Top Cat Breeds You Should Know

All of us cat lovers have certain reasons for choosing a specific cat breed. It could be anything such as size, colour, or temperament. However, if you ever wondered what are some of the top cat breeds in the world here is our choice of the top nine cat breeds you should know.

1. Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian cats are also known as Abys or Bunny Cats are an amazing cat breed which is an extremely intelligent and highly curious cat. They will always look to investigate new things and they will leave no corner unexplored. It is a domestic short-haired cat breed having a unique tabby coat pattern with an extremely wild look as if it is some kind of a wild cat. Abyssinian cats trace their roots in Southeast Asia and they are one of the oldest cat breeds. These cats require a lot of free space while they like to play and exercise to keep their bodies active.

2. Scottish Fold Cat

The Scottish Fold cats are highly recognizable by their folded ears and are highly expressive, active, and sensitive cats. They are also a super friendly cast which can easily adapt to new people and new situations. Despite the fact they are friendly to almost anyone they usually tie their bond with one single person in the household which is in most cases the owner and they keep being loyal to the owner. This cat breed wants to be included in everything whether you come home from work or school the Scottish Fold will come next to you immediately and will want to be hugged, teased or seated in your lap.

3. Siamese Cat

The Siamese breed is a special and highly distinctive breed of Asian cat usually having a combination of grey and silver colour and amazing blue eyes. However, other coat colour combinations are possible as well such as brown, orange, lilac or blue. One highly interesting fact worth mentioning when it comes to colour is that the colouring of Siamese cats is determined by their genetics but more interestingly by the temperature of their habitat. Being one of the oldest domestic cat breeds in the world they were highly appreciated and groomed by rich royal families throughout the centuries. They are easily recognizable by their unique physical appearance and crossed eyes.

4. Sphynx Cat

This cat is also known as the Canadian Sphynx and it is the only cat which has no fur. This hairlessness induced by selective breeding is what makes this cat breed so unique. They are highly extroverted and energetic cats which display a high level of curiosity and intelligence. They enjoy the company of others and are often compared to dogs due to their high level of closeness and bonding with their owners. Another highly interesting aspect when it comes to this breed is that despite the fact they are hairless they do need more care than most of their furry fellows.

5. Bengal Cat

The Bengal Cat also known as the leopard cat is mostly recognizable by its coat full of rosette spots. These spots come in various colours however, the most popular is the combination of black, brown, and orange-gold which simply resemble the colours of a leopard and it is the only domestic cat breed having these unique markings. Even though Bengal looks like a wild cat it is a domestic breed of cats which are extremely friendly, loving, playful, and highly energetic cats. What is also worth mentioning and what many of the owners of Bengal cats will certainly agree on is the fact that these cats greatly appreciate their freedom and they do not accept being kept under control.

6. Maine Coon Cat

The majestic Maine Coon cat is considered the largest domestic cat breed in the world which can weigh up to twelve kilograms or even more. As their name suggests, these massive cats originate from the Maine region in the USA. They are often linked to the Norwegian Forest Cat as they can survive extremely harsh weather conditions. Interestingly, what makes them appear even larger than they are is their thick, long, fluffy, two-layered coat and this feature is what definitely makes them stand out from all the other cat breeds. They like cuddling and are affectionate to such an extent that they can notice if their owner is upset or having a bad day.

7. Burmese Cat

As the name suggests, Burmese cats originate in Burma or today’s Myanmar. It is believed that Burmese cats have a common ancestor, a beautiful dark brown cross-breed cat named Wong Mau who was a mixed breed of solid-coloured Burmese and a Siamese cat. Burmese cat has a strong complexion combined with an elegant, muscular body and strong bones. They can be small or medium size weighing up from three and a half to five and a half kilograms. When compared to other breeds, Burmese cats require the least additional care. What they need is only a weekly brush to keep their fur clean and shiny.

8. Persian Cat

Even though their origins are mysterious, it is believed that the Persian cat traces its roots to the Persian and Iranian deserts and is considered the most popular cat breed with a pedigree in the entire world. One of the possible reasons why these cats are extremely famous is their unusual appearance which makes them look different from all other cat breeds. They have a flat face combined with a shorter muzzle than the average. What is worth mentioning is that there are two types of Persian cats and these are the doll-faced or the traditional Persian and the peke-faced also known as extreme. What makes them different is that in the peke-faced type the nose, forehead, and chin happen to be vertically aligned, whereas in the doll-faced type the muzzle is shorter than the average muzzle.

9. Oriental Shorthair Cat

The Oriental Shorthair is a cat with a distinctive look and extra large ears and is considered a Siamese family cat breed. This cat breed is hyperactive, super athletic, energetic, and will jump over and over again all over the place. So if you are looking for a cat who will keep you entertained all the time then this cat is for you. It is almost unbelievable but the Oriental Shorthair comes in more than three hundred colour combinations as well as in two-colour combinations. They come in a black, blue, smoke-shaded or tabby pattern, cinnamon, red, white, you name it.