The 25 Most Popular Cat Breeds

Attention CatTimers: You have spoken. Here are the 25 most popular cat breeds on CatTime.com. The ones you click on most in our cat breed section! From the ordinary Abyssinian, to the strange Devon Rex, to the elegant Bengal, these are the cat breeds that are most often searched on the site. Which are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook!

1. Maine Coon

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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 Coons.

2. Ragamuffin

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The Ragamuffin is known for his docile nature. He loves to be held like a baby and will completely relax into your arms.  Read more about Ragamuffins.

3. Ragdoll

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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.

4. Persian

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The dignified and docile Persian is known for being quiet and sweet.  Read more about Persians.

5. American Shorthair

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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 Shorhairs.

6. Abyssinian

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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.

7. Siamese

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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.

8. Tonkinese

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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.

9. Russian Blue

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The Russian Blue’s elegant yet muscular body led one cat judge to proclaim him the “Doberman Pinscher of cats.”  Read more about Russian Blues.

10. Bengal

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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.

11. Scottish Fold

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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.

12. British Shorthair

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Full of British reserve, the Shorthair has a quiet voice and is an undemanding companion.  Read more about British Shorthairs.

13. Siberian

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From Russia with love: that’s the Siberian, a glamorous native cat from the taiga of Siberia, a forested area with a subarctic climate that no doubt contributed to this cat’s long, thick, protective coat. Read more about Siberians.

14. Exotic

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The Exotic is sweet, docile and quiet, but don’t get the idea that she is merely an adornment for the home. She loves to play when she’s not sitting in a lap or being petted. Read more about Exotics.

15. Birman

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The Birman communicates in a soft voice, mainly to remind you that perhaps it’s time for dinner or maybe for a nice cuddle on the sofa. Read more about Birmans.

16. Himalayan

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The Himalayan, or Himmie for short, is a Persian in Siamese drag, affectionate but discriminating.  Read more about Himalayans.

17. Nebelung

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The name Nebelung is German and means “creature of the mist,” a reference to the cat’s shimmering silvery-blue coat that seems to float over his body. Read more about Nebelung Cats.

18. Norwegian Forest

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The gentle and friendly Norwegian Forest Cat — Wegie, for short — is fond of family members but does not demand constant attention and petting.  Read more about Norwegian Forest Cats.

19. American Bobtail

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With his short tail, tufted ears and toes, and powerful body, the American Bobtail has a distinctively wild look.  Read more about American Bobtails.

20. Bombay

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This is a smart cat who loves to play and will thrive with a family who is willing to teach him tricks, play games with him and provide him with plenty of interactive toys.  Read more about Bombay Cats.

21. Burmese

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The Burmese is often described as a “brick wrapped in silk,” a testament to his solid, muscular body. Read more about Burmese Cats.

22. Chartreux

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The Chartreux might well be compared to a mime, silent but communicative and sometimes silly.  Read more about Chartreux Cats.

23. Chinese Li Hua

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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 Hua Cats.

24. Devon Rex

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The Devon Rex loves people and welcomes the attentions of friends and family alike.  Read more about Devon Rex Cats.

25. Ocicat

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The Ocicat’s favorite activities include retrieving toys and learning to walk on a leash.  Read more about Ocicats.

 

These are on our list of most popular cat breeds. All cat breeds are beautiful. Rescues are always our favorites!  What type of cat do you have?

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