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.
10 Exotic Shorthair
The exotic shorthair cats are also known as shorthaired Persian. This breed has same body and a flat face as the Persian breed except short coast. The exotic hair breed was developed in 1950 by crossing Persian cats with different short haired cat breeds.
Unlike Persian cats, exotic shorthair cats have short coat. So that the exotic shorthair breed doesn’t demand daily grooming like Persian cats. At the same time, exotic shorthair cat meets all other standards of Persian cats.
Exotic shorthairs are extremely loyal, playful, sweet and affectionate. They demand your attention and like to sit on your lap. Exotic shorthair weighs up to 15 pounds and very short in height. Like Persian cats, they comein wide variety of colors including silver, cream, smoke, blue and black. The short and broad face, small ears, short nose and wide eyes keep the cuteness of exotic hair throughout their life. They are also not easily affected by diseases.
9 British Shorthair
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 medium sized, foreign looking Abyssinian cats are named after Abyssinia ( Former name of Ethiopia) , same place from where it was thought to be originated. It is also said to be Abyssinian cat has strong resemblance with a sacred cat of Ancient Egypt.
Abyssinian cats have wedge shaped ears and pointed ears. The short and deep coat of Abyssinian cats are in deep,f reddish brown shade. They are very intelligent, active and playful. Owners can also train the Abyssinian cats easily.
The Birman is one of most attractive cat breeds with striking coloration. It is also called as ‘Sacred cat of Burma‘. According to a legend, Once a group of white cats was lived in a Burmese temple. Unfortunately, the main priest got murdered by the robbers. One white cat came beside the priest and offered intimacy for his final movement. After the death of priest, all the white cats in the temple got transformed into attractive golden color with the grace of Goddess of the temple. The eyes of the cats also look blueish just like the Goddess.
Birman breed got introduced in Europe and U.S in the 20th century. All birman kittens remain in pure white color for first two years. After that, different marking appears on face, ears, legs and tail. The marking on their body appears in different colors including chocolate, blue, red, cream, lilac and seal. But the legs of the birman breed remain white for all life.
The muscular body of birman cats weigh between 5-7 kilograms. They also has medium sized tail and lengthy coat. Bitman breed is not so active. But they like to be with their owners. They also make a bond with other pets in the house.
This tiger looking toyger cat breed was developed by the cross between a standard Bengal tabby and a striped domestic short hair. It is also very hard to find this special cat breed outside United States. The toyger cat breed is still in development. The unique tiger like marking are randomly distributed on light orange colored coat.
Toyger cat has a medium sized muscular body and weighs between 4-6 kilograms. The cat also has small rounded ears and a long tail. Toyger cats are playful and love to bond with people. Toygers are also one of intelligent car breeds and can be easily trained. They also use their camouflage coat to catch small domestic animals.
5 Scottish Fold
The special Scottish fold cat breeds are better known for their unique ears, folded forward and down. It is the dominant gene-mutation that causes the ears to bend like this. It also gives a clean rounded appearance for the head of Scottish fold cats. The Scottish fold also has large rounded eyes and a round face. It gives a complete pretty round look for Scottish fold cat.
Unlike matured cats the Scottish fold kittens have straight ears and it begins to fold after three weeks from the birth. There are both long haired and short haired Scottish fold cats. Their coat has a verity of colors including chocolate, blue, red, lavender and different combinations of white. Scottish folds are playful and very affectionate. They also used to sit in ‘Buddha position’ by balancing the body on hind legs.
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.
3 Maine Coon
The attractive and extremely affectionate maine coons are the largest domesticated cat breed in the world. It is said to be main coon was originated from a cross between semi-wild and domestic cats. They are also known as American longhair. Maine coon cats are as loyal and friendly as dogs. The maine coon breed comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors. They can be found in red, orange, cream, white, black, silver colors.
The attractive coat of maine coon cats are also water resistant. The thick coat also helps them to withstand in extreme cold climate. The large and round eyes of maine coon cats come in green, gold, copper and white colors.
The active maine coon cats also have a better understanding of the human world. Unlike, other pet cats they never demand all time attention from the owner. They just follow the master and show deep affection through a variety of chirps.
2 Siamese Cat
The extremely social and affectionate Siamese cats have more communication power than any other cat breeds in the world. They produce a meaningful monologue for you. It shows their worthy attempt for communicating with you. The loud and harsh sound of Siamese cats tells you exactly what they want. They like to follow you all time and to rest on your lap. This extremely social cat demands your company and never like to be alone in the house.
The attractive Siamese cats have a muscular body, triangular head, elongated ears and almond shaped eyes. All Siamese kittens are born with pure cream color. But the color start to change after they become four weeks old. Majority of adult Siamese cats have dark brown points and creamy body. The short coat of Siamese cats also comes in ivory, cinnamon pink, bluish-white and milk-chocolate colors.
1 Persian Cat
The long haired and elegant Persian cats are one of the oldest and most popular cat breeds in the world. It is said to be this attractive cat breed originated in Persia (former name of Iran). The remarkable coat of Persian cat has more than 80 color variations including white, black, blue, chocolate, red, cream, silver and lilac. The eyes of Persian cats come in deep blue, blue-green or brown colors. The medium sized Persian cat has a rounded head, full cheek, large-rounded eyes, and short nose.
The Persian cats are extremely affectionate and they demand your attention. Most of cat lovers like to own Persian cats because of their quiet and calm nature. They never jump or climb inside the house. They like to spend most of their time with house members and other pets.