Popular Cat Breeds

October 26, 2010

in Cats

If you are owned by a cat you will most definitely agree that cats rule. Polls taken recently agree too. America has ditched the dog as man’s best friend and chosen the cat to replace it. There are more cat “condos” in the US than dog houses. They are very easy to be owned and far more intelligent than people give them credit for.

You may wonder what breeds are taking over America. The most widely owned breed is not really a breed at all. It is simply the domestic cat: long hair, medium hair, or short hair these new mutts are all the rage. Domestic cats come in all sizes, colors and can even look like specific breed. They are just not papered and pedigreed.

Although I love all cats I certainly have favorite breeds. Mine happen to be Cornish Rexes, Devon Rexes, Sphynxes, Bengals and Siamese. America does not agree with me on most of these. Every year the list changes, but generally speaking the most popular breeds stay at the top:

Persians are a favorite and always seem to get top ranking. They are unique with the pushed in faces and sturdy bodies. Their long hair needs daily grooming. * Exotics are nothing more than a short haired version of a Persian. They tend to shed a lot so they also do well with daily grooming. * Maine Coons have cool tufts of hair on the ends of their ears and as they mature they get a long mane as well. Although they have long hair they really do not need a lot of grooming. * Siamese cats come with two different facial features: appleheads or round and oriental or long and triangular. Their nose, ears, feet and tail have dark colors or points. * Abyssinians have a coat that is unique. They come in several colors of ticking. Their eyes are very bright and they are funny and intelligent. * Ragdolls are gaining popularity due to fact that they are typically easy to handle. They tend to be even tempered. They are the largest of cats and can grow to 2o pounds. Their coloring tends to look like a Siamese or Snowshoe. * Birmans are a long haired version of Siamese with beautiful blue eyes. They need weekly grooming.

The best thing you can do before adopting a new pet is to do your research. You need to identify personality traits that you like. Then look for that in the breed that attracts you. Fifty percent of animals in shelters and rescues are purebreds so you can easily adopt instead of going to a breeder. Your new family member is just waiting for you to show up!

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