was gathered from the demo at SimsCamp, this was not a finalized version of the game so things may change when the game is fully released.

Mixed Breeds Interface
*not final software

Video: Selecting trough breeds of Cats & Dogs

Mixed Breeds & Randomizer

This extra option gives the players a possibility to mix different breeds. You can select 2 different breeds of your pet. It will automatically generate a mixed breed. If you’re not happy with it you can click the randomizer multiple times to create a different outcome of those breeds. I tested it numerous times and after clicking 20 times on that button it keeps giving different outcomes each time.

Mixed breed: American Bobtail + Savannah

Mixed Breeds in The Sims 4

Different outcomes with randomizer


Video: Mixing breeds in Create a Pet

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  1. Will there also be like a non defined breed that you can turn individually in a breed that is not avalible (our dog at home is for example a “Kooikerhondje” wich is a breed from the Netherlands and I’d like to create one)

    1. I remember reading somewhere that you can create a breed from scratch by actually customising its features. So sure yes you probably can create your “Kooikerhondje” 🙂

      I googled it (firstly it’s very cute, even though I’m a cat person) but apparently they are similar to Cocker Spaniels? So you could simply edit a Cocker Spaniel breed?

  2. Aww they still haven’t added a Coton de Tulear, which is a dog breed from Madagascar, and it looks a lot like a maltese. They’re very playful dogs and i think they’re popular at dog shows.

  3. How much size will this expansion pack be?
    I have a crush on these cute things but also worry it may require higher performance and space from my laptop 🙁

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