Most Popular Cat Breeds In The USA That You’ll Love

For years after years, Cats have been on the top list of most popular animals. Keeping a cat as a pet is loved by many pet owners due to its cuddly appearance and charming personality. We can never get over felines’ beautiful big eyes, adorable yawns, and cuddly furs. There are many pedigree breeds of cats that have owned the hearts of cat lovers for years. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, furry cats like ragdolls and Persians are the most loved and owned cats depending on the count of cat registration.

But there are also some beautiful and charming personality cat breeds that have a place on the popular cat list. In today’s video, we have brought up the list of the most popular cat breeds in the USA. 

10 Most Popular Cat Breed In The USA

Here are the 10 popular breeds of cat that everyone loves in the USA and all over the world. These breeds are very charming and excellent to have as a pet. 

1. Ragdoll

Doing justice to their name, Ragdoll is a cuddled-loving lap cat and tends to go on limp when picked up. This beautiful cat breed has a long silky fur coat with charming blue eyes. Their body color has a distinguished pattern with lighter body parts and darker faces, legs, tails, and ears. Ragdolls are very kind and go well with children. Also, they can easily pick up any tricks when trained. 

2. Persian

Originating from Iran, These long hair Persian cats are the most popular cat breeds in the world. Because of their luxurious coat and smush faces, Persian cats are more likely to show cats and appeared in many movies like snowbell in Stuart Little, Cameo from Hugo, Felix St. Vincent, and many more. Persian cats are friendly in nature and love to jump or climb over. Their special hair coats need regular grooming and a few baths a month. 


3. Maine Coon Cat

The largest cat breed with a very calm and quiet nature, Maine Coons are very giant and weigh about 20 pounds with their muscular body. The thick fur coat adds to their beauty including tufted paws and big ears. They are very tabby and come in almost any color. Maine Coons have a very friendly nature and love to stay near their owners all time. 

Maine Coon Cat

4. American Shorthair

American Shorthair is a widely popular cat breed for its extreme hunting capability. In spite of the name being American shorthair, this domestic cat breed was brought to North America from Europe to protect the cargo from mice. But nowadays, American Shorthairs are more likely to be family cats and they are very affectionate to humans. These cat breeds are relatively low maintenance and live longer than 15 years. 

American Shorthair

5. Devon Rex

Devon Rex is another popular breed that is loved by cat owners for its extreme loyalty. This breed has a peculiar appearance with a long skinny neck, low-set pointed ears, and odd head shape. They love to play and always roam around with their human friends. 

Devon Rex

6. Abyssinian

Abyssinian is one of the oldest known breeds, and they have become popular for their extreme loyalty and intelligence. Abyssinian has a lavish color coat, flexible body, and long pointed ears. Every hair on their body is uniquely banded which increases their popularity. This breed is not meant to be lap pets but they can be very playful with other cats, animals, or children. 


7. Exotic Shorthair

Exotic shorthair breeds are one kind of Persian cat that appears with short hair. They look more like teddy bears and have soft coats. Exotics are low-maintenance and quiet pets to have which makes them great house pets.

Exotic Shorthair

8. Sphynx

While most people love to own cuddly furry cats for their lap, there is also a hairless cat breed like Sphynx that has a strong place on the popular cat list. As this unique cat breed has no furs to shed, it becomes ideal for cat owners with allergy problems. Sphynx is an active and playful breed that needs a lot of toys to cover their playing needs. Moreover, they are more likely to be dog-like feline that easily takes over any training and needs regular bathing for maintaining their delicate skin. 


9. British Shorthair

British shorthairs are constantly one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. They have thick fur coats, big round eyes, and a strong build. Though British cats come in various colors, the most popular one is British Blue with a solid gray-blue color, copper eyes, and a medium-sized tail. However, this popular cat breed is very quiet and affectionate to its owners. 

British Shorthair

10. Scottish Fold

It is an uncommon but one of the most popular breeds of cats. Just like the unique name, this cuddly cat breed has folded-down ears which are not seen in other cat breeds. Scottish folds originate from Scotland and come in various colors. This small-ear cat breed is easy to care for and easily adapts to any climate or with other animals. Also, they love to play with their owners.

Scottish Fold

Final Verdict

Cats are the second most popular animal pet. Although it’s a lovely animal and people like it so much, there are some specific breeds that have better acceptance. The breeds we have mentioned above can be a great point of attraction to your home. If you are looking for an interactive and relaxing cat for you, these breeds are the first that you should consider. 

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier is a New-York based freelance writer, professional blogger and certified dog trainer. She networks shelter pets to help them find homes and volunteers for rescue groups as she is passionate about dog rescue and adoption. From a very early age, she developed extensive animal handling skills from her dad, and that’s where her love for animals started.

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