Top 20 Cutest Cat Breeds

Did you know that cats can sleep for 20 hours or 70% of their lives? Or the fact that cats “may express great affection toward humans or other animals”? Or Abraham Lincoln kept four cats in the White House? Or that the domestication of cats had commenced in China? Cats can live alongside dogs, if socialized correctly. They can also control pest in your home by doing away with the likes of rodents. But now, without further ado,  let’s move on to the list which I have made for all you ailurophiles out there! Have fun!

  1. Siamese

Social and friendly, Siamese cats have a knack for communicating with humans. They are adept at following their owners around and resting on their laps. These cats boast of an unique affinity to human beings. They will whine and whine till they get what they want! Siamese cats abundantly display their triangular heads, elongated ears and almond shaped eyes.Close-Up Of Siamese Cat Looking Away

  1. Abyssinian

Abyssinian cats are thought to have originated from Abyssinia or modern day Ethiopia. With wedge shaped and pointed ears, these cats can be tutored extremely easily. They are clever, energetic and playful.abyssinian-5

  1. Birman

A Birman cat is also called the ‘Sacred cat of Burma’. They made their way to Europe and the United States in the 20th Century. Weighing between 5 and 7 kilograms, these have a medium sized tail and a pair of bright blue eyes. However they are not too full of life. They long for their owners and other pets in the house.birman-cat-facts-for-kids

  1. Toyger

You guessed it right! This cat bears resemblance to a tiger indeed. Predominantly found in the United States, these cats are about 4 to 6 kilograms heavy. Their small rounded ears and a long tail allows us to spot them. Usually good-humored and sharp, Toyger cats can be easily trained.toyger

  1. Scottish Fold

A set of large round eyes and a round face define a Scottish Fold. But what tells them apart are their ears, folded both down and forward. This makes them look more like an owl. They can have either long or short hair. Playful as well as loving, they have a life span of about 15 years or so.scottish-fold-cat-photo-5

  1. Ragdoll

These loyal cats will leave no stone unturned in following you round the house. They are devoted to their owners and will tag along with them. Yet they are sluggish and incredibly delicate and fluffy. Ragdoll cats live for about 14 years, and weigh somewhat between 3.5 kilograms and 8 kilograms. ragdoll

  1. Maine Coon

What’s the largest domesticated cat breed that we have? The Maine Coons. They also go by the name of American longhair. Loyal and sociable, these cats take pride in an improved understanding of the world of humans. They are calm and gentle too. Long whiskers and excellent hunting skills define a Maine Coon, primarily a dweller of northern America.maine-coon-cats-19__605

  1. Exotic Shorthair

Also named short-haired Persian, the Exotic Shorthair is exceedingly faithful and affable. They are short in height and fancy sitting on your lap. They have a short and broad face, small ears, short nose and wide eyes.exotic-shorthair-kittens-for-adoption

  1. British Shorthair

In the 1st Century A.D., the British Shorthair  was brought to Britain from Egypt. The cats are average sized and get along with people and other pets very well. Apart from this, they are peaceful and loving.british-shorthair-cats-and-kittens-5

  1. Persian

Flaunting long hair, Persian cats are said to have been born in Persia. Besides, they show off a round head, full cheek, large eyes and a short nose. These cats are no trouble makers, though they yearn for the attention of others.persian

  1. American Bombay

The American Bombay cats are black in color. With short fur and a sleek body, they are a magnet for attention. Not only are these cats  social and good natured but also have a penchant for snuggling and purring.american-bombay

  1. Russian Blue

They are laid-back, but can become vigilant around outsiders. Persons with mild to moderate allergies are known to prefer Russian Blue cats. Green eyes and a silvery blue coat distinguishes them from other cats.russian-blue

  1. Manx

Manx cats can have no or a very petite tail. On the other hand, they have elongated rear legs and a round head. These cats are equally dedicated and committed. They are amiable and cordial when it comes to interacting with their owners.manx

  1. Turkish Angora

Despite the fact that the Turkish Angora cats remain in want of constant grooming, they are agreeable and genial. They can of any color, ranging from blue to red.Turkish Van Cat, lying down, looking over shoulder

  1. American Shorthair

You can stumble on an American Shorthair cat in the United States of America, as the very name suggests. They are more often than not hassle-free and relaxed. Also, they are passionate about cuddling.american-shorthair

  1. Munchkin

This moderately new breed is characterized by the presence of short legs. Other than playing with their friends, they will also fight with them. The Munchkin cats are ever-ready to snuggle with their owners. They are sweet natured and smart.munchkin

  1. Bengal

The Bengal cats are notorious for their gregarious and playful nature. Sporting leopard spots, these cats are always on the go and can easily be trained.bengal

  1. Norwegian Forest

The Norwegian Forest cats are celebrated for their long hair. They can be traced in Europe.These cats are, as a rule, large in size.cat-breeds-norwegian-forest-ma24_272_hd

  1. American Curl

The American Curl cats have ears that curl from the face towards the centre of the back of the skull. As is evident enough from the name, this breed is a native of California in the United States of America (USA).american-curl

  1. Ocicat

No matter how much they look like wild cats, these cats can easily be domesticated. Small bodies, a variety of spots and large eyes delineate a typical Ocicat.ocicat

Honestly, I can’t tell which is the ‘cutest’, can you? Some other cute cat breeds include the Savannah Cat, the Balinese, the Japanese Bobtail, the British Longhair, the Turkish Van, the Grey Classic Tabby, the Kurilian Bobtail, the Cymric, the Dragon Li, the Siberian, the Tonkinese, the American Bobtail, the Chartreux, the Himalayan and so on and so forth. Let me enlighten you a bit more on cats. Cats are unable to taste sweet things. A male cat is a ‘Tom’ while a female cat is a ‘Queen’. A cat’s ‘meow’ aims at communication with humans. The US considers black cats bad luck, whereas in Australia and UK they symbolize good luck. Just like the human fingerprint, a cat’s nose is ridged with a unique pattern. The Eyptian Mau is the oldest cat breed. Now, are you all set for a company for the next 13 to 17 years (or maybe, even 20, who knows!)?

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