THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR CAT BREEDS IN THE WORLD

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THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR CAT BREEDS IN THE WORLD
THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR CAT BREEDS IN THE WORLD

Among all the animals, cats are one of the most popular pets worldwide. There are many species of cats too. Among cat owners, many species of cats stole their hearts. So many species of cats are popular among the pet owners. They all want to have a cat of that species.

Do you know how many cat breeds are there?

As of 2023, The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes 73 standardized cat breeds, the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe) recognizes 50,  the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes 45, the World Cat Federation (WCF) recognizes 69, and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) recognizes 45 cat breeds. Among them, we will know about the top 10 most popular cat breeds in the world.

THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR CAT BREEDS IN THE WORLD

Persian Cat

Persian Cat
Persian Cat

The Persian cat also known as the Persian longhair cat is the world’s most popular cat breed. They originated from Iran and Afghanistan. The Persian cat is a cat race with long hair characterized by a round face and a short muzzle. It looks very lovely and sweet. They are friendly and their calm and patient nature makes them a great companion. That’s why everybody loves Persian cat and every cat lover want a Persian cat. Persian cats have an overall height of 7 to 15 inches and up to 17 inches in length. Their weight range is 7 to 14 pounds. Persian cats can live 10 to 15 years with proper take care.

Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat
Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdolls are one of the most popular cats breeds all around the world. The Ragdolls are known for their softness, peace, and sociability. Affectionate but not demanding, the Ragdolls devote themselves almost like dogs to their owners. Some people also talk about listening to emotional needs, a characteristic that makes it a perfect companion. That’s why every cat lover loves Ragdoll. Ragdoll cats can have an overall 9 to 11 inches tall and 15 to 21 inches in length. Their weight range is 9 to 20 pounds. On average, Ragdoll cats can live 12 to 24 years with proper take care.

Siamese Cat

Siamese Cat
Siamese Cat

Since the 19th century, the Siamese are one of the most popular cat breeds around the world. Siamese cats originate from Thailand. The Siamese is a soft, long-bodied cat with thin legs and a long slim tail. Siamese has a long wedge-shaped face and beautiful blue eyes. They are friendly, intelligent, calm, and social, but they want to spend time by talking with you. They also became great companions very quick. Siamese can have an overall 8 to 10 inches in height and grow up to 15 inches in length and their weight range is  8 to 15 pounds. Siamese cats can live 15 to 20 years on average with proper care.

Maine Coon

Maine Coon
Maine Coon

Maine Coon is the most giant cat breed in the world and it is one of the oldest, and natural breeds in North America. The breed originated in the U.S. state of Maine, where the maine coon cat is the official state cat. Maine Coon cats are sociable, and friendly and can be a great companion too. Maine Coon cats can grow 8 to 16 inches in length and up to 40 inches in length. They usually weigh up to 18 pounds. Maine coon can live 10 to 15 years on average.

Bengal Cat

Bengal Cat
Bengal Cat

Bengal cats are known for their beautiful coat like Bengal Tiger. The Bengal cat is a pet cat that was created from a hybrid cat breed of the Asian leopard cat with normal pet cats, specifically the spotted Egyptian Mau. Bengal cats became one of the most popular cat breeds all around the world because of their unique looks. They can be a great companion if you teach them to be social from a young age. Bengal cats grow overall 13 to 16 inches in height and 14 to 18 inches in length. Their overall weight is 8 to 15 pounds. Bengal cats can live 12 to 16 years or more with proper care.

British Shorthair

British Shorthair
British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is the pure-bred version of the traditional British domestic cat. The British shorthair has a distinctively stocky body, a thick coat, and a wide face. The most well-known color variation of the British short hair is the “British Blue”, with a plain grey-blue coat, pineapple eyes, and a medium-sized tail. The British shorthair is a very adorable, loving, pleasant, playful, and loyal cat to have as a companion. They have an overall height of 12 to 14 inches and body length of 2  to 25 inches. The British shorthair can weight between 9 to 18 pounds. They can live 10 to 20 years with proper care.

Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian Cat
Abyssinian Cat

The Abyssinian cat is a short-haired domestic cat breed and has a distinctive tabby ruddy coat, in which the individual hairs are striped with various colors. They are also known simply as Abys. They are also a very intelligent cat breed. They originated from Ethiopia. The Abyssinian cats are friendly, outgoing, adorable, playful, and loyal companions to have. Their height is around 8 to 12 inches and 11 to 16 inches in length. They can weight 8 to 10 pounds.  Abyssinian cats can live 9 to 15 years with proper care.

American Shorthair

American Shorthair
American Shorthair

The American shorthair is a very popular cat breed that is believed to be a descendant of the European cat brought to America during the famous voyage. American shorthair cats have round faces and short ears and they are coated with different colours. They are very intelligent and social, friendly, playful, and loyal companions to have. The American shorthair can grow  8 to 10 inches in height and 12 to 15 inches in length. They can weigh from 6 to 15 pounds. The American shorthair cats can live 15 to 20 years.

Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat
Siberian Cat

The Siberians originated from Russia and they are the national cat of Russia too. They are also one of the largest cat breeds in the world. The Siberian cats are very charming. They are very talkative and playful, enjoy time with owners, and a great loyal companions. Their height is around 8 to 14 inches and body length of 12 to 20 inches. Their weight is around 15 to 20 pounds. Siberian cats can live 12 to 15 years with good care.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold

Scottish fold cats are one of the most popular cat breeds around the world. Scottish fold cats have a very unique and natural folded short ear and it looks very cute. It is very sweet and charming, playful, friendly, sociable, and can be a great loyal companion. Their height is around 7 to 10 inches and body length of 14 to 16b inches. And their weight is around 6 to 14 pounds. Scottish fold cats can live 10 to 15 years.

Conclusion

There are also many more popular cat breeds like Devon Rex, Russian Blue, Himalayan, Sphynx, Japanese Bobtail, etc. Every people have different choices. My favorite cat breed is Persian. But I don’t have any Persian cats. Which cat breed is your favorite?

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