There are over 40 cat breeds, each varying in size, looks, and personality, available for cat lovers to choose from. Most cat lovers often prefer to adopt a purebred cat with a similar personality to theirs, while others are drawn to the looks or size of their preferred cat breed. Whichever the case, below are some of the most popular cat breeds owned by cat parents in the U.S. which you can choose from as an addition to your family.
The Persian Cats
The Persians have been the number one cat breed of all time for the Cat Fanciers Association, and are affectionate and loyal, blending effortlessly into several households. They have a long fur that has to be groomed every day, a pleasant, melodious voice, and large expressive eyes.
The Maine Coons
The Maine Coons are one of the largest cats available, and often weigh between 15 and 25lbs. They are intelligent, gentle creature, which is why they are nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant.’ They have a kindly disposition and are especially good with children and dogs. They have a long fur just like the Persians, however, they do not need to be groomed as much as the Persian.
The Exotic Short Hairs
The Exotics are nicknamed “Persian in Pajamas,” because of their short fur and coloring. They are an ideal breed for cat parents that do not have the time required for constant maintenance. They are quiet, extremely affectionate companions.
The Bengal Cats
Bengals are the favorites of The International Cat Association and are growing in popularity because of their wild-looking, beautiful patterns. Although they are busy by nature, enjoying climbing, chasing and investigating, they are very affectionate and can also serve as a lap cat.
The Siamese Cats
The Siamese is an ancient breed of cats that can communicate effectively more than any other breed. They communicate with both their body and their legendary voice and love lots of interaction and activity. They are intuitive, loyal, social, and good with children and other pets.
If you would like more information on the different types of cat breeds available to enable you to
choose the best fit for your family, check the following breed directories listed below.