Domestication of cats has been practiced for centuries. Cats are aesthetically pleasing in their appearance and above all are used in the protection of households from small animals such as rats. However, recently, the whole idea of keeping cats has evolved with some people now rearing them for their aesthetic value. It is now commonplace to find people going all out in an attempt to find the best looking cats for their households. And while you may be able to get hundreds of cat breeds from around the world, getting the prettiest can prove a daunting task. Below, therefore, we take a look at the top 10 cutest cat breeds from around the globe:
Siamese cats are, arguably, the cutest cat breed of all. Their silky coats, blue eyes, and dedication to their owners make them a very desirable breed. However, they can be quite demanding and ��talkative, will whine in order to get what they want, and are very persistent when they want something such as attention or food from their owners. It may thus take a little more time for Siamese cats to bond with their owners and patience from the latter is highly advocated.
The munchkin is a relatively new breed but with a personality that is in stark contrast to the average cat. They like to both fight and play with their friends all day long after which the munchkin is ready for some snuggling with its owner. These cats are characterized by their sweet personality, short legs, and intelligence and are great with adults and kids.
3) Main Coon
Variously referred to as the “Goliath” of the cat world, the Maine coon, while a large breed, is, undoubtedly, one of the calmest and most gentle breeds. They get along with dogs, other cats, and people of all ages. They are also renowned for their love of following their owner around the house all day long.
The Bengal is a high-spirited, playful, and outgoing cat breed that looks like a jungle cat with leopard spots that are in varying shades of grey, silver, copper, and brown. Bengals are full of life as is evidenced by their readiness to spring into action as if they were going after prey in the wild. They are also easily trainable and very smart. The Bengal cat’s name traces its origins to the Asian leopard cat, and has nothing to do with the Bengal tiger as most people mistakenly think.
The Manx breed differs from all other cat breeds because they have no tails- although there are instances where a very small tail is present. They love interacting with their owners and are very sociable- as long as you are attentive and responsive to it; chances are that a Manx will be your best friend. They are just as devoted and faithful as dogs.
6) American Bombay
This breed of cat is sleek and black with short fur. In addition, they are usually small to medium sized and are quite social and enjoy being dotted upon. Despite being social, they typically have one person in the family that they have a special attachment to. American Bombay cats enjoy snuggling and have a unique purr.
7) Turkish Angora
The main characteristics of a Turkish Angora are a stable and well-balanced body, no undercoat, and a silky-smooth tail. They come in a variety of more than twenty colors including but not limited to red, blue, and black. And although they require consistent grooming, Turkish Angoras are lively, smart, and a little naughty at times.
8) American shorthair
The American shorthair is the pedigree version of the domestic shorthair variety. It is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular cat breeds in the U.S. owing to their even-tempered and laid back nature besides their love of cuddling and playing. The American shorthair comes with more than eighty different color combinations.
Ragdolls have very soft bodies which can grow upwards of twenty pounds. The downside to this is that they are not energetic at all and would rather laze away than play. These complex and delicate cats cannot also protect themselves against predators and should never be left to their own devices. Their favorite pastime is to lay sagging in their owners’ arms hence the term ragdoll.
10) Russian Blue
Russian Blues are easy-going, smart, and quiet and less challenging than other breeds and are characterized by green eyes and a silvery blue coat. However, they tend to be cautious around strangers and are ideally suited for people with mild to moderate allergies.
There you have it, the top 10 cutest cats in the world. If you think there are other cute cat breeds out there that we missed, let us know in the comments! 🙂