Top 10 Cat Breeds

by | Apr 25, 2021 | Pet Adoption

I wanted to list the top 10 most common cat breeds (and the reasons you may want to consider them) for everyone struggling with whether or not they should get a cat. To save time I’ve narrowed it down to the top 10, but there are many more out there!

1) Siamese

These cats have long, beautiful fur and can be very vocal. They enjoy playing games and don’t mind interacting with humans. They’re also known for being intelligent and easy-to-train cats.

The Siamese Cat was first developed in Thailand, during the 1800s by crossing native cats with the black and white Oriental Shorthair cat from India.

2) Abyssinian

This is another type of vocal cat but they’re known for being much more playful than Siamese cats. They don’t make good guard cats because they’re so playful. Some Abyssinians are also known as “Decco” cats due to their wild behaviors and intelligence.

Abyssinians were first seen in the 1930s at a cat show in London. The Abyssinian is mainly classified as a longhaired tabby and has the color range of red, yellow, cream, or sable.

3) Maine Coon

These cats are known for their quiet, often aloof, nature and preference for living alone with their owners. They’re very affectionate when they want to be, though most Maine Coons don’t like handling unless it’s from a young age or they become a kitten. Many of them can also be good watch cats at home if you keep the bedroom door closed.

Maine Coons can be found in America’s Northeast, and are also known as “Maine Cats”. The Maine Coon is known to have a cat-like personality and enjoys being the boss of its owner.

The word Maine comes from the Native American tribes who lived in the Northeast region of America. The tribes were named after their home state, which is now called Maine, United States. The animals that they hunted for food are where cats got their name from!

4) Russian Blue

These are some of the most affectionate cats around and can even be quite friendly if trained at an early age. The big downside is that they aren’t the most intelligent cats and can be very fussy. However, many people claim that they’re probably the most loving and affectionate cats.

The Russian Blues are the result of a breeding between the American Shorthair with the Oriental Shorthair cat from India, which took place in England during the 1930s.

The Russian Blue owes their appearance to an anomaly that occurred during breeding. A number of cats had light blue eyes that were brown in color and they had a dark brown body. These cats were called Blues because of their unusual eye color. The gene for blue eyes was eventually found and has been replicated to this day, but it’s not 100 percent accurate and there’s mixed opinions as to whether or not these cat look like true Russian Blues.

5) Persian

The Persian cat is possibly the most ancient of all cat breeds. That’s because it is believed to have been around a lot longer than probably any other cat breed. They are long and thin (for their size) and when they get older they tend to become more pointy due to their wide frills. They are usually very regal looking (the coat can come in many colors) so if you love Ali MacGraw you might want to consider getting this one!

The Persian cat is an ancient breed of cats that have been around since ancient Persia. They appeared sometime during the third millennium BC, but have long ago lost their original homeland and need a loving home to call their own. The Persian cat has very distinctive features from other cats, like the longer legs and slender build, along with a thick coat that can come in many colors. Most Persians are regal-looking animals, as they tend to be more than just beautiful on the outside but also possess a fancy temperament. There is some debate as to what makes a true “Persian”; some believe that it is possible for them to look anything from ginger, blue eyes or even all white!

6) Sphynx

These furry little creatures have no hair at all and are known for not shedding at all either! They’re very calm and quite affectionate towards humans without any pressure from them like other domestic cats can be. They do have a sassy side too and sometimes enjoy playing with toys.

The Sphynx is a breed of hairless cat which originated in the 1950s. The first Sphynx was born when a domestic shorthair kitten, of unknown genetic background, was born with an unusually smooth coat and survived to adulthood.

In 1966, Canadian hairless cats were imported from Britain and bred together with British Shorthairs. This resulted in what became known as the “Canadian Sphynx” but it now only exists alongside the original and more commonly known “American Sphynx”.

This breed is also sometimes referred to as a Hairless, or a Canadian Hairless Cat. In 1993, Joe Sallmen crossed one of his cats (a Russian Blue) with Devon Rexes for two successive generations.

7) Ragdoll

These cats are also very affectionate and playful but they’re known for being the most tolerant of other cats around as long as they haven’t been mistreated themselves. They also don’t mind being picked up or brushed which is a nice perk if you’re allergic to these types of pets. However, Ragdolls are known for having a habit of running away in the middle of the night so you may want to consider them if you have no idea where your cat has gone off to at night.

The Ragdoll cat was created in 1998 when a random breed of domestic cat was bred to have a very docile nature. They’re also known for being very playful and affectionate towards its owner, but they’re not as intelligent as other cats and could be easily distracted.

Ragdolls are one of the most common breeds of cat in America with an estimated number at around 11 million. The first Ragdolls were born in the USA in December 1991 when an English Long-haired Cat and American Shorthair Cat produced offspring together. The name “Ragdoll” is derived from Raphael, who was their breeder’s nickname because he had (or had aspired to have

8) Scottish Fold

These cats are very popular due to their foldy ears. They fold back (like a carton) and make them look like little teddy bears! They come in many colors and if you don’t want a cat jumpy all the time then these might be what you’re looking for because they tend to be pretty laid back.

The first “Scottish Fold” cat was discovered in Scotland in 1961. The breed is also known as the “Lop Cat.”

The Scottish Fold is a cross between an American Shorthair and British Shorthair, which was bred by Dr. William Ross in the 1950s. His goal was to create a cat with ears that would fold forwards and downwards, mimicking the Scottish Terrier’s floppy ears. The original Scottish Folds were born with straight ears and folded when they matured (around six months). This provided more space for their ear canals to grow without eiting them shut or causing other issues such as ear infections or cancer cells.

9) Snowshoe

These cute little white cats love to get out and play as well as snuggle on warm blankets when the weather gets cold. They’re also very quiet and can be quite playful for curious kittens that you want to train for tricks and games.

A Snowshoe cat is a fairly new breed that was first created in 1978 as a cross between British Shorthair, American Shorthair and Domestic Longhair.

10) Siberian

These cats were originally bred in Russia for their long fur which is sometimes referred to as “furry”. They’re usually a bit more cautious than other breeds but once they get to know you there are absolutely no issues with them being affectionate or even friendly towards humans. They’re also some of the best watch cats around.

The Siberian cat is an exceptionally beautiful breed that doesn’t have a long history, but it does have a rich one. The exact date of its creation is unknown, but the Siberian cat has been around for many centuries in Russia and Siberia before being exported to the United States. These cats are special because they don’t have any hair except on their head, making them look like white teddy bears with blue eyes! The first Siberian cats were most likely created by crossing an older type of Russian cat with Siamese cats.

That’s just a few of the top 10 most popular cat breeds out there for you to consider! Remember that no two cats are alike so it might take some time until you find your ideal match. The most important thing is that you have fun with them and that they grow up to be safe and friendly cats for everyone in your family.

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