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20 Most Popular Cat Breeds

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The Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) recently put out its annual list of most popular cat breeds – and, for the 30th year in a row, “purr-sians” top the list!  This longhair breed is one of the oldest originating in – where else? – Persia, now known as Iran.

Here is CFA’s top 20:

  1. Persian
  2. Exotic
  3. Maine Coon Cat
  4. Ragdoll
  5. British Shorthair
  6. Abyssinian
  7. American Shorthair
  8. Sphynx
  9. Siamese
  10. Devon Rex
  11. Norwegian Forest Cat
  12. Oriental
  13. Scottish Fold
  14. Cornish Rex
  15. Birman
  16. Burmese
  17. Tonkinese
  18. Siberian
  19. Russian Blue
  20. Egyptian Mau

 

See the full list here:  http://www.cfainc.org/News/PressReleases/PressReleaseTop10Breeds.aspx.

Based in the United States, the CFA is a global non-profit promoting cat welfare since 1906.

Sources:

Cat Fanciers’ Association:  http://www.cfainc.org/News/PressReleases/PressReleaseTop10Breeds.aspx
PawNation:  http://www.pawnation.com/2014/03/27/most-popular-cat-breeds
Persian-Cats.com:  http://www.persian-cats.com/library/persian-breed-intro

 

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