The 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds in the World

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Ragdoll: long silky coat, blue eyes, top cat breed 4th year. Limp in arms, loves cuddles. Great with kids. Ideal family companion.


Maine Coon

Maine Coon: "gentle giant" nickname. Surprisingly large, 20-pound males. Lots of love to give, friendliest breed.

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Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair: Popular like Persians, low-maintenance. Easy grooming, weekly brushing enough.

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Persian: Flat faces, flowing fur, recognizable. Content in laps. Regular grooming needed, daily brushing avoids mats.

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Devon Rex

Devon Rex: Whimsical, always with owners. Craves attention, hard to resist. Needs interaction, stimulation, company.

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British Shorthair

British Shorthair: Popular breed, teddy bear-like. Easygoing, playful with favorites. Consistently popular worldwide.



Abyssinian: Bright, active, intelligent. People-oriented, great with others. Graceful, ancient breed. Lavish coloring, lithe bodies, long ears.


Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold: Owl-like with folded ears, rare. Straight-eared more available. Resembles bird brethren.



Sphynx: Popular hairless breed, low allergen. Active, curious, trainable. Unique grooming needs, regular wiping and bathing essential.


American Shorthair

American Shorthair: Mayflower's mouser, popular protector. Affectionate despite hunting past. Muscular, square-jawed. Loves pouncing on toys.