Top 10 Cat Breeds

Got a lovable tabby? An affectionate and playful Siamese? Or maybe you’re in the market for an exotic Scottish Fold or a rare Sphynx. Whatever your taste, there’s a cat breed perfect for you.

Here are some of the top 10 cat breeds — those that are not only enchanting and adorable, but also happen to be beautiful on the inside, too:

1) Persian-

Persian
Persian


The gentle giant that is this large feline can be found peacefully lounging around homes across America. These fluffy beauties love attention and happily give it right back.

2) Burmese-

Burmese


Vibrantly beautiful and very affectionate, the Burmese are just as sweet as they look. Don’t let their striking looks fool you. These cats are known to be very laid back, and certainly don’t mind a good belly rub.

3) Siamese-

Siamese
Siamese


The Siamese is one of the most vocal cat breeds; especially so when it comes to begging for treats or attention. But there’s no denying that these kitties are pretty darn cute, too.

4) Maine Coon-

Maine Coon


The Maine Coon is a large, long-haired breed of domestic cat. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, and is native to the state of Maine. The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds of cats. Males typically weigh from and females weigh from . Males are usually about long, and females are usually about long. The coat is generally a reddish brown or brown tabby, although there is considerable variation.

The face and chest are nearly white, and the tail is long and bushy. The breed is known for its large, bushy tail, and its coat of long, waterproof hair. The Maine Coon is said to be “the only cat that looks like a teddy bear.” The Maine Coon is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, and is native to the state of Maine. The breed is believed to have originated from a cross between a bobcat and a domestic cat

5) Scottish Fold-

Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold


The Scottish Fold not only looks like a real cat, but is genetically identical to one. These playful little furballs love getting their hair played with, and will curl up on the couch or lap for a quick snuggle after a hard day’s play.

6) Exotic-

Exotic


Exotic cats are a group of any cat that is not a domestic cat. Exotic felines are usually kept as pets by people who want something different, and many are bred in captivity. Others are taken from the wild, illegally. Some have been endangered as a result of this trade.


A close cousin of the Siamese, this sleek-looking cat is known to be just as affectionate and loving as its larger feline kin.

7) Abyssinian-

Abyssinian


Another very vocal breed, this beauty has been known to sleep on the windowsill so her humans can enjoy fresh air while she watches the world go by below.

8) Ocicat-

Ocicat


This leash-friendly beauty is one of the smallest cat breeds, but certainly not one to be underestimated. They are extremely playful, love to play with toys, and have a wonderful temperament — always making sure you know they’re there. (And yes, cats do have thumbs.)

9. Ragdoll-

Ragdoll


Ragdoll cats are a popular breed of cat that is known for their docile and friendly nature. These cats make great pets for families with children and other animals. Ragdoll kittens are playful and love to cuddle. They are also very easy to care for and do not require a lot of grooming.

If you are interested in adopting a ragdoll kitten, you can find a breeder near you by searching online. There are also several rescue organizations that specialize in ragdoll cats. Be sure to ask the breeder or rescue group about the health and temperament of the kitten you are interested in.

10. Devon Rex-

Devon Rex

Devon Rex are loving and playful cats that are known for their curly hair. They make good companions and love to be around people.

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