- Persian Cat – The Persian has been # 1 since 1871, when the CFA started record keeping. (CFA stands for Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.) It is the “select registry” of purebred cats, similar to AKC – American Kennel Club- for dogs. These cats are very loyal but require daily grooming for their long fur.
- Maine Coon – This breed has been in 2nd place since 1992. The only cat which originated in America and is very gentle and loving. It’s a large, long haired cat that weighs 15 to 25 lbs. It requires less grooming than the Persian.
- Exotic – This cat is like the Persian but with shorthair. Nicknamed “Persian in Pajamas” because of the coloring. Sweet like a Persian, but less grooming required. (pictured above)
- Siamese – The Siamese have a distinct “yowl” they use to chat with their humans. A sleek athletic cat that gravitates to one owner. Look at Mr. Blue Eyes here – how can you resist?
- Abyssinian – These beauties are thin and elegant. They are very athletic, sweet cats with shiny coat. They are active, playful and friendly.
MOST POPULAR CAT NAMES IN 2013
Girls Names Boys Names
1. Bella 1. Oliver
2. Lucy 2. Max
3. Kitty 3. Tiger