Each month, thousands of visitors peruse CatTime.com’s Breed Center with queries about pure- and mixed-breed felines. Here are the most-searched cat types for the first six months of 2012 — are your favorites on the list?
The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, hailing from Maine, where he was a popular mouser, farm cat and, most likely, ship’s cat, at least as far back as the early 19th century. Read more about Maine Coon Cats.
3. Ragdoll Cats
With positive reinforcement, Ragdoll cats learn quickly and can pick up tricks as well as good behaviors such as using a scratching post. Read more about Ragdolls.
Smart, loyal and lively, the Chinese Li Hua is gentle with people but has a reputation as a talented hunter of rats and other vermin. Read more about Chinese Li Cats.
5. Bengal Cats
The Bengal could never be called delicate. He is an athlete: agile and graceful with a strong, muscular body, as befits a cat who looks as if he belongs in the jungle. Read more about Bengals.
The adaptable and good-natured American Shorthair retains his hunting ability, but these days he is more likely to be a family companion. Read more about American Shorthairs.
A love of heights is a signal trait of the Abyssinian. He likes to be as high up as possible and will appreciate having one or more ceiling-height cat trees. Read more about Abyssinians.
8. Siamese Cats
This popular cat breed is among the most searched on the internet. The sophisticated Siamese looks dressed for an elegant masquerade ball in pale evening wear with chic black accessories and tanzanite-blue eyes. Read more about Siamese Cats.
There is nothing a Scottish Fold — named for his folded ears — likes better than to be with his people, participating in whatever they are doing. Read more about Scottish Folds.
10. Tonkinese Cats
If you think of cats as being aloof and independent, it’s only because you haven’t yet met a Tonkinese. Read more about Tonkinese Cats.
This list is the 10 most searched cat breeds and mixes. Is your favorite cat on this list? If not check again and maybe he will be on the next list! Thanks for stopping by.