Top 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds in the USA You Should Own

Today there are around 200 cat breeds registered by various cat fanciers organizations in the world. So if you want to adopt a cat you can choose your favorite breed from hairless Sphynx to long-haired Persian cat.

Here is our Top list of the most popular cat breed in the USA. Maybe one of these breeds will become your favorite one!

#1 Persian cat

Persian cats look so adorable! They have a very long and flowing coat, short legs, big eyes, and a shortened face.

In general, temperament is sweet, gentle and quiet.

They require daily care (grooming and eye care).

The lifespan is 12-17 years.

#2 Maine coon

Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cats. Their size can weigh from 10 to 18 lbs. They have a long and thick waterproof coat that can be described as soft and silky. Maine Coons can have any colors. They are very intelligent and easy to train.

Maine Coons require ample protein and nutrients so they need a special diet.

The lifespan is 10-13 years.

#3 Ragdoll

Ragdoll is a beautiful cat with a color point coat and blue like lagoon eyes. They are considered as one of the largest domesticated cat breeds. The standard considers six colors. The weight is from 8 to 20 lbs. The temperament is calm, Ragdolls are sweet, smart, gentle, and an easy-to-handle lap cat.

The lifespan is 12-15 years.

#4 Exotic shorthair cat

Exotic shorthair cats are calm and gentle.

An exotic shorthair cat is considered as a version of Persian cats. They meet all standards for Persian cats but not for the coat. The care is very easy, they require only weekly brushing and combing.

The weight is from 10 to 20 lbs.

The lifespan is 10-15 years.

#5 Siamese cat

The Siamese cat looks very elegant. Cats of this breed have a long body with long legs and short silky hair coats. Standard considers 8 different colors of Siamese cats. The average weight is from 8 to 15 lbs.

They have extraverted nature and can be described as affectionate and intelligent cats.

The lifespan is 15 and up to 20 years.

#6 American shorthair

American shorthair has a very athletic strong body and considered as a working cat breed. They are friendly, active, affectionate and social.

American shorthair can be in many different colors and patterns. They are large cats, their weight can be from 11 to 15 pounds.

The lifespan is 15-20 years.

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