Cat Breeds Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world. The playful nature of cute cats adds joy and happiness to our life. They are also affectionate, trainable and intelligent. Here the list of 10 most beautiful cat breeds in the world.
#1.Garfi – Persian
This is not so much Grumpy cat, more super angry in a life threatening way cat. Apparently, in real life he a lovely and very friendly! There isn’t a year goes by without seeing this classic photo of him being rather protective of his festive meal.
The Abyssinian cat originated from what is now the Eastern African country of Ethiopia (which historically has also been known as Abyssinia, hence the name). It is believed that British sailors brought the cat to Europe in the mid-19th Century. The Abyssinian quickly became popular all over Europe and then eventually all over the world. As a short-haired cat, the Abyssinian does not require a lot of maintenance. Personality-wise Abyssinians are known as very extroverted, playful and active cats. They don’t like to be locked in small homes and prefer spending their days outside in the open. Abyssinian cats are also characterized by a well above average intelligence level for cats.
The ragdoll is an attractive semi-longhair cat breed with amazing blue eyes. Ragdolls is a very affectionate, playful, loyal and home loving cat that love to follow you every time at home. They are also intelligent enough to hide the claws while play with you. They are also known for greet you at the doors just like guard dogs.
The coat of ragdoll cats appear in four different patters called pointed, mitted, bicolor and lynx. Each pattern comes in a variety of colors including blue, seal, chocolate, red, lilac and cream. They shed their shiny hairs in different seasons. The ears and tail of ragdoll cats have dark markings. They weigh between 3.5 -8 kilograms and have an average lifespan of 14 years.
There are many legends surrounding the origins of the Maine Coon. Some early theories falsely claimed the Maine Coon as the product of a cross between a cat and a raccoon (hence the name). In reality, the Maine Coon most likely originated from the cross between a Domestic Shorthair and a long-haired Angora cat. The breed was first introduced and popular in the U.S. state of Maine (hence the name).
During the 20th Century the Maine Coon then increasingly became popular all over North America and even beyond. Today the breed is the second most popular in North America and third most popular one in the world. The Maine Coon is the biggest domesticated cat breed. Adults can reach lengths of up to 48 inches (120 centimeters) and heights of up to 16 inches (41 centimeters). Maine Coons are known as gentle pets and are, unlike many other cats, very harmonious in their interaction with kids. The breed is therefore often called “the dog among cats”.
The Norwegian Forest cat is so named because it is native to the country of Norway. This stately-looking cat can weigh up to 22 pounds and is one of the largest domesticated cats in the world.
The British shorthair is one of the ancient cat breeds in the world. This cat breed was imported Britain from Egypt in the 1st century A.D. The medium sized British shorthair cats are extremely affectionate and calm. British shorthairs easily get attached with family members. They also get along well with other pets. The dense and short coat of British shorthair cats come in black, blue, white, red, cream, silver and gold colors.
The Persian Cat is one of the oldest domesticated cat still in existence today. Originating in what is now Iran, the intercontinental popularity of the Persian as a pet already began in the 17th Century when Italian merchants introduced the breed in Europe. Persian cats have very long-haired coats, which is a rare feature among descendants of the African wildcat, the common ancestor of all domesticated cats. Their beautiful coats require constant maintenance. Aside from that however, Persian cats are known as quite pleasant, easy-going and very calm pets. This explains their century old popularity all over the world.
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