The 19 Most Popular Cat Breeds in the U.S

Persian cat The Persian cats are the top-rated breeds by CFA. The CFA has had this breed on its list for nearly 30 years. This breed is also highly sought-after around the globe, and it's not just popular in the United States. 

Maine Coon The Maine Coon. The Maine Coon is a wild cat that is beloved for its wild appearance. Females can reach 18 pounds, while males can reach 18 pounds. They are affectionately known as "the gentle giants". They make great companions and are very chilled cats.

Ragdoll One of the most loved cat breeds is the Ragdoll. It's no surprise that it is one of the most beloved cat breeds. The Ragdoll cat breed is great. 

Abyssinian  Abyssinians arrived in North America as a result of their arrival from Abyssinia around the 1900s. They are closely related to the hunting cat depicted in ancient Egyptian tombs. 

Devon Rex Sixth on the list is the short-haired and long-eared Devon Rex. The popularity of this cat breed is due to its English origins. The breed is known for its unique ears, long hair and wedge-shaped face. They are friendly, playful and social. 

British Shorthair The British Shorthair cat breed is the oldest in the world. The British Shorthair has been venerated as a deity since ancient times. They have the appearance and build to be royalty. These cats have thick fur, a large face and a flexible body. 

Sphynx The well-known purebred Sphynx is a tenth. Because of a genetic mutation, the Sphynx is entirely hairless. It is beautiful in appearance and presence. It is beloved for its energetic, outgoing disposition and willingness to be held in high regard. 

Scottish Fold A dominant-gene mutation in the Scottish Fold cat's DNA is characterized by the absence of cartilage in its ears. Scot Fold cats' ears appear "owl-like", which makes them look literally folded. These cats are cute and popular, regardless of whether they're a cat or an animal. 

American Shorthair Kind, playful, and knock-your-socks-off-cute when they're first born, American Shorthair cats have long been a popular breed in the U.S., regularly making the CFA's list. An American Shorthair is a hunting cat that was originally used to keep rats and mice away from cargo moving in Europe. 

Cornish Rex Most cat breeds have three types of hair: guard hairs, down and awn. The Cornish Rex has only the down hair. The fine hair is available in many colors including black, blue and chocolate. 

Siamese Today, the Siamese cat breed has become very popular. The Siamese is a unique breed that originated in Asia and rose to prominence in Europe, North America, and Asia during the 19th century. Siamese cats are able to snuggle together even when they are not with each other. 

Oriental Oriental cats are one the most social breeds of cat. They are social, intelligent and affectionate. Oriental cats are closely related with Siamese cats. They have long, thin bodies and almond-shaped eyes. Their ears are long and pointy and tall. 

Birman Although the Birman is not among the top 10 most loved cat breeds, it is still a favorite. This breed is also known as the "Sacred Cat of Birma". It has a silky coat and piercing eyes. 

Siberian Cat Originating from Russia, the Siberian cat is now a domesticated species. The Siberian cat is medium-sized and large. It is independent, playful, intelligent, active, and very active. They are alert and responsive to human attention, but their full maturity usually takes place at five years. 

Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cats are also known as Norsk skogskatt or Norsk skaukatt. The Norwegian Forest Cat is large and fluffy so it can adjust to cold temperatures. The Norwegian Forest Cat breed is large. Males can weigh in at approximately 20 pounds, while females can weigh in at about 13 pounds. They can be shy and timid around new people. 

Burmese Burmese cats originated in Burma, Thailand. They made it to the U.S.A., Britain. This cat breed is ideal for indoor cats, and it is hypoallergenic. 

Tonkinese The Tonkinese was born from crossbreeding Siamese with Burmese cats. The medium-sized Siamese cat breed is very similar to the Tonkinese. They are energetic and lively. They love to be with you and are affectionate. 

Bengal  The Bengal cat is wild. The Bengal cat, a domesticated cat breed, is very similar to wild cats. It is beautiful and charming. The Bengal Bengal is very well trained and is an excellent house pet. The Bengal loves to bond with its family. 

Russian Blue The Russian Blue cat is alert and has green eyes. It has a silvery-gray fur. Russian Blue cats are originally from Arkhangelsk, Russia. Cat-owners love the gentle, calm, and docile nature of this cat. They are friendly, playful, and get along well with their family.