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10 Most Popular Cat Breeds: Choosing The Right Cat For You

Cats are one of the popular domestic and companion animals for the human. Cat Breeds are domesticated from thousands year with the human and now become a one of the loyal pet in the house. Besides the companion of human being cats are kept for prey rodents and insects. They have excellent vision power at low light and hearing power than the other pets.

Cats are small-sized carnivorous, typically furry mammals; body weight varies from 3.5 to 4.5 kg. Their lifespan is from 12-16 years, gestation period 57 to  65 days, and gave birth to 6 to 12 kittens at a time. In a good nutritional status, a cat can give birth twice a year. They are sociable, intelligent, gentle, soft, and friendly pet stays around the men. Feed and the managemental cost is very low and suffers decidedly fewer health problems. If you vaccinate your cat regularly, you will find hardly any infectious diseases.

Most Popular Cat Breeds

There are hundreds of cat breeds in the world, but all are not equally popular. Some most common and popular cat breeds are  Exotic Shorthair, American Shorthair, Siamese, Sphynx, British Shorthair, Scottish Fold, Persian, Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Abyssinian, Birman, Bombay Cat Breed, European Burmese, Japanese Bobtail, Peterbald, Pixiebob, Ragamuffin, Russian Blue Cat, Savannah Cat, Selkirk Rex, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Toyger, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van, Cornish Rex and many more.

1. Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair breeds of cats have round eyes, round heads, and rounded bodies. They are originated in the United States of America similar to the Persian shorthair. Their ears are short, medium sizes body with short necks, tails, and paws are short.

Exotic Shorthair
Exotic Shorthair

They are very friendly, playful, intelligent, and cute cats of your choice. They suffer minimal health problems and require less maintenance. Exotic Shorthair is very social and always tries to stay in touch with family and kids. They recognized as the best kitten.

2. Persian Cat Breed

The Persian cat is one of the most popular cat breeds with long hair, a rounded face, and a short muzzle. Persian cat originated in Iran, and another name is Iranian Cat or Shirazi.  The Persian cat is very friendly and most kept as a toy pet. The Persian cat is very popular in the United States of America.

Persian Cat
Persian Cat

The Persian cat is known for short legs, extremely short muzzle, large eyes, long hair, a thick coat, wide head with the ears set apart. They are suffering very fewer health problems, lifespan is 12-17 years, and requires grooming daily to keep clean. Persian cat may be one of your best choice of a pet cat.

3. Cat Breeds: Maine Coon

Maine coon one is the largest domestic cat breeds. They are well known for their physical strength and excellent hunting skill. It originated in Maine, USA, and very close to the Norwegian wild forest cat. The body weight ranges from 6 to 8 kg with unspecified length. “The Gentle Giant” is the nickname of Maine coon cat as they are large and sociable.

Maine Coon
Maine Coon

The prominent characteristics of Maine coon robust chest, strong bony structure, uneven two-layered coat, silky undercoat, and long bushy tail. The colors of Maine Coon are lilac and chocolate and varied widely. They are playful, intelligent, gentle, and excellent personalities. The breed characteristics are more close to dogs. Maine coon is one of the popular breeds of a cat of your choice.

4. Ragdoll

Ragdoll is a blue-eyed and distinct short-haired American origin cat breed which is popular for their soft and floppy hair. They are relaxed in temperament, intelligent, affectionate behavior, and easily handled lap cat breed. Ragdoll is a larger cat breed and the maximum weight of the cat is 20 pounds. They are very well known for their distinct blue eyes.


Ragdoll is found in six different colors a red, seal, chocolate, and corresponding blue, lilac, and cream. The lifespan is 15 to 25 years and suffered from main kidney or urinary problems. You may select a Ragdoll cat for your house with excellent comfort.

5. British Shorthair

British shorthair cat breed is the traditional British domestic cat. They are characterized by the broad face, chunky body, and dense hair. Body-color is British blue with copper eyes, medium tail, and strong body. It is one of the ancient cat breeds of European origin. The British Shorthair cat breeds having the broad chest look powerful, having strong legs with rounded paws and tipped tail.

British Shorthair
British Shorthair

They are easy-going, sweet-natured, and playful cats of choice.  British Shorthair is a long-lived cat and suffered from cardiomyopathy. This is one of the popular cat breeds that you may select for home and children.

6. American Shorthair

American Shorthair is low maintenance, healthy, social, and easy-going cat that originates in North America but it comes from Europe through ships. It has a powerful build-up body and well muscular development though it is not an athletic cat.

American Shorthair
American Shorthair

The average weight from 8-15 lbs and with low care can live up to 15 years. They are healthy cats that require only regular vaccinations and veterinary check-ups. American Shorthair is the 7th popular cat of the United States of America.

7. Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian is a domestic shorthair cat that originated in Abyssinia( now Ethiopia).  Abyssinian is the fine-boned cat, medium-size and found in different colors. The kitten born in black color and gradually turned into reddish-brown with black ticking.

Abyssinians Cat

Abyssinian is brilliant, playful, willful personality cats that remain in contact with the human. They are very healthy and require less care. Abyssinian is the cats that you can select for your house pet.

8. Cat Breeds: Sphynx

Sphynx cat is a selectively bred, lack of coat, the presence of wrinkle in the face which originated in Ontario, Canada. The standard Sphynx is characterized by the wedged shaped head, large and lemon-shaped eyes, very large ears with no hairs inside, well-muscled and powerful short neck and wrinkle, and tapering tail. Sphynx are highly energetic, curious, affectionate behavior, and extrovert to their owner.

Sphynx cat
Sphynx cat

Sphynx has no coat, so they need not groom but requires bathing at least twice a week. They are hypoallergenic, and no shedding of fur but requires protective clothing during cold weather. They are mostly suffered from skin cancer due to the hairless coat. The Sphynx breed is popular due to its unique body shape.

9. Siamese

Siamese is the first distinctly recognized Asian cat breed originated in Thailand. Blue almond-shaped eyes characterize Siamese, typical triangle-shaped head, large and elongated ear, and well muscular body. They are very affectionate and intelligent, very social, playful, and stay close to the family and children.

Siamese cat
Siamese cat

Blackface well recognizes the cat with brown to off-white coat color. They are a healthy cat and mainly suffered from progressive retinal atrophy. Siamese becomes the most popular cat breeds in Europe and the West.

10. Cat Breeds: Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold is the cat breed originated in Scotland especially characterized by folded ear in the head towards the front that gives an Owl like appearance. They are the medium-sized cat with body weight ranges from 6-13 lbs; short-haired, body coat is from any colors or combinations of colors. Scottish Fold is well tempered, affectionate, and social cats and they sleep keeping the back on the floor.

Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold

Their average lifespan is 15 years and suffered from kidney and heart problems. Scottish Fold is one of the popular cat breeds are used in film, TV serials and books. You can choose the Scottish Fold as an excellent house cat.

The Concluding Words on Cat Breeds

In the above discussion, I have tried to highlight the main key points of each cat breed based on popularity. I think this much little information will help you to choose a cat for your house to play with kids and as well as a family member. You will get a massive volume of information and detailed description of each cat breed on the internet, but I think my concise and short description will guide you to attain a quick decision.

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