Do you keep re-watching those cute cat videos on Facebook or follow @nala_cat religiously? If you can’t resist the feline charm and are planning to get one as a pet, then these 10 most popular cat breeds will make your decision simpler.
#1 British Shorthair
British Shorthair is calm, friendly and very affectionate cat breed. They are adaptable and can easily be trained. They can be clumsy at times but are one the most asked for domestic cat breed.
#2 Russian Blue
The Russian blue is known for its trademark sparkling, silvery blue coat and brilliant green eyes. They can be aggressive at times but are playful and intelligent. Over the course of period, they become devoted to and affectionate with its owner but tends to be shy around strangers.
Siamese cats are intelligent and social butterfly. They tend to feel lonely if left alone. They are incredibly long with triangle face and magnificent blue almond-shaped eyes.
There are two types of Siamese cats: the traditional and the modern. The traditional breed round body and an almond-shaped head while the modern breed had a sleek body.
Munchkins are named after the little people in the Wizard of Oz. Its most recognizable feature is its short legs due to genetic mutation. They are in no way handicapped but are very playful and active and is my favourite in domestic cat breeds
However, if you breed a munchkin cat with another munchkin cat, then one-fourth of the litter will be normal legged and other one-fourth will die.
#5 Maine Coon
Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds and is the official state cat of the State of Maine. They are known for its hunting skills.
A popular legend behind the origin of Maine Coon is to escape execute, Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, tried to escape to USA with her Turkish Angora cats. She did not survive but her cats did and bred with other cats. This new breed came to known as Maine Coon.
Maine Coon whiskers can be six-inches long but it is extremely friendly.
#6 Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora’s are elegant, playful and energetic which makes them suitable as pet for families with young children or senior citizen companion. They are not shy of visitors. Turkish Angoras are well known for their large tufted ears and are often praised for having the grace of a ballet dancer.
This is the most common exotic cat breed in India and it is also one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. She was Florence Nightingale’s favorite and is probably the quirkiest of all domestic cat breeds.
#8 Scottish Fold
The key characteristic of Scottish Fold is it’s folded ears,which gives it an almost owl-like appearance. The feline is born with straight ears but they fold over next 3 to 4 weeks.
They are not vocal and are quiet but enjoy human companionship.
The Ragamuffin is a mix between a Ragdoll and a Munchkin. These gorgeous cats have large expressive eyes and soft coating. They are friendly and calm, and are great to have around children and other pets. They require less maintenance despite its furry coat.
The Snowshoe is one of the rare domestic cat breeds. They are like Siamese but with white paws. They are active, intelligent and affectionate cats but like company.