Top 10 Cat Breeds

#1. Exotic Shorthair Cats

For the third year in a row, the Exotic cat has been named as America's most popular registered cat, knocking the Persian off the podium again after 31 years as the reigning No. 1 breed. The Exotic (also called the Exotic Shorthair by some cat associations) is a cross between Persians and American Shorthairs.

Exotic cats are bred to meet the Persian standard in almost every way with one exception: their coats. Exotics, unlike their Persian counterparts, have short, thick, dense coats, making them popular among people who enjoy the Persian personality but don’t want the hassle or the time required for daily grooming. The Exotic personality tends to mimic that of a Persian: sweet, affectionate and playful. Exotic cats are known to show more affection and loyalty than other feline breeds and commonly follow their owners throughout the home.

#2. Ragdoll Cats
Easygoing and loving, ragdoll cats get their name from their tendency to relax and go limp in one’s arms when picked up. One of the largest breeds of cats, ragdolls are also one of the most affectionate, often referred to as “puppy cats” because of their dog-like personality.
Ragdolls are extremely mild-mannered and friendly, and often seek out human companionship, such as following people around the house, sleeping with or flopping on their owners. This breed is particularly good with children and other pets and is easily trained to learn the same tricks as dogs, such as playing fetch, rolling over or begging.

#3. British Cats
It is believed that the Romans brought the British Shorthair to England during the first century, at which time the breed co-existed and bred with wild cats native to England. Many years later, the British Shorthair was crossbred with Persian cats, slightly changing the look of the cat and improving the thickness of its fur coat.
Not only is it one of the most popular cat breeds, but it is also commonly selected to appear on TV, in movies and even in books. You might recognize the cat in many Whiskas brand ads as a British Shorthair. The cat raised from the dead in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (“Winston Churchill”) was a British Shorthair, as was “Arlene” in Garfield: The Movie and the “Cheshire Cat” in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, just to name a few.

#4. Persian Cats
Known for their gentle, laid-back personalities, sweet faces, and round eyes, Persian cats are affectionate, quiet, beautiful creatures of habit, making them the most popular breed among cat fanciers.
Persian cats are not only the most popular breed of cats, but they’ve also been around the longest. In fact, hieroglyphics reference their origination as far back a 1684 B.C. Thought to have originated in Persia (now Iran), the cats were named after their believed “country of origin.” Although the breed has evolved over time in color and body type, one thing has remained the same: its thick and full fur. Ideally, Persians should be groomed at least once a day to prevent knots and matting of the fur. Persians should also be bathed occasionally to maintain a clean and healthy coat.

#5. Maine Coon Cats 
One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, Maine Coon cats are known for their intelligence and playfulness, as well as their size. One of the largest breeds of domestic cats, they are lovingly referred to as “gentle giants.”
Maine Coons are also known for their shaggy coats and rugged appearance. Full-grown male Maine Coons can grow to be 30 lbs., with females weighing a little less. These gentle giants generally reach full size by age three to five. Maine Coons are people-oriented, energetic and highly-intelligent, making them an easy breed to train. They’re also known for their dog-like behavior: following their owners from room to room, coming when called and playing fetch with their owners.

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