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The 8 of The Most Popular Cat Breeds for Feline Lovers

Cats are the most popular pet around the world, they have affection and playfulness that are the top qualities that cat owners prefer in a kitty. There are many kinds of breed more than 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries of which are purebred, domestic, and hybrid. In 2021, they confirmed there are an estimated 220 million owned and 480 million stray cats in the world.

These 8 breeds are the most popular cats for kitty lovers around the world.

1. Siamese

Siamese cats are intelligent, fun, and also the first clearly recognized breeds of Asian cats. The origin of Siamese cats started in Thailand and became one of the most popular breeds since the 19th century in Europe and North America. These cats have short hair and black distinct markings located on their face, ears, feet, and tail. They are very social and loyal to their owner.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 8 to 12 years

2. Ragdoll

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Ragdoll cats got that name from their tendency to go limp and relaxed when picked up, much like a rag doll. Ragdoll is one of the most affectionate cats, they’re very adaptable with other pets, they love to snuggle, and they are super relaxed. This breed is particularly good with children and easy to pet. Ragdolls are often known as ‘puppy-like cats’ because of their dog-like personality like Maine Coon cats.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 to 15 years

3. Maine Coon

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Maine Coon cats have a reputation for their big size can grow to be 30 lbs, and also are known for being super social, friendly, intelligent, and playful. They are the most popular house cat breed, some people compare these cats to dogs because they’re so sociable and they have some dog-like tendencies, like following their owners, walking on a leash and playing fetch, also have valuable hunting skills.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 9 to 15 years

4. Persian Cats

The Persian cats, also known as the Iranian cats in the Middle East, the “Shirazi cat” in Iran (Origin), and the “Persian Longhair” in English-speaking countries. These cats have beautiful, long fur coats, flat faces, and round eyes, Persian cats need always to be groomed every day to prevent knots and matting of the fur. Persians are featured in many movies and artworks and have been one of the most popular breeds of cats for decades. Some research confirmed that the first ancestors of Persian cats were imported into Italy from Persia around 1620.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 to 17 years

5. Sphynx cats

The Sphynx cats, known for their lack of fur with big ears and eyes, are also very social and active. If you don’t want to deal with the cat’s hair, then getting a Sphynx is the best choice for you. Hairlessness in this breed is a naturally occurring genetic mutation, the firstborn of Sphynx began in the 1960s. And her strange appearance attracted the eye of many cat lovers and become one of the most in-demand cats in the U.S

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 9 to 15 years

6. Abyssinians

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Abyssinians have a great personality, elegant, regal-looking, and easy to care for, they are active, curious cats that frequently follow their owners around. Abyssinians have long, slender legs and a short-haired red/orange with a distinctive ticked tabby coat, they look like the ancient Egyptian cats. They are also known as Aby for short one of the most popular breeds in the world is also one of the oldest. They got their name from Abyssinia (Ethiopia currently), where it is believed to have originated.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 9 to 15 years

7. The Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is one of the intelligent cats with tall ears, short-haired, and slender bodies, they have been discovered the first time in the region of Devonshire, England, during the late 1950s. Devon Rex is capable of learning difficult tricks and is also known to behave more like a dog than like a cat with its vigorously and sweet disposition

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 9 to 15 years

8. American shorthairs

American shorthairs have long lifespans that make a great choice if you want a pet to grow up with you, and they’re intelligent with a round face, short ears, easy-going, pleasant, relaxed, loving, and super sweet. has been rated in 2012 the seventh most popular pedigreed cat in the United States. The first breed was brought over from Europe to North America with early settlers to protect valuable cargo from rats

LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 to 20 years

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