There are several cat breeds around the world, some more popular than others. While some breeds have gained popularity for unique physical attributes, others got famous from popular culture-related references in films. Whatever may be the reason, some cat breeds have maned to leave a lasting impression on cat aficionados across the globe.
Let’s find out more on the same!
5 Popular Domestic Cat Breeds For Every Family:
You might be busy wondering, ‘what breed is my cat?’ but instead, just scroll down and find out if your cat is any of the five mentioned breeds below! Moreover, these five cat breeds listed below also happen to be the most popular breeds of cats in the world, especially for families.
Originating in former Thailand (Siam), the Siamese cat breed has remained popular since the nineteenth century. The Siamese cat breed is a type of foundational breed for other breeds like,
- Oriental Shorthair,
You can easily identify a Siamese cat from the unique markings known as ‘points,’ which are basically coloration areas on their feet, tail, ears, and face. In popular culture, an animated Disney movie, ‘Lady and the Tramp’ featured these cats singing about their vocal skills and intelligence.
Persian Cats are popularly known as ‘smushed-face’ cats, originating from the city of Shiraz in Iran, thus earning the name Shiraz Cats. Known for their long, beautiful coats, Persian cats can come in literally any color. However, as compared to other breeds of cats, these cuties can be easily recognizable from their flat face.
When you think about popular culture, Persian cats have been featured in several commercials, movies, and even artwork, for many years. However, if you are not frequent with grooming your Persian baby’s coat, then there will be unnecessary matting. Also, these babies are prone to several diseases like other purebreds, like cardiac issues and renal.
3. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is one breed of cat you won’t be able to ignore, known for its thick, furry coat and large stature. Originating from the Maine state, this gentle giant also happens to be the official cat of the state of Maine. After receiving recognition from the CFA in the 1970s, the Maine Coon cats became popular as hunting cats.
To date, these cuties have remained very popular. However, these cats often get afflicted with polydactylism, a condition in which these beings have extra toes. Naturally, this condition makes the already big feet of the Maine Coon cat larger, which helps them hunt better in snow as their feet act like snowshoes. Classic Maine Coon cats are brown cats, but they can come in other color varieties.
It is the docile, gentle temperament of the Ragdoll cat breed that makes them popular with families. Whenever you pick these cuties, they become limp, just like any rag doll, thereby earning the name Ragdoll.
One of the common misconceptions about these cats is how people thought they couldn’t feel pain. Ragdolls are like dogs when it comes to their personalities, going after their owners everywhere in the house. This behavior is so unlike most cats that Ragdolls can be distinctively recognized.
These wild-looking Bengal breed of cats have the entire jungle vibe going on but don’t fall for their wild looks. In fact, the markings on them only enhance their wild vibes. However, it’s not true because these cuties are domesticated and perfect for families.
These wild-looking cats are quite talkative and need exercise as well. These wild beings come in a range of patterns and colors, making you astounded by their beauty.
Your orange cat can be pretty cute, and we don’t disagree. But have you considered adopting any of the above-mentioned breeds at all? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below your thoughts on the same!