Today there is a great variety of cat breeds, however there are some more popular than others, which leads us to ask ourselves, what breeds of cats are there? Can we meet all of them?
It is very difficult to determine the number of cat breeds that exist today, because today some are still being refined and new breeds are created. At CatOlympus we offer our own guide where you can take a look at the most common ones.
The classification of a cat breed varies depending on its fur, whether it is long, short, or lacks it, based on this the great variety of existing cats is classified and within these they vary by their multiple patterns and colors.
So let’s get to know the top 10 of the most popular cat breeds in the world:
The Siamese cat is known as an elegant feline, it is originally from Thailand, and it has a slender body and a long tail, with a proportionate head and strikingly blue eyes, its fur is short and soft. These cats are characterized by always wanting to be part of the family, they are possessors of a great personality.
They are cats with a great history, in ancient times they had a very decisive role in the funerals of the Thai Kings, when a King died a live cat was placed inside the tomb if it managed to exit through a hole placed for that purpose, the soul of the King was said to have entered the body of the feline.
As you will see, the Siamese is not just any breed, its elegance and aristocracy makes its owners feel very proud of having a Siamese as a faithful pet.
Learn more about the Siamese cat here.
It is a cat that demands a lot of love for its personality, so if you are a lonely person this is a recommended kitten to have as a pet since it prefers to live with only one person, however if it lives with a family it will always have a favorite.
You have to speak to this cat with affection since it does not tolerate arrogant treatment much, in the same way it is impossible for them to live in cages since it has a strong character, if you want to have an Angora as a pet you should know if you are up to it.
Learn more about this breed in our archive.
3º Persian Cat
The real Persian does not like to hunt, this feline is characteristic for its broad and flat face with round ears and long, silky fur, its limbs are short and muscular and its body compact.
This animal is quite lazy as a main feature. He is not a hunting lover, his character is affable and very calm, which makes him a great companion.
Learn more about the Persian Cat here.
4º Russian Blue
Possessing beautiful and unusual green eyes, an elegant walk and an enviable coat, its size is medium and thin limbs, its color is a grayish blue with silver reflections.
With a shy and calm character, he is reserved with strangers, he loves a quiet environment where there is very little noise. Know more here.
5º British Shorthair
Known as a great hunter, muscular with broad shoulders, always ready to make a great leap despite his size.
Their fur features a variety of colors ranging from white to lilac. They are cats with a good humor which alternate with their hunting instinct, independent and reserved but always attentive.
Learn more about this breed here.
6º Bengal Cat
Its head is very characteristic as it is wider than it is long, it is medium in size, its body is balanced and it has beautiful yellow eyes.
The most particular characteristic of this breed is its coat as it resembles that of wild cats. It is independent, active and quite affectionate, if you want to have it as a pet you should know that it is a rather curious kitten so it needs a lot of space even more than other breeds.
Learn more about him here.
7º Norweigan Forest Cat
Known as the perfect companion due to his character he is very sociable and communicative, he likes to be with cats of the same species, he is a skillful climber, so it is not surprising that if you have one as a pet you will find him in high places where he can observe everything.
His appearance is very peculiar, since he has a large coat and is large in size, quite muscular and can have various shades. Learn more here.
With a calm and tolerant character, this breed is medium in size with large almond-shaped eyes that vary in blue tones, its abundant coat is light in color.
He is a lover of children, they also entertain themselves by doing little stunts, not to mention that they are extremely intelligent.
Get to know the Burmese cat better here.
Its musculature is strong and without fat, of medium size, possessing a black and shiny coat without counting its softness, it is of harmonious structure in addition to having beautiful bright and expressive eyes, not in vain they call it the little black panther.
It is affectionate but not very active, which is why they are called lazy although they are playful, something very peculiar about them is that they have a voracious appetite, so it is recommended to hide their food since they can become very fat.
Learn more about him here.
Its appearance is strong, with a dense and soft semi-long coat, a broad head and blue eyes. It is a great domestic animal because it is very sociable and is so docile that when it is held in its arms it relaxes to the point that it looks like a rag doll, hence its nickname.
Know more here.