Most Popular Cat Breeds - With Pictures!
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We know that adopting a cat, regardless of breed, color, sex or age, is an act of pure love. In addition, cat adoption gives us the opportunity to live with a charming, caring and beautiful animal. How often have you been genuinely surprised by the skills and abilities that your cat has presented? There are some cat breeds that have managed to conquer the hearts of not just some, but many. These cats breeds have become popular thanks to their intelligence, kindness, physical beauty or general character.
Have you ever wondered which cat breeds make up the list of the most popular cat breeds in the world? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading here at AnimalWised to find out about these different cats breeds and what makes each breed so unique.
- Popular cat breed: Persian Cat
- Loving cat breed: Siamese Cat
- Elegant cat breed: Russian Blue
- Playful cat breed: American Bobtail
- Mysterious cat bred: Somali cat
- Popular cat breed: Siberian Cat
- Cute cat breed: Ragdoll
- Big cat breed: Maine Coon
- Popular breed of cat: Manx Cat
- Sociable cat breed: Burmese cat
- How to tell the breed of your cat
Popular cat breed: Persian Cat
It is very likely that you have or know of someone who owns or simply loves these beautiful long-haired cats. In fact Persian cats seem to have been born for success! And this is not only because of their sweet and kind appearance, but also because this cat breed has an incredibly noble, kind and affectionate character. Since they were registered by the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) in 1871, they have managed to remain first place on the list of popular cat breeds in the world; an undeniable conqueror!
Although its mantle is incredibly beautiful, it must be clear that caring for a Persian’s coat requires daily brushing. This brushing helps avoid knots and tangles, keeping your Persian’s fur smooth and shiny. If you are wanting to adopt a beautiful Persian cat breed, we recommend taking a look at our article on; Caring For A Persian.
Loving cat breed: Siamese Cat
It is impossible to talk about Siamese cats without first making a remark about their beautiful eyes that come in either green or blue shades. The Siamese cat breed is considered so special that most Siamese guardians claim that this breed has its own unique meow.
There are many reasons that could explain the success of Siamese cats as pets, but we are sure its character holds the most prominence. Siamese cats are considered to be extremely affectionate and loyal cats, capable of transmitting enormous amounts of affection to their family members. In addition, Siamese cats are also very popular thanks to their short coat, which is easy to clean and brush.
For more about Siamese cats and this breeds origin and family, we recommend taking a look at our article on; Types Of Siamese Cats.
Elegant cat breed: Russian Blue
Recognizing a Russian Blue cat is incredibly easy. It is a medium-sized cat breed with large ears and a short gray or silver coat, which can sometimes carry a blue-ish "hue".
The Russian blue cat is popular due to its appearance and affectionate, playful nature. In addition, this cat breed doesn’t she a lot of hair and its coat requires simple brushing. This Russian blue cat breed is, at present, incredibly popular among families with children.
Playful cat breed: American Bobtail
American bobtail cats are very cute and attractive cats, placing them on the list of the most popular cat breeds in the world. This cat breed is characterized for having a medium but somewhat robust body with a remarkably rectangular posture. The hind legs of this cat breed are also longer than its front legs. In addition, they have a short tail, both in relation to its own body and in comparison to the other feline breeds.
However, this popularity is not only thanks to the beauty of its body, but also due to its active, intelligent and sociable character. American bobtail cats are excellent companion animals for those who enjoy playing with their felines.
Mysterious cat bred: Somali cat
The Somali cat breed is a very interesting and enigmatic feline. This is greatly thanks to the somewhat wild appearance of its coat and facial features. Somali cats are excellent domestic cats that adapt very well to family and home life. They are known for their active character, quick learning skills and predisposition to training.
Not only does the Somali stem from the Abyssinian cat, but it also greatly resembles this ancient cat breed. In fact, the only noticeable difference between these two cat breeds is the length of their coat: Somali cats have a semi-length coat, which requires daily brushing, and Abyssinian cats have a short and easy to maintain mantle.
Popular cat breed: Siberian Cat
In recent decades, cat breeds originating from Russia and Siberia have gained enormous popularity around the world. Among the dog world we have examples such as the Siberian husky and the Samoyed, within the cat world we have the captivating Siberian cat.
As with their canine compatriots, Siberian cats retain a somewhat wild-like appearance. These cats have a very resistant and abundant coat, which is what allowed them the ability to survive extreme cold in their native country. However, before adopting a Siberian cat as a companion animal, you should know that this is a large cat breeds that requires special care when it comes to their coat and socialization.
Do you like large cat breeds? If so, you’ll love our article on; The 12 Largest Cat Breeds.
Cute cat breed: Ragdoll
Ragdoll cats are known for their elegant features, which are complemented by a docile and calm temperament. These are points that factor into why ragdolls are among the most popular cat breeds in the world.
According to several specialists in feline genetics, Ragdoll cats originate as a result of various crosses between older cast breeds, such as the Persian and the Siamese cat. Did you know that Ragdoll cats have a very long childhood? A ragdoll can take up to 3 years before reaching feline maturity (adulthood). This is when they are considered fully matured both physically and in terms cognitive development.
Big cat breed: Maine Coon
Maine Coons recently gained popularity due to their huge size and remarkable robustness. An adult male Maine Coon can weigh more than 10 kilograms in weight and measure up to 70 centimeters long. Maine Coons are also very affectionate cat breeds that enjoy water and people. Maine coons are considered an excellent cat breed for families with children and other cats.
This breed originated in the sate of Maine, United States. Some say that the word ‘‘coon’’ was derived from the word ‘‘racoon.’’ This name refers back to the old myth which surrounds the Maine Coon, claiming that this breed is actually a hybrid between wild cats and raccoons.
Did you know that Maine Coons are also able to meow in different tones? Fascinating, aren’t they? If you are thinking of adopting a Maine Coon cat, we suggest taking a look at our article on; Caring For a Maine Coon Cat.
Popular breed of cat: Manx Cat
The Manx Cat breed originates from the Isle of Man (British Isles). They are distinguished from other cat breeds due to having suffered from a natural mutation in their spines. Manx cats generally have no tail. Some Manx cats do, however, show a tiny stump in the tail region. Manx cat are known for being a kind and loyal medium-sized cat breed.
Sociable cat breed: Burmese cat
Originally from Thailand, the Burmese cat has been divided into two groups: the British Burmese cat and the American Burmese cat. Both of these Burmese cat breeds have long and silky fur, which is usually very easy to maintain. This is largely what help put these cats onto our list of the top 10 most popular cat breeds.
This cat breed also became very popular due to the fact that it has a ‘‘canine-like’’ character: they are very sociable and extroverted cats. These cats, when trained and socialized correctly, can answer by name and greet you when you come home.
If you are looking to adopt a playful cat breed, we have the perfect list for you; The Most playful Cat Breeds.
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