Top Five Most Popular Breeds of Cats

British Shorthair

One of the oldest English types of cats, these big, soft cats are known for how well they hunt and how strong they are. 

 It's sometimes called the "British blue" because of their thick, blue-gray fur, but their fur can be almost any color or pattern.


The Abyssinian breed looks like an old Egyptian cat because it has a long, arched neck, a muscular body, big ears, and eyes that look like almonds. 

Abyssinians are one of the oldest cat types known to science. They have a unique coat with ticks that looks see-through and can be many colors. 

Domestic Non-Pedigreed Cats

Domestic non-pedigreed cats are the type of cats you'll often find outside or in shelters.

They are not an intentionally bred breed. Friendship cats, also called house cats, have been around since the time of the Pharaohs. 

Scottish Fold

The Scottish fold cat has a round head and big, round eyes. Its ears are folded inwards and point down toward its head like a fitted cap. 

This helps give the cat an adorable, round face. Its body is about the size of a small dog, and its hair is short and dense. 


The sphynx gets its name from an old Egyptian cat sculpture. Its small heads, big, pointy ears, and hairless body make it easy to spot.