The Cat Fancier’s Association has tabulated their 2010 registrations, crunched all the numbers, and come up with a list of the ten most popular breeds in 2010. Topping this year’s list is the Persian.
Here’s what Animal Planet’s Cats 101 has to say about this winning breed:
The other nine cats that made CFA’s top ten list are, in order of popularity:
- Maine Coon
- American Shorthair
- Cornish Rex
Personally, I’ve never owned a pure bred cat, I’ve always had rescued mutt kitties. I like giving a rescued animal a forever home, and I feel like the natural breeding makes them hardier and healthier. But I do love the beauty and amazing variety of cat breeds (Yes, Cats 101 is a favorite show of mine). I also think it’s fun to try to guess which breeds make up my mixed-breed fuzzy buddies (though I have a feeling I’m always wrong).
Which are your favorite breeds? Or if you have mixed-breed cats like me, what breeds do you suspect contribute to your unique furry friend?
Image: Magnus Bråth