Little-Known Facts About Top 10 Cat Breeds
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.
More on Vetstreet:
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.
The British Shorthair can come in many colors and patterns, but blue is the most popular. The breed was once known as the "British Blue" because he used to only come in that color.
Here’s a breed with quite a history: The American Shorthair came here on the Mayflower alongside settlers and pilgrims. And he may have been brought to the New World even earlier than that.
The striking Siamese has had quite a presence on the silver screen: The breed stars in “The Incredible Journey,” “The Aristocats” and “Lady and the Tramp."
Not all Scottish Folds have the breed’s signature folded ears, but they are still just as lovable.
- Why Does My Cat… Stare at Me?
- 10 Ways Your Kitty Shows You Love
- The Best and Worst Places to Pet Your Cat
- Most Popular Names for Persians, Ragdolls and More
- Find Your Perfect Dog or Cat With Our Breed Finder Quiz