Fellow cat lovers, we bet you already know so many things about kitties. You can probably name at least 15 different breeds off the top of your head and we’re sure you can proudly boast of the animal’s many amazing abilities. But how much do you know about the most popular cat breeds registered with the Cat Fanciers’ Association? Sure, you may know their general disposition and what they look like. But do you know their origins? Are you familiar with their nicknames? We’re sharing some fascinating facts about the top 10 cat breeds that will make you appreciate your favorite felines even more.
Did you know the Exotic Shorthair has a funny nickname? He’s
often called “the lazy man’s Persian” because he shares the Persian’s adorable
face, but his short, plush coat is not nearly as high-maintenance.
The Persian comes in two types: show and traditional.
Persians have always been bred to have a round head, short face, snub nose, chubby
cheeks and a short, cobby body, but the traditional Persian’s features are not
as extreme as the show Persian’s.
Many myths surround the origins of the Maine Coon. Is he a cross between a cat and a raccoon? Well, his name suggests that
they could be related, and the breed does bear a likeness to the nocturnal
animal. But it’s all just the stuff of legend; it's not biologically possible for the two to create offspring.