The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2014

February 16, 2015

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The Exotic Breed Takes Over Top Spot from Persian Breed

Pictured: CFA's Best Exotic for 2014, GC, BW, NW Dandys Hey Jude of Ivy Cat, a cream spotted tabby male, bred by Natalie Blakeley and P & R Degolyer and owned by Natalie Blakeley and Pam Degolyer.

Busy cat owners who like the look of a Persian, but don’t have time for daily grooming sessions, have made the Exotic the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) registration statistics. The Exotic is bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The thick, plush, short coat gives the Exotic a soft, rounded, teddy bear look.

Rankings below are based on registration totals for the period January 1 - December 31, 2014.

1   Exotic
2   Persian
3   Maine Coon Cat
4   Ragdoll
5   British Shorthair
6   American Shorthair
7   Abyssinian
8   Sphynx
9   Siamese
10   Scottish Fold
11   Cornish Rex
12   Devon Rex
13   Oriental
14   Norwegian Forest Cat
15   Birman
16   Burmese
17   Siberian
18   Tonkinese
19   Russian Blue
20   Egyptian Mau
21   Ocicat
22   Singapura
23   Manx
24   Japanese Bobtail
25   Selkirk Rex
26   Household Pet
27   American Curl
28   Chartreux
29   Somali
30   Turkish Angora
31   Colorpoint Shorthair
32   Balinese/Javanese
33   RagaMuffin
34   European Burmese
35   Bombay
36   Havana Brown
37   American Bobtail
38   Turkish Van
39   Burmilla
40   LaPerm
41   Korat
42   American Wirehair
43   Chinese Li Hua

Pictured: CFA's Best Persian for 2014, GC, BW, NW Belamy's Desiderata of Cinema, a calico female, bred by Monika Vowe and owned by Blake Mayes, Dennis Adler and Connie Stewart.

Pictured: CFA's Best Maine Coon Cat for 2014, GC, BW, NW Maine Lvrs Phoenix of Abizaq, a red tabby & white male, bred by Michelle Chaffee and Anne Jones and owned by Martha & Norman Auspitz and Beth & Tom Feininger.

Pictured: CFA's Best Ragdoll for 2014, GC, BW, RW Angelgirls Prince Charming, a blue point & white male, bred by Lance Houghton and owned by Zhao Zi Hong.

Pictured: CFA's Best British Shorthair for 2014, GC, BW, DW Ambritt Meastro-Of-Rock-N-Roll, a blue male, bred by Julie & Aaron Maas and owned by Chengbin Ma.


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