Top 10 Popular Cat Breeds That You Might Want to Check Out!

There are forty one recognized cat breeds based on the Cat Fanciers’Association, the world’s largest registry of pedigree cats. The different cat breeds have numerous varying characteristics but all make great pets in the right home. While this isn’t necessarily a listing of the finest breed of cat, below are the ten most widely used cat breeds in America in 2008 based on the Cat Fanciers’Association.

Persian – Persians are a large cat breed. The Persian has a svelte body type and a long coat which requires an extensive level of pet grooming. Persians’activity level is low relative to other cats. They’re considered to be not too difficult cats to deal with and quiet.

Exotic Shorthair – Exotic Shorthairs are a large cat breed. The Exotic Shorthair has a cobby body type and a brief coat which requires an average level of grooming. Exotic Shorthairs’activity level is low relative to other cats. They’re considered to be not too difficult to deal with and quiet.

Maine Coon – Maine Coons are an x-large cat breed. The Maine Coon has an average body type and a long coat which requires an average level of pet grooming. Maine Coons’activity level is average relative to other cats. They’re considered to be not too difficult cats to deal with and quiet.

Siamese – The Siamese is really a medium cat breed. It has a svelte body type and a brief coat which requires a minor level of grooming. The Siamese’s activity level is quite high relative to other cats. They’re considered to be relatively difficult cats to deal with and very vocal.

Abyssinian – Abyssinians are a small cat breed. The Abyssinian has a thin body type and a brief coat which requires a substandard level of pet grooming. Abyssinians’activity level is quite high. They’re considered to be relatively difficult cats to deal with but relatively quiet.

Ragdoll – Ragdolls are a large cat breed. The Ragdoll has an average body type and a long coat which requires an above average level of grooming. Ragdolls’activity level is fairly low relative to other cats. They’re considered to be not too difficult cats to deal with and quiet.

Sphynx – The Sphynx is really a medium cat breed. It has an average body type and a brief coat which requires an average level of pet grooming. The Sphynx activity level is high relative to other cats. They’re considered to be not too difficult cats to deal with but vocal talkers.

American Shorthair – American Shorthairs are a large cat breed. The American Shorthair has a semi-cobby body type and a brief coat which requires a substandard level of grooming. American Shorthairs’activity level is fairly low. They’re considered to be relatively average cats to deal with and quiet.

Birman – Birmans are a large cat breed. The Birman has an average body type and a long coat which requires an average level of pet grooming. Birmans’activity level is fairly low. They’re considered to be not too difficult cats to deal with and quiet.

Oriental – Orientals are a small cat breed. The Oriental has a svelte body type and a brief or medium length coat which requires a minor or below average level of grooming. Oriental Shorthairs’activity level is quite high relative to other cats. They’re considered to be relatively difficult cats to deal with and very vocal talkers.

 

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