The Top 10 Most Popular Breeds of Cat

On top of the widely known domestic short and long-haired cats that we all love, there are many breeds of cats in all shapes and sizes that are the heart of homes across the UK. But what are the most popular breeds amongst British households?

Paper Pawtraits have compiled a list of the top 10 cat breeds in the UK. Let us know if your cat made the list!

Number 10 – The Burmese

The Burmese cat is an adorable, short-coated cat. They have a dog-like personality and are known to often follow their owners around the home, loving to be involved in everything they’re doing. This, alongside their loyal and affectionate personalities, has made them a popular choice throughout the UK for many years.

Number 9 – The Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat has a charming personality, which alongside their stunning personality has made them a very popular breed throughout the UK. Known for being a hardy yet kind and gentle breed, the Norwegian Forest Cat has been around for hundreds of years.

Number 8 – The Oriental Cat

Sleek and slender, the Oriental Cat is filled with energy. They are a talkative breed and are known to get very attached to their owners. This, alongside their wonderful natures, makes them a favourite choice within family environments and has made them a popular choice within British households.

Number 7 – The Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is one of the largest breeds of domesticated cats, originating from North-Eastern America. This stunning breed has become one of the most popular breeds not only in the UK but across the globe. They have incredible long coats, which paired with their affectionate, loyal personalities, make this breed a popular choice of companion for families and first-time owners alike.

Number 6 – The Sphynx Cat

The Sphynx is an almost entirely hairless breed of cat. This lack of hair makes this adorable breed very unique, with a wrinkled appearance across their whole body. This sweet breed has become increasingly popular over the years thanks to their exotic looks, and its loving, loyal, and affectionate nature.

Number 5 – The Ragdoll

The Ragdoll is a stunning breed of cat that has become increasingly popular over the years thanks to their beautiful appearance and sweet temperament. This unique breed has a luxurious semi-long coat with stunning blue eyes and is known to be extremely easy-going, getting on with everyone they meet.

Number 4 – The Siamese

The Siamese Cat has been one of the most popular breeds for decades, and not just in the UK, but across the globe. With their stunning blue eyes, easy-going personalities, and talkative nature, these beautiful cats are known for being wonderful companions, making great family pets.

Number 3 – The Persian Cat

The Persian cat is one of the most popular breeds in the UK. This adorable breed is not only beautiful, with a luxurious long coat, but also has a wonderful, sweet personality too. The Persian cat is extremely intelligent and loving, making it a favourite choice for family homes.

Number 2 – The British Shorthair

A native of England, the stunning British Shorthair is one of the most popular cat breeds in the UK. Their popularity stems from their kind, gentle temperaments, the bonds they form with their owners as well as their adorable appearance. This breed is notoriously loyal and easy-going, making them a great family pet.

Number 1 – The Bengal

The Bengal is the most popular breed n the UK at the moment. This stunning breed has marbled or spotted, exotic-looking coats, caused by crossing the Asian Leopard Cat with domesticated breeds. Thanks to their outgoing, playful and energetic natures, Bengals are a popular choice as a companion and family pet.

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