The Most Adorable Cat Breeds
If there’s one thing we should be thankful to our ancestors for, it’s the domestication of cats. These felines have been companions for humans for thousands of years, with early depictions of them as high as gods. Nowadays, they’re known for their attitude and laidback personality, but they’re just as cute as they were thousands of years ago. Today, we’ve gathered some of the cutest cat breeds you can find. Because while all cats are cute, there are some that just make your heart melt.
The fluff. The face. The attitude. British Shorthairs have it all. You’d probably even mistake it for a stuffed animal if you looked at it from far away enough. They’re incredibly adorable, and you’ll find some of them as the source of quite a few Internet cat memes online. It also has that air to it that makes it feel royal in a sense. You really can’t go wrong with these fellas.
If dogs have Corgis, then cats have Munchkins. As the name suggests, they’re smaller than the average cat, but that’s not what makes them so iconic. Their stubby little legs captivate the hearts of many cat lovers out there, and with their happy-go-lucky attitude, they’re best-suited for kids and kids at heart.
The Siamese cat is popular for its unique colors, a mixture of dark and light brown hues. What really makes it stand out, however, are its bright blue eyes. The eyes contrast the dark fur that surrounds its face, making the pair stand out even more. It even feels like they’re staring straight at your soul.
Ragdoll cats are a muscular breed that is known for their striking blue eyes. Bearing some resemblance to the Siamese, these felines boast a little more fur and a little more bulk. They do have much lighter coloration than the Siamese, however. They’re also incredibly sociable. And thanks to their natural fitness and social attitude, they make great companions for your children.
With ample amounts of fluff and color, the Ragamuffin is the Ragdoll cat’s more varied cousin. You’ll find the Ragamuffin in all sorts of colors, so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that suits you. And if the colors aren’t enough, the Ragamuffin’s fur makes it great to snuggle with. Their personality is calm and caring, so they’ll stand by with you for years to come.
The Egyptians were arguably the most famous ancient civilization to worship cats, and many of their local breeds are available worldwide today. You can identify the Egyptian Mau thanks to its iconic pointy ears, which is a common trait among Egyptian cats. The Mau’s got a little more fur than other Egyptian breeds, however, and while it may take a while for them to open up, they’re invaluable partners for life when they do.
If the British has the British Shorthair, then the French have the Chartreux. At first glance, the two breeds look nearly identical, and you wouldn’t be at fault for thinking so. However, the two breeds have very different personalities, with the Chartreux being more openly affectionate than their British twin. The Chartreux isn’t called “the smiling blue cat of France” for no reason, you know.
As the name suggests, the LaPerm looks like it’s gotten the iconic hairstyle from a pet salon. Only instead of getting a perm, this cat was born with it. While to some it looks like it has a permanent bedhead, the LaPerm’s incredibly playful, to the point of it crossing into borderline mischief. Of course, that’s what makes them so cute and lovable, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Persian cats are a little bit of an interesting breed. Depending on how old they are and how they look, they appear either always sad or always angry. Of course, this isn’t because they actually are – the face is just a result of genetics changing the shape of its mouth and eyes. Other than its unconventional face, however, it boasts a luxurious fluffy coat with bright colors.
Not many can resist petting a Russian Blue. With its deep grey and silver coat, paired with its vibrant blue eyes, its dense coat is very reminiscent of the British Shorthair. Its body structure is slightly leaner than the Shorthair, though. Another unique feature that makes the Russian Blue so lovable is its slightly upturned mouth, which makes it look like it was smiling or smirking all the time.
Cats with pointy ears are fairly common, but breeds with folded ones are extra special. Take the Scottish Fold, for example, its shorthair coat gives ample room for its little folded ears to stand out. And while its folded ears make it look like it wants no interaction with others, it’s surprisingly playful with people and other cats.
The Maine Coon is a big ol’ lump of fluff and fur. It’s larger than many cat breeds, and its pointed ears make it look even bigger. The fur is what makes this breed stand out even further though. At up to 15 pounds in weight when fully grown, it’s the feline gentle giant, and because of that, they can live with kids and families with no problem.
Ever wanted a miniature leopard at home? The Bengal cat’s the closest thing you can get. With spots that are reminiscent of the wild big cat, the Bengal does still have stripes here and there. It’s also a playful little feline, so don’t be afraid to tire it out if it’s looking for some fun every now and then.
Cats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some have gorgeous coats, while others have dense yet plump fur. Some cats can be longer than your arm, whereas others have little drumsticks for legs. No matter what breed you choose to get, though, there’s no doubt that it’s going to be downright adorable.