10 Popular Cat Breeds In America

A list of 10 popular cat breeds in America that will help you to know more about these fluffy, adorable and lovely fur balls.


One thing we all have to agree that dogs are more identifiable than cats. While most of dog owners know that they want a Husky or a Chihuahua, cat owners are having hard times to choose their favorite one among so many cat breeds. There are hundreds of cat breeds in the world and 98% all have fluffy fur with eye-catching fur color and big round eyes. In order to help you know more about each cat breeds, this time we would go into details about 10 popular, well-known cat breeds in America.

#10 The Devon Rex

With his high cheekbones, big eyes, long legs, slender body, and unusual hairstyle, the Devon Rex looks like the feline incarnation of waiflike model Kate Moss. Like his cousin, the Cornish Rex, the Devon has a wavy coat, but his has a looser curl than that of the Cornish.

#9 The Abyssinian

The Aby, as he’s nicknamed, is unlike any other cat. Smart, silly, and impressively athletic, he stays in constant motion—jumping, climbing, and exploring. In other words, this is no lap cat. He also has a unique ticked coat, giving him the appearance of a wildcat.

#8 The Sphynx

The Sphynx seems like a contradiction: a hairless cat? But people who come to know him soon fall under the spell of this bald but beautiful feline. His warmth, humor and exotic appearance all combine to make him a favorite with cat lovers.

#7 The Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a medium-size cat with a rounded head and big round eyes, although he is known for his standout feature: ears that fold forward, giving him the appearance of a furry owl. His coat, which comes in many colors and patterns, can be short or long. The longhaired variety is known as the Highland Fold.

#6 The American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the well-known and beloved domestic shorthair. This versatile cat can be bred for any number of colors and patterns, including the popular silver tabby.

#5 The Maine Coon

The official state cat of Maine is — you guessed it — the Maine Coon. This plus-size cat, adorned with a beautiful neck ruff, dainty britches, tufted feet that resemble snowshoes and a big, bushy tail that he can wrap around himself when he naps is likely the oldest cat breed native to America.

#4 The Persian

The Persian is the glamor puss of the cat world. His beautiful, flowing coat, sweet face and calm personality have combined to make him the most popular cat breed. He is high maintenance and he has some health issues, but for many his looks and personality overcome those drawbacks.

#3 The British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is solid and muscular with an easygoing personality. As befits his British heritage, he is slightly reserved, but once he gets to know someone he’s quite affectionate. His short, dense coat comes in many colors and patterns and should be brushed two or three times a week to remove dead hair.

#2 The Ragdoll

His floppy, relaxed good nature gives the Ragdoll his name. He is a big, gentle cat with striking blue eyes who can get along with everyone, including other animals, traits that make him adaptable to almost any home. His semi-longhaired coat, which comes in a variety of patterns and colors, is easy to groom.

#1 The Exotic

The Exotic is nicknamed “the lazy man’s Persian” because he shares the Persian’s sweet face, but his short, plush coat is easier to care for. Exotics are more lively than the laidback Persian, but they also love to sit in a lap. They can live to be 15 years or more.


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