Most Popular Cat Breeds

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The Ragdoll is one of the most iconic cat breeds, so it should come as no surprise that it now holds the top position on the CFA's list of the most popular breeds.

1. Ragdoll

The average Exotic Shorthair, descended from Persian cats, weighs between 10 and 12 pounds and ranks highly.

2. Exotic Shorthair

Maine Coon cats are large, with males weighing up to 18 pounds and females reaching 12 pounds, but are aptly nicknamed "the gentle giants" due to their apparently wild appearance.

3. Maine Coon

The Persian cat is not only a renowned breed in the United States, but also internationally.

4. Persian

5. British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is one of the world's oldest cat varieties and has long been admired.

This popular cat breed, which originated in England and is best known for its distinctive ears and wedge-shaped visage, is on the more active side.

6. Devon Rex

Abyssinians were introduced to North America from Abyssinia in the early 1900s. It is believed that they most closely resemble the hunting cats depicted on ancient Egyptian tomb walls.

7. Abyssinian

American Shorthair cats have long been a popular breed in the United States. They are friendly, active, and incredibly adorable as kittens.

8. American Shorthair

9. Scottish Fold

Personality-wise, this cat breed is docile, gets along well with everyone, and is notoriously vocal.

The Sphynx has a distinct physical appearance and presence, but it is also adored for its extroverted, vivacious personality and desire for human attention.

10. Sphynx

Oriental cats are intelligent, affectionate, and one of the most sociable cat varieties there are.

11. Oriental

The Siamese cat gained prominence in Europe and North America during the nineteenth century. Siamese cats are notoriously affectionate with humans and each other.

12. Siamese

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