The 7 Most Popular Cat Breeds

Ragdolls, with their blue eyes, have topped CFA's list of most popular cat breeds for four years. Their fluffy, long-haired coats and calm demeanor distinguish this breed. Their warmth, playfulness, and intelligence are well-known.

CFA reports that Maine coon cats, known as gentle giants, weigh up to 20 pounds and are the largest pedigreed cats. The state cat of Maine is this native American long-haired breed. 

Devon rex cats seem different with their huge ears and eyes. They are loyal, fun-loving, and constantly at your side.

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The exotic shorthair is a cat's teddy bear—soft and lovable. They look like Persians but have a thicker, shorter coat that requires less care

Many call Persian cats 'the peak of feline beauty.' The breed is gorgeous and came from Persia and Iran with exotic spices and diamonds. Persian cats are peaceful and lovely like exotic shorthairs.

These stocky, velvety cats are one of the oldest English breeds noted for hunting and power. Some nickname the British shorthair the 'British blue' due to its dense blue-gray coat, but their fur may be practically any color or pattern.

Abyssinian cats have long, arched necks, muscular bodies, huge ears, and almond-shaped eyes like ancient Egyptian cats. One of the oldest cat breeds, Abyssinians have a transparent ticking coat in several hues. Smart, athletic, friendly, and curious, they commonly perch on tall objects like fridges or bookshelves.

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