10 Most Popular Cat Breeds

Cats are the most wonderful creatures in the world. They are the beloved pets in most households and neighborhoods. The cat, also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a small carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world.When making the decision to own a pet, first you decide on which kind you want. They are fun-loving, good natured, and are considered safe around children. Actually, cats are the easiest pets to own. Cats are the perfect companions. They do not require much from the owner. They only have to be regularly fed. They also need a shelter.

Cats can be toilet trained too. A simple tray and a few training sessions can dispense with the problem of dealing with their dirt, especially for indoor cats.
Even though purebred pedigree cats can be attractive, there are so many homeless cats that are just as adorable, and are in need of good homes. Most any cat will be a wonderful addition to your home. However, avoid the ones that hiss at you off the bat.


1. Persian cat

Persian cat
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The Persian is a longhaired cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Universally rated as number one most popular breed because it is so loving and devoted. One of the oldest cat breeds, it takes its name from its place of origin, Persia (Iran). Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. Although Persians are high-maintenance and need grooming every day, this is more than compensated for by their affectionate and loyal personality.This breed of cat is devoted and laid back, but its’ hair can be nightmare for maintaining, sometimes growing up to 3 inches long! Persians need a comfortable environment to feel safe.


2. Siamese cat

Siamese cat
The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Southeast Asia. The breed standard of the Modern Siamese indicates an elegant, slim, stylish, flexible and well muscled body. Its head is triangular shaped, with a thin snout. The eyes are almond-shaped and oblique. The hair is short, glossy, fine, soft, tight and adhered to the body. The Siamese is characterized by its typical pointed color scheme. A Siamese cat always wants to be the center of attention. They want to be cared for. These cats are very communicative, yowling in a rasping voice for attention or just to chat! They tend to get too noisy or cry a lot if you ignore them. They are slim and athletic with large ears. Their fur is short and lies close to their skin. They love to be stroked, and are extremely loyal and close to one person. They are very intelligent and loving.


3. The Maine Coon cat

Maine Coon cat
The Maine Coon is noted for its large bone structure, its rectangular body shape, and a long, flowing coat. The breed can be seen in a variety of colors and are known for their intelligence. Maine Coons are one of the biggest domestic breeds. Males average 12 to 18 pounds in weight and females are usually 10-14. They are hardy, gentle and loving with long fur but don’t need as much grooming as a Persian. Their good-natured personality will make them very safe with kids. One will be a very loyal addition to the family.


4. Abyssinian cat

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The Abyssinian is a breed of domesticated cat with a distinctive ticked coat. There are many stories about its origins, often revolving around Egypt, but the actual origins are uncertain. The Abyssinian has become one of the most popular breeds of shorthair cat in the USA. The coat is medium-length, dense, and silky to the touch. The Abyssinian have coats that are unusual enough to catch attention. Each hair has a base color with three or four darker-colored bands; the hair is the lighter color at the root, and the darker “ticking” color at the tip. Abyssinians are very active, busy and playful, and they love people.


5. Ragdoll cat

The Ragdoll is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds with a sturdy body, large frame and proportionate legs. It is a breed with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat. Developed by controversial American breeder Ann Baker, it is best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature. The name “Ragdoll” is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up. They are very gentle, easy-going and affectionate. They are perfect for any household. They are so docile that it can be dangerous for them to go out as they wouldn’t defend themselves if another animal attacked them.


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6 thoughts on “10 Most Popular Cat Breeds

  1. I have a siamese cat that is very mean. He has a bond with my husband but everyone else he attacks. We want to get another cat but we are afraid that it will make bella meaner or it will make the two tag team us. We have tried everything to make him nicer and nothing works. Can anyone help with ideas on how to make him nicer or if its a bad decision to get another cat.

  2. You might need to provide more information. Was he feral and domesticated by you? Does he spend a lot of time alone at home? Cats can be really neurotic. My ex-stepfather would hurt my cat when she was a kitten, and she became very mean in self-defense. Now she’s pretty mean. The only thing we can do is treat her with unconditional love and kindness (jerk is out of picture due to jerk tendencies toward cat). Love her unconditionally. Give her lots of toys. Sometimes another cat will soften a mean cat. I adopted a special-needs boy kitten, and my cat softened right up to him! She taught him how to tear up furniture, chased him around the house, pawed him, and cleans him.

  3. I use to have a tom cat that was like yours. The man that owned him before me was very mean to him, so he to protect himself he was mean to everyone. No one could touch him. Well when the man moved out in to his new apt. I told him Mickey wasn’t going with him. It took me at lease six months of just me working with him before he understood that I wasn’t going to hurt him. Even with that said, he would never would let me touch his tail. I would say for you to work with him everyday, even if it is only for a few mins at a time. If he reacts in a way that you don’t like, try spraying him with a little bit of water. This wont hurt, but will let him know you don’t like being attacked either.

  4. I love maine coon cats! When I’m ready to live on my own and afford it all, I’m planning to have 2 Maine coon kittens on black nd white; the other a mix of orange hues. And I’ll have a st. Bernard puppy. I know, I’m into big animals lol

  5. Dear Siamese cat:
    First, a lot of times when cats attack, bite or are mean there are several possible reasons. ★ If a cat is hurt or has a painful area/injury (or painful teeth) chances are you’ll never know it as rarely will a cat complain, but if someone touches that area while petting them they can, & often will, attack or bite you when that area is touched.
    ★ Boredom will also cause biting, scratching,& generally crabby behavior.
    ★Cats need a lot of activity and attention,
    (with people), they don’t want to play alone, but with you.
    *You should play at least 20 to 30 minutes a day with him.
    ★If he was not a baby when you got him, his previous owner may have abused him &/or tormented him With lots of very very rough play & pushed him with it Beyond his patience and endurance Until he would attack him.
    Lots of idiots do that with their cats & think it’s funny to be extremely rough with them, it’s usually the cat that suffers because of that, because when they get rid of the cat (if it goes to a shelter especially), they are always euthanize! Because they are “labled” as “NOT FRIENDLY”!!!(wrong one is euthanized in my opinion), But a cat CAN be retrained with time, love, attention, & mostly, A LOTS OF PATIENCE
    ★ Personally, I would advise against getting a 2nd cat.
    ★Oftentimes a cat like that will attack, torment, & severely hurt the other cat. That’s sad, hard to watch,& very unfair to the 2nd cat.
    ★Cats are very territorial & will usually attack any other animal that comes in his space.
    ★ First thing that should happen is:
    ★A Vet check-up to make sure he is not hurting anywhere or has any injuries. Once that’s eliminated, you can work on his behavior.
    ★ Ask your vet for tips or on the internet go to:
    http://www.animalplanet.com/mycatfromhell •♥• {I believe “My cat from hell is written with no spaces. ie: (mycatfromhell”)
    ★ That guy is awesome! & can cure any cat! With even the VERY worst behavior. He also has a show on the “Animal Planet” channel that’s called:
    ★MY CAT FROM HELL★ *This is the very best show I have ever seen as far as dealing with any cats “worst behavior”&”the worst of bad habits.
    ★ Believe me, there is a “reason” when a cat does something you don’t like & there is a cure, for even the wildest & most violent of cat behaviors.
    ★PS. the guy on that show used to work at a cat shelter years ago, it broke his heart to work there. He had to quit because he absolutely adores cats & could not stand to see 100s of cat euthanized every day because people had made them mean, then, as usual, no longer wanted them, and no one will adopt them because they were & ALWAYS ARE labeled as: “NOT SUITABLE AS A PET”!!!
    Once labeled not suitable, ( Due to & BECAUSE OF STUPID OWNERS”), The cat is Euthanized!
    The Guy. on the show, (my cat from hell) is bald and plays the guitar & carries a guitar case full of CAT things when he goes to see people’s cats.
    He is their last resort before they euthanize their pet! He has never failed yet! Thank God for him he’s awesome! Perhaps that site will give you some very good tips & training methods to solve your cat’s problem. You should also watch that show if you get that channel.
    I don’t know where you live but in Oregon Animal Planet is on channel 43; through the cable company, “COMCAST”. If You don’t have that, You can call whatever cable company you have and ask how to get added to your TV’s cable lineup channels.
    I wish you the very best of luck with your sweetheart♥kitty.
    ★ sounds like he may have been hurt before & have a trust issue now. Please don’t get rid of your cat, please keep trying and give him a chance, all the chances he needs, with enough love, attention, time, & patience, eventually he will come around.
    •♥• Good Luck, •♥•
    Sincerely, Dee :-*

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