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Top 10 Cat Breeds In The World

All like dogs there is a special place and love for cats too. They are so adorable and so friendly. These cute little creatures have lots of energy and love to share with you. Having a cat as your pet can be a great choice. Even though they are not so expressive as dogs, they too have their own set of traits to amaze you. So if you are a cat lover and want to buy a cat yourself, then you must know what are all the top breeds of cats around the world. Below I’ve elaborated on the top 10 cat breeds in the world. Without any delay go check them out.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll

White fur Ragdoll

With its long silky coat and bright blue eyes, it’s no wonder the ragdoll tops the list as the most popular cat breed for the third year in a row. Living up to its namesake, the ragdoll is known to go limp in your arms and will soak up all the love and cuddles you have to offer. These cooperative kitties are kind and do well with children, making them the perfect cat companion for your entire clan.

Exotic

Exotic

Exotic – Shorthair

Though they bear a strikingly similar resemblance to their parent breed, the Persian, the exotic is more popular, likely due to its low-maintenance mane. Minimal upkeep is required to keep these felines looking—and feeling—fancy. When it comes to grooming, one brush through weekly should do the trick, Keiger says.

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

“Our largest breed, the Maine coon cat deservedly earned the nickname of ‘the gentle giant,'” Keiger says. “Someone who has never seen one is often surprised at just how large they are; a male can be 20 pounds and all muscle.”

In other words, these large cats have even more to love! Better yet, they have a lot of their love to give and are highly regarded as one of the friendliest cat breeds you can find.

Persian

Persian cat

Persian cat

Flat faces and long, flowing fur make the popular Persian one of the most recognizable breeds around the world. Despite their regal appearance, Persians don’t need a whole lot to be happy and are often most satisfied cuddled in your lap. Their long hair, however, does require consistent maintenance and should be brushed daily to avoid uncomfortable mats.

British Shorthair

British Shorthair

British Shorthair

The British are coming! They are here to stay. British shorthairs are consistently one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. This beloved breed resembles a teddy bear in both appearance and demeanor, Keiger says, with an easygoing nature and penchant for playing with their favorite people.

Devon Rex

Devon Rex

Devon Rex cat

“Cat? Or space alien? Or elf?” Keiger says. “This whimsical-looking breed just makes you smile looking at it. You’ll also never be lonely; the Devon rex insists on being with its owner. They crave attention, and with its winsome appearance, it’s hard not to give in!”

This boisterous breed is most enriched when interacting with people, other pets, or playthings, so be sure to provide a stimulating environment and don’t plan to leave them alone often.

Abyssinian

Abyssinian

Abyssinian

 

“Bright, alert, and very active, the Abyssinian is one of our most intelligent breeds,” Keiger says. “They want to be with their people and help supervise everything that they’re doing. They get along very well with other cats, animals, and children.

“One of the oldest known cat breeds, the Abyssinian still maintains a graceful elegance centuries later, most recognizable for their lavish coloring, lithe bodies, and long ears.

American Shorthair

American Shorthair

American Shorthair

The magnificent mouser of the Mayflower, the American shorthair is thought to have come to America during the famous voyage, quickly spreading in popularity due to their ability to protect against rats and other pests. Today, they remain a popular cat breed for families around the world and are known to be affectionate, endearing pets despite their history as hunters.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold

Aptly named, the Scottish fold is known for its characteristic “folded” ears—paired with their round eyes, this cat’s countenance is often described as owl-like. The Scottish fold is rarer than the other breeds on this list, Keiger says, bearing another similarity to its bird brethren who can also be difficult to come across. Pet buyers may discover that the straight-eared Scottish folds are more readily available.

Sphynx

Sphynx

Sphynx

Rounding out the most popular cat breeds is the notably nude hairless sphynx, a low allergen cat breed recognized for its bald bodies. The sphynx is an active breed and should have plenty of toys available for mental stimulation. The stereotypical curious cat, the sphynx also takes well to training.

Because they are hairless, the sphynx does have unique grooming needs. “They do require regular grooming as the body oil which other breeds’ hair absorbs lies on the body,” Keiger says. “Wiping down and regular bathing keeps that in check.”

And we’ve come to the end of this article and I hope that by now you might have gained some valuable information about all the top 10 cat breeds in the world.

 

 

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