Top 10 Cutest Cat Breeds

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Top 10 Cutest Cat Breeds

Independent, ambivalent, aloof and smart is how you can describe a cat. And of course, cute. Can’t miss that adjective from the list. Humans have been known for domesticating cats since thousands of years. Originally for catching rodents and then for companionship, cats have performed both the roles quite well. But one major reason why cats were domesticated is just that they are cute, is what we believe. There may be some of them which look scary as well but again beauty and cuteness both lies in the eyes of the beholder. And that is irrespective of the breed of the cat.

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Talking about cat breeds, there are around 60 recognized breeds around the world. The breeds can be differentiated in terms of their looks, origin, personality, development purpose, etc. Ranking the cuteness would be very unfair to these beautiful creatures. But even for us humans, there can be various differences based on temper, behavior, attitudes, etc. despite the specie being very beautiful in itself. We have tailored a list of 10 cutest cat breeds based on the same factors like temper, behavior, affection levels, etc.

1. Siamese

  • Average Weight: 9 to 15 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years
  • Origin – Thailand

One of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America, the Siamese breed is highly intelligent, talkative and sociable one. Known for their dog-like personality, they are very much active and love playing with their owners and show affection openly. The dog like personality is what makes them one of the top 10 here.

2. Maine Coon

  • Average Weight: 15 to 20 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 10 to 15 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 13 years
  • Origin: United States

Cute looks and affectionate, Maine Coons are like a good package. With a long, shaggy coat that lays close to the body, a bushy long tail, tufted paw pads and large ears, they are a perfect choice for families with children. These are affectionate, playful and have a tendency to follow commands as well.

3. Scottish Fold

  • Average Weight: 9 to 13 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 11 to 14 years
  • Origin – Scottish

The breed with folded ears, the Scottish fold finds its name in one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world. Nature wise these are happy, energetic and attention seeking. These aren’t very demanding in general and get along happily with other cats and dogs, as well as children. It is definitely the ears which makes them appear in this list.

4. Minskin

  • Average Weight: 3 to 5 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 6 to 9 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
  • Origin – United States

The offspring of not one but 4 different breeds including Munchkin, Burmese, Sphynx and Devon Rex, the Minskin has gained a lot of attention recently. It is a relatively new cat that has almost no hair. If the parents are cute, the baby has to be cute. And this is why the Minskin definitely deserves a place in this list.

5. Russian Blue

  • Average Weight: 7 to 15 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 15 to 20 years
  • Origin – Russia

With a distinct aristocratic look, the Russian Blue cats have a silver coat with deep green eyes. They may seem aloof most of the times but are actually quite smart and observant. The unique looking appearance adds them in the list of the cutest cat breeds.

6. Birman

  • Average Weight: 8 to 12 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 16 years
  • Origin – Burma

With a slightly long haired, color-pointed cat, the Birmans are known for its deep-blue eyes and contrasting white-glove like paws. They are quite easy going and patient which makes them great for families with children.

7. The Persian

  • Average Weight: 7 to 12 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 10 to 15 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 17 years
  • Origin: Iran

The beautiful white breed of cats, the Persians are one of the most popular in the world. With a soft, long coat and gentle temperament, the Persians are a well-behaved breed. The royal demeanor of these cats is what makes them so attractive.

9. Munchkin

  • Average Weight: 6 to 9 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years
  • Origin – United States

You would have seen a lot of people call their loved ones Munchkin. Now that’s for a reason. It’s a way of calling someone cute because these cats are exactly that. Short but active these cats are quite playful.

9. Peterbald

  • Average Weight: 6 to 10 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 8 to 10 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
  • Origin – Russia

With a dog-like personality, extremely social, human-friendly and an attention seeking personality, Peterbald’s are undoubtedly one of the cutest breeds out there. Another hairless breed, these cats are intelligent, affectionate, and nimble. They could frequently amuse you with their sense of humor and the unexpected aerial ballet performance.

10. Ragdoll

  • Average Weight: 8 to 20 pounds (male and female)
  • Average Height: 9 to 11 inches (male and female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
  • Origin – United States

A cat with ‘Doll’ in its name has to be in the top 10 cutest list. With a distinct color point coat, blue eyes and a soft silky coat, the Ragdoll was created by a Persian breeder, Ann Baker of Riverside, California. Along with having a dog-like devotion towards the owners, these cats are very gentle, calm and sociable. The name ‘Ragdoll’ is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up. It’s the mesmerizing eyes that people usually fall for.

Beauty and cuteness are things that only a beautiful and a cute person can see. For us, all the cat breeds out there are cute and deserve to be equally loved. But we understand, there may be some traits that people prefer more. And this is not just for cats, goes for humans as well. So this list might help you pick a right cat based on your lifestyle. Your friends are anyways going to pick any cat that you own and call it cute, so don’t worry.

Happy Mood and Health to your Cat and a Lots of Purrrrs to you!

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