Top 10 Cat Breeds

The Devon Rex, a relatively new kind of cat discovered by chance in Devonshire, England, in 1960, has been called a pixie, extraterrestrial, elf, and bat cat. Dog-like behavior.

10. Devon Rex Cats

Abys are gorgeous, regal, and easy to care for.

9. Abyssinian Cats

The hairless, wrinkled Sphynx has enormous ears, eyes, and cheekbones. The CFA reported Canada's first Sphynx in 1966. Every 15 years, nature induces hairlessness genetically.

8. Sphynx Cats

Scottish fold cats are shy and have owl-like ears. This is unique to cats.

7. Scottish Fold Cats

American shorthair cats are America's breed. European colonists brought these cats. Today, families love American shorthairs. Always a top 10 cat breed. Intelligent and well-mannered. The placid shorthair gets along with other pets and kids. Shorthairs are best for working families.

6. American Shorthair Cats

One of North America's oldest natural breeds, Maine Coon cats are smart, lively, and large. One of the largest domestic cat breeds, "gentle giants,"

5. Maine Coon Cats

Persian cats, the most popular breed, are calm, beautiful, and kind.

4. Persian Cats

In the first century, Romans brought the British shorthair to England, where it lived and bred with wild cats. To thicken and change its appearance, the British shorthair was crossed with Persian cats.

3. British Shorthair

Ragdoll cats are gentle. Ragdolls—known as "puppy-cats"—are friendly cats.

2. Ragdoll Cats

After 31 years, the Persian was dethroned by the Exotic cat. Persian-American Shorthair exotics.

1. Exotic Shorthair Cats

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