Top 5 Cat Breeds


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Gavin Barrett, Contributer

The number 5 cat on this list is the Siamese cat, the Siamese cat has a weight of about 6-14 pounds, the length of the cat is 14-20 inches not including the tail the cat also has a life span of about 8-15 years. Siamese Cats are highly intelligent, talkative, and sociable. They have a deep, loud voice and enjoy chatting with their owners. They are often described as being dog-like in their fondness for playing fetch and capacity for affection. Siamese cats are more prone to respiratory problems than other breeds, especially when young. Problems such as coughing, lower airway disease, feline asthma, and bronchial disease are associated with Siamese cats. One fact about the Siamese cat is they are an old breed of cat dating back to the 14th century and originated in Thailand.

The Number 4 cat on this list is the Persian cat, these cats are popularly known for their squished up faces. The Persian cat can live around 10-14 years, the cat originated in Persia or the land we know today as Iran. The dignified and docile Persian cat is known for being quiet and sweet. Although Persians tend to be relaxed and easygoing, they also command an air of royalty. They may not be quick to hiss or scratch, but that doesn’t mean they won’t become annoyed when bothered by loud children or pets. You should always brush your Persian cats because these knots grow up in their fur and then their tongue isn’t strong enough to detangle the fur. One fact about the Persian cat is it is a favorite of the French nobility. The average Persian cat lives for around 12 years.

The Number 3 cat on this list is the Tabby cat, these cats are popularly known for their usual stripes and spots they have on their backs. When it comes to personality traits, tabbies are considered friendly, intelligent, sassy, very affectionate, and wonderful companions. Red tabbies often called orange, ginger, and marmalade tabbies can be feisty and bossy. Tabby cats need plenty of fresh, clean water. Drinking dirty water can make Tabby cats sick, so if the water smells bad or stale, we might avoid it. Tabby cats can get dehydrated just like you. Tabby cats need a clean, well-kept litter box. One fact about the tabby cat is that they are not actually a breed.

The Number 2 cat on this list is the Abyssinian cat, these cats are popularly known for their wildness. The Abyssinian cat is quiet, intelligent, and curious and is said to enjoy human company and become attached to its family. It enjoys space and activity, is a good climber, and will appreciate a garden full of trees and high places. Abyssinian cats are playful but tempered with some sense so are not too reckless! You should provide lots of platforms to jump on because this cat is an active wild cat. Also, some toys and a couple of scratching posts wouldn’t hurt. The Abyssinian is thought to be one of the oldest domestic cat breeds, but we can’t know for certain the time and place of their exact origins.

And last but certainly not least we have our number 1 cat on this list, the cat is… THE BENGAL CAT. The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats. The breed name comes from the leopard cat’s taxonomic name. While many people consider the Bengal to be a wild cat that only pretends to be domesticated, the breed is actually very sweet and loving. The Bengal attaches closely to her people and is a loyal friend. As a large, athletic cat, the Bengal needs to run, jump, and romp to be content. As most Bengal cats today are several generations removed from the African leopard cat, they require no special care. They are simply larger house cats. You should groom your cat with weekly combing to remove the dead hair and help prevent hairballs. One fun fact about the Bengal cat is that Bengal cats have smallish, round heads, large eyes, and striking facial marking. They have strong muscular bodies and a streamlined appearance much like their Asian Leopard ancestors. Their hind legs are longer than their front legs, which helps give them a powerful but graceful stride.

These are the top ten cat breeds I chose. I hope you like my choices and for all the people who want to adopt one of these cats here: