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Top 6 Popular Cat Breeds in United States

Top 6 Popular Cat Breeds in United States

Wondering what is the most common cat breed in America? Learn about the breeds that are most popular in the United States!


Among the most popular cat breeds in the United States is the Ragdoll. They have blue eyes and body have a lighter color than the face, ears, legs and tail. The three types of ragdoll coats are colorpoint, bicolor, and mitted. Ragdoll colors include black, white, gray, blue, cream, lilac, chocolate, seal, and red. Life span is around 10 to 20 years and their weight is up to 20 pounds. Ragdoll are well known for its friendly and well-mannered character. They are loyal and enjoy the cuddle of human and have no issue living with children and others pets. They have middle long fur, easily groomed which only needs occasional combing to remove tangles. Bath them when the coat started to feel greasy. They do not make a lot of noise and like to stay at  “lower’ spot at home. They are easily trained and may require a bigger “litter box” compared to others cat breeds. Not surprisingly, they are among the common breeds of cats in America.

American Shorthair

Their weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds and some breeds of them have a mixture color of blue, copper, green and hazel. They have strong and muscular body size and stay medium in size. They are active and easily trained. Being known as a strong “hunting” instinct, she will find her own toys and like to surprise the pet owner with a dead mouse. Daily brushing is required as they have a thick and dense coat. Shorthair is normally cooperative when you take them for a bath only when they are dirty.

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is another breed that can be counted among the most popular cat breeds in the United States. They are large cats with its weight can reach up to 18 pounds. Body color could be in white/ black/beige/ grey/ brown and orange. They are one of the cat breeds that can have the longest body length. They are highly intelligent and enjoy playing fetch game very much. Due to its long hair and high shedding frequency, Maine Coon require high grooming needs. Maine Coon have a silky coat and require maintenance brushing. Surprisingly, most of them enjoy playing in water and its great for their weekly to monthly bathing. Maine Coon cats are prone to heart diseases and balanced meal with active lifestyle may help to prevent heart diseases.


Persian eyes can be in either green, blue or copper in color. Their life span is from 10 to 15 years, and its weights are between 7 to 12 pounds. Persian are sweet, quiet and elegant and they have a flat face and wide eyes. Beware of excessive tearing issue on your Persian Cat and do wipe the eye corners to prevent the stain and eye-infection disease. They don’t like noisy environment and only get close to its pet owner but not to strangers.  Persian are indoor cat. They are gentle, not a great jumper and likes to roam in her own territory only. Persian have long fur and need to be combed daily especially around ears and armpit area to prevent matting.


Originated from Southeast Asia and the Indian Coast, they have soft & silky fur, with an almond-shaped eyes and normally weight around 8 to 12 pounds. Stay medium in size with a muscular body, Abyssinian cat have high curiosity and not prefer being picked up by human. They constantly want to be involved in your activity and you have a busy lifestyle and make sure you get another cat companion for Abyssinian. They have a quiet and soft voice, eagerly to explore every corner and height in the house within his reach. As their fur is short and they do not need be brushed and bathed oftenly.


Highly intelligent and active cat with its weight from 8 to 17 pounds, Bengal cat is not the type of cat that will sit on your lap gently. He is an athlete cat and likes to jump, run and explore. They have a leopard-look spot with the spot comes in chocolate brown or black color. Their height can reach about 13 to 16 inches tall. Bengal cat require attention and engaging response from their owner and you are acting not interested with his invitation to play and that will lead to boredom and misbehavior problem. They are not fond of water and like to play with your aquarium if you have one. They groom themselves adequately and occasional bathing may be required.

 We hope you learned about the common breeds of cats in America! Also check out information about presidential dogs.

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