Top 10 Cat Breeds Named

The Cat Fanciers' Association ranks the Persian as the most popular breed of 2007.

Posted: March 19 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, named the most popular cat breeds of 2007, based on CFA registration statistics. The top 10 breeds are listed below. Click on each breed name for breed photos and history.

1. Persian (including Himalayan)
2. Maine Coon
3. Exotic
4. Abyssinian
5. Siamese
6. Ragdoll
7. Sphynx
8. Birman
9. American Shorthair
10. Oriental

To see where other cat breeds ranked, click here to visit the CFA's website.

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Deborah    Arnold, MD

9/7/2009 1:34:37 PM

My favorite breeds are Siamese and Maine Coon. Mine came from rescues. I also have 2 domestic shorthairs, a tux and a brown tabby.

Robert    Solvay, NY

3/21/2008 5:25:14 PM

My favorite is the Maine Coon. My Maggie is my girl! She's very affectionate and also very nosy. She gets along very well with my other two cats.

Brie    Iowa City, IA

3/19/2008 10:15:08 PM

interesting, thanks!

Katie    Suwanee, GA

3/19/2008 1:10:20 PM

Even Though I prefer Main Coons or Sphynx, I think they ranked fairly.

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