List Of The Most Popular Cat Breeds: Knowledge You Should Know About Felines Summary (2021)


A cat believes in itself, her walk can assure you that much. She is independent, has a mind of her own yet she is gentle enough to be liked by all. A number of myths have surrounded this animal for ages. In ancient Europe, she was believed to be an evil spirit. Sometimes tattoos are harmful to the skin. Those were the bad days for cats. Now, cats have become a part of almost every household. They have the power to win the hearts of their owners through their elegance, dignity, and of course, their soft purrs and mews can have an effect on you almost instantly.

Here is a summary of the most popular cat breeds

  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • European Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Havana Brown
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Javanese
  • Korat
  • LaPerm
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Scottish Fold
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Siamese
  • Siberian
  • Singapura
  • Somali
  • Sphynx
  • Tonkinese
  • Turkish Angora
  • Turkish Van

Am I missing any breed? Which breed is your favourite?

Abyssinian Cat

Origin: Egypt (from 1822s)

Breed: Natural

Body: Original, average length and long tail, silky body to touch.

Body Color: red, blue, sorrel (burnt orange) and ruddy (i.e. burnt sienna), fawn in ticked tabby. Generally in UK cat original color is ruddy. The silver color is a different breed among all breeds of Abyssinian. This is with marking of black, blue, and cinnamon color because purely silver Abyssinian cats are difficult to breed. In UK and Holland chocolate, lilac, red, cream, and especially Tortoiseshell color are breed in small quantities.

Weight: Normally 9 to 16 pounds

Eye: Almond shaped eyes and color of the eyes can be gold, copper, hazel or green.

Healthhave a healthy body and are a genetic health concern. But some have sensitive stomachs cause by omitting which can be controlled by a good diet.

American Shorthair Cat

American Shorthair Cat

Origin: United States

Breed: Crossbreed

Body: British cats with short hair cat have wonderful, soft and touchable fur. A male American shorthair cats are quite bigger than females

Body Color: Silver classic tabby color is most common body color of British Shorthair. Also these are available in 70 different color shades. Also they has wonderful shades of smokes and cameos.

Eye: Sleek blue eye

Weight: 8 to 12 pounds.

Health: These cats are robust and stocky. They are good in health and powerful impressive muscles. American Shorthair is a playful and adoring cat. To be healthy cats they need regular medical assessments, good food, and love.

Burmese Cat

Beautiful siamese thai cat with blue eyes relaxing
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Origin: Burma

Breed: Natural

Body: Burmese has medium sized body and rounded head. Male Burmese cat are quite strong while females are delicate.

Body Color: Platinum, sable, champagne to pale golden tan and blue. Also GCCF accept colors brown, chocolate, red, lilac, blue, cream, tortie shades.

Eye: Golden to yellow colored eyes is suitable to all shades of body coats.

Weight: Burmese normal weight is about 5 to 8 pounds.

Health: In this breed dislocation of internal organs and breathing problems are generally faced by Burmese owners. These cats have tear duct problems which can be solved by minor surgery.

Brazilian Shorthair Cat

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Origin: Brazil

Breed: Natural

Body: Brazilian cats are medium sized cats. Male cat has bigger head than females. Brazilian cats are strong in body and they are known for their hunting capabilities.

Body Color: Mostly silver and white colored cats are generally popular in this breed.

Eye: Green and yellow colored eyes are suitable for silver color as well as blue or different colors in white cats are normally seen.

Weight: Medium sized Brazilian shorthairs have approximately weight 6 to 10 pounds.

Health: This cat breed has no major health problems. These are generally healthy and very attention-demanding cats with a good muscular body.

Birman Cat

Birman Cat

Origin: Burma (Founded in 563 BC)

Breed: Natural

Body: Birman has stocky large body with rounded shape eyes.

Body Color: Birman cat have pale colored body with white gloved feet. Also they have pure seal colored body as well as blue, chocolate, red, lilac and cream colored body.

Eye: Dark blue eyes

Weight: 6 to 9 pounds

Health: The Birman has some health issues related to kidney and liver functioning.

British Shorthair Cat

russian blue cat on black textile
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Origin: United Kingdom

Breed: Natural

Body: Shaded bicolor bodies with tabby and color prints pattern appear in this breed.

Body Color: British Shorthair included body colors as black, blue, white, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, fawn and cinnamon.

Eye: Copper or gold color.

Weight: 5 to 10 kg.

Health: British shorthairs are big cats having heavy bone structure and robust build.

British Longhair Cat

russian blue cat on white bed
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Origin: Great Britain

Breed: Crossbreed (A breed founded by cross breeding of British shorthair and Persian cats)

Body: British Longhair cat has a massive, muscular body. They have a short neck and long or medium tail. The paws of British Longhair are thick and rounded. These cats are large or medium in body. A coat is smooth and dense.

Body Color: All colors are recognized in this breed except white. Also different patches of color are familiar in this breed.

Eye: Different colors as suitable to the body color have to the British Longhair cats.

Weight: 5 to 10 pounds weight of middle age cats are calculated.

Health: The health of British Longhair is the same as British Shorthair. One difference is long hair. These cats are healthy cats but they need regular cleaning because of long hair.

Birman Cat

Good Boy
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Origin: Burma (Founded in 563 BC)

Breed: Natural

Body: Birman has stocky large body with rounded shape eyes.

Body Color: Birman cat has a pale-colored body with white-gloved feet. Also, they have pure seal-colored bodies as well as blue, chocolate, red, lilac, and cream-colored body.

Eye: Dark blue eyes

Weight: 6 to 9 pounds

Health: The Birman has some health issues related to kidney and liver functioning.

Bombay Cat

black cat
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Origin: United States

Breed: Crossbreed (Crossing of Burmese with American shorthair Black colored cat)

Bombay cat have two types of breeds one is British Bombay cat and another is American Bombay cat.

Body: Bombay has agile as well as muscular body. The coat of the breed is short, satiny and tight in body frame.

Body Color: Genes are maintaining generally black colored coat. Also Havana brown color is close shiny coat in this breed.

Eye: copper to Greenish colored eye of British Bombay while American Bombay cat has usually orange eye.

Weight: 6 to 9 pounds for females and 8 to 11 pounds for males.

Health: The medical and genetic aspects are present in this breed. Heart and spinal canal may occur in the Bombay cat breed. Also, they have extreme nose break problems causing tearing or breathing difficulty.

Aegean Cat

Meow
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Origin: Greece (Breed started from 1990s in Cycladic Island)

Breed: Natural

Body: A semi long haired body but not down hairs

Body Color: Most popular color is white, also available in red, blue, black and cream color but in this nearly 1/3rd fur is of white color. Therefore this breed has bi-color or tri-color appearance.

Eye: any shades of green.

Weight: nearly 8 to 10 pounds

Health: a healthy cat breed, having active and playful nature.

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