Cats 101: Top 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds – Animal Facts

They’re fluffy, independent and affectionate. And they’ve made themselves quite at home
on the World Wide Web. In facts, studies have shown that just watching
cat videos on the internet can boost a person’s energy and create positive emotions. So, because we love you, we present the top
10 most popular cat breeds. I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is Animal
Facts. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
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below. 10. Sphynx Well, we might as well start off this list
in the buff. Known as the “Naked Climber”, the Sphynx
is lively and athletic and he climbs everything. Sans fur, he has an unusual appearance and
can come in a multitude of skin colors. Bald, wrinkled and potbellied, the Sphynx
is sometimes proclaimed to be ugly, but only by those who don’t know him. To his fans, he is beautiful. He is loyal and loving and demands constant
attention. It’s a good thing that the hairless Sphynx
loves attention because he draws it wherever he goes. 9. Oriental With roots in the Siamese breed, the Oriental
was developed to explore all the possibilities of color and pattern. Since his initial acceptance in Cat Fanciers
Association, Oriental breeders have maintained a constant pace to fulfill the breadth of
his destiny. The Oriental has an equally colorful personality. He is closely linked to the people he claims
as his own and wants nothing more than to share in their lives. From the tip of his nose to the end of his
long, whippy tail, the Oriental is a study in sleek design. The Oriental gracefully glides across the
room on his tall, slender legs. The lines of his angular head flow into his
large flaring ears and are complimented by his almond-shaped eyes. Fun fact: Studies show that cat owners are
less likely to be at risk of having a stroke than any other pet owner. Scientists speculate this is also because
of a cat’s low-maintenance ownership. 8. American Shorthair This breed originally arrived in America on
the Mayflower. The American Shorthair is the pedigreed version
of the well-known and beloved Domestic Shorthair. This versatile cat can be bred for any number
of colors and patterns, more than 80 actually, including the popular silver tabby. He was bred for hunting and thus is an excellent
hunter, has good health and is generally quiet for a cat. The American Shorthair is friendly, adaptable
family companions who can live up to 20 years. He is especially good with children. 7. Birman According to the Cat Fanciers Association,
The Birman is mystical, magical, enchanting with soulful blue eyes, a gentle demeanor,
and the best friend you ever had… If you want a cat that is dog-like, the Birman
is a good choice. He is friendly, outgoing, even-tempered and
flexible, a very rare trait to find in a cat. He is known to come when called and to greet
you at the door like a pooch. He has long silky hair but doesn’t require
a ton of grooming. The Birman is a hearty, healthy cat that does
not reach full maturity until approximately 3 years of age. Because of his exceptionally sweet nature,
the Birman is easy to handle and makes an ideal pet. 6. Ragdoll This cat gets his name from the way he goes
completely limp in your arms when you pick him up. He is cute and cuddly and large like the Maine
Coon, weighing between 10 and 20 lbs. The Ragdoll cat tends to be more interested
in humans than some breeds of cats. He is known to run to greet you at the door,
follow you from room to room, flop on you, sleep with you, and generally choose to be
where you are. Many Ragdolls have been taught to come when
called and play fetch. The Ragdoll’s semi long coat is plush and
silky and requires minimal grooming to keep it looking its best. This is a breed that should always be kept
inside as he is very docile and would likely not defend himself outside. 5. Abyssinian The Abyssinian loves to get high. A love of heights is a signal trait of the
Abyssinian. He likes to be as high up as possible and
will appreciate having one or more ceiling-height cat trees. When those aren’t available, he is perfectly
capable of making his way to the uppermost point of any room. The Abyssinian resembles the paintings and
sculptures of ancient Egyptian cats which portray an elegant feline with a muscular
body, beautiful arched neck, large ears and almond shaped eyes. Today, he still retains the jungle look of
felis lybica, the African wildcat ancestor of all domestic cats. According to the Abyssinian Breeders International
Kitten Buyer’s Guide, there is probably no breed anywhere more loyal than the Aby. Once you have acquired an Aby as a companion,
you will never be able to complain that no one understands you. TheAby is very good at training people to
do just what he want them to do. We’d like to invite you over to our Patreon
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full time job, but YouTube ad revenues alone don’t quite cut it. Even the smallest of pledges will help immensely. 4. Siamese The yowl of a
Siamese is very familiar to fanciers of this breed. This ancient breed is able to communicate
like no other. The Siamese voice is legendary. He speaks both with his voice and with his
body. He is the quintessential “people” cat. He loves to be in your lap, on your bed, at
your table – and in your heart! His sleek lines, striking color contrast,
finely chiseled aristocratic head, deep blue almond eyes, and short silky coat make him
living art. Combine this beauty with acute intelligence,
inquisitive personality, and a loving nature, and you have the essence of the Siamese cat. 3. Exotic This breed is like a Persian but with short
fur. His nickname is “Persian in Pajamas” because
of his coloring. For busy people who like the look of a Persian
but don’t have time for the daily grooming demands, the Exotic is the best-kept secret
of the cat fancy. He is bred to meet the Persian standard in
every way with one very special exception: the coat has a thick, dense, plush, short
coat. He is a quiet, sweet, peaceful and loyal companion. He is easy going and not much seems to disturb
him. In general, he is extremely affectionate. He’ll quietly beg for your attention by
just sitting in front of you with an irresistible look. 2. Maine Coon Myths, legend, and lore surround the Maine
Coon Cat. Some are amusing, some are fantastic flights
of fantasy and some are merely plausible. From Vikings to Mary Antionette to interspecies
love affairs, they’ll certainly provide good material for conversation. Check them out in the card on-screen. This breed has been in second place since
1992. This is a very gentle, loving creature who
is large and in charge. They weigh between 15 and 25 lbs. and have
long fur like the Persian. However, they do not need as much grooming
as the Persian. The Maine Coon Cat of today is known for a
sturdy, rugged appearance, which includes an uneven, shaggy coat of three distinct lengths
and a long, well-furnished tail. The Maine Coon Cat is intelligent, trainable,
and described as “dog-like”. He will offer you hours of enjoyment with
his antics. Without question, he wants to be part of everything
you do. 1. Persian The Persian has been number one since the
CFA first started keeping records in 1871. His sweet, gentle, personality blends into
most households once he feels secure in his new environment. Creatures of habit, he is most at home in
an atmosphere of security and serenity, but with love and reassurance, can easily adapt
to almost any household. While the white Persian has long been the
darling of photographers and advertisers, Persians come in an astonishing number of
colors, which are divided into seven color divisions. Due to his long, flowing coat, he might not
be the perfect pet for those with busy schedules, but for those that have time to kill and want
a sweet, gentle companion, the Persian is a
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27 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    What's your favorite kitty breed?

  2. Animal Facts says:

    Tell us about your kitty.

  3. Saphira Mystique says:

    The kitty in my picture is part Siamese , sometimes she can be mean and sometimes friendly, she has mood swings lol, but loves to have a belly rubbed, I have too many favorite cats breeds to name just one, my boyfriend wants a Maine Coon, I would loved to have a savannah, but they cost too much.

  4. Jacob StPierre says:

    Do you know the sphynx cat originated in Toronto

  5. Animal Facts says:

    Let us know about your kitty.

  6. Susan Buslett says:

    I had a Siberian cat. they chase balls and like water and baths. they come from Siberia and don't put out the feline proteins that most cats do! please do a video on these beautiful, intelligent cats.

  7. Goofy From Scooby doo says:

    I like Ragdolls ( The Cat Breed )

  8. Lina B says:

    omg this woman in the beginning with the oriental is just an idiot…

  9. Anders Andersson says:

    Watching cat videos on the internet sure gives me a boost, so that fact works on me!
    Ps. The woman who was manhandeling the Oriental sure deserved that slap that she got! I´d have done it myself if I was the cat in question and I would have done it with my claws out!

  10. Jacqueline Wright says:

    Love my 🐈s a tabby Ctarra and Sacka

  11. Bud Black says:

    Why did YouTube recommend this homosexual video. Not my thing.

  12. power29 MSP says:

    I have two beautiful RussianBlue's and they are both the sweetest girls ever!

  13. David Poirier says:

    mine is a bobcat

  14. Miah Jordan says:

    Bengles are one of of the most popular cats

  15. Amy-Lee Chilman says:

    I have s black cat called fenrir fenrir is a black wolf but we are paigen so we believe in many gods and goddess but u dont have to

  16. Cedric Willson says:

    ok so is it say the most popular cat breeds and you say the birman is mystical sigh

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  19. Yuko Mattingly says:

    How about Himalayan, Calico, Tortishell and British shorthair?

  20. Holly Syphers says:


  21. Jaxx L says:

    I have 2 domestic shelter cats, Conan and Mia. They're brother and sister from the same litter. Conan is a medium haired ginger tabby and Mia is a short haired tuxedo calico. This is my first time ever owning cats – I've always been a dog person, coming from a dog family. I'm lucky that I ended up with the best cats in the world, and the best dog in the world. They love each other and play together.

  22. Chamkke Needle felt 참깨 니들펠트 says:

    It's in America.. right? My first boy was Oriental (though he didn't look like oriental..) The voice of child is so cute 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  23. Tess Villador says:

    I like fluffy

  24. Catriona Gray says:

    My family and I had a tabby cat named Lulu and calico named Lady

  25. Micki Smith says:

    My cat is just a kittty

  26. Amanda Nawrot says:

    I came here to find the two cats that I have cause I have a cow cat I like to call it (you now what it looks like) but I have another one that has black brown and light brown and is amazing

  27. Fleur Puttock says:

    "He's not ugly, he's beautiful!"
    I love her.💕

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