8 Of The Most Common Cat Breeds

By Sharon Dawson March 18, 2024, 1:07 PM

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1. Savannah

Savannah cats are a hybrid breed created by crossing domestic cats with servals, a wild African cat species. They are tall and slender with long legs, large ears, and short coats with spotted or marbled patterns. Savannahs can weigh between 12-25 pounds or more.

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2. Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cats are large, sturdy cats with long, thick fur and tufted ears. They are well-adapted to cold climates and have a playful and outgoing temperament. Norwegian Forest Cats can weigh between 10-20 pounds or more.

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3. Ragdoll

Ragdoll cats are known for their large size, striking blue eyes, and gentle, affectionate nature. They have sturdy bodies and semi-long coats that are soft and silky to the touch. Ragdolls can weigh between 10-20 pounds or more.

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4. Maine Coon

Maine Coons are one of the largest and most well-known domestic cat breeds. They have muscular bodies, tufted ears, bushy tails, and long, flowing coats. Adult males can weigh between 13-18 pounds or more, with some reaching up to 25 pounds or more.

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5. British Shorthair

British Shorthair cats are known for their round faces, dense coats, and chunky bodies. While they may not be as long as some other breeds, they have substantial weight, with adult males weighing between 9-18 pounds or more.

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6. Siberian

Siberian cats are known for their thick, water-repellent triple coat and large, rounded eyes. They are well-adapted to cold climates and have a friendly and sociable nature. Siberians can weigh between 10-20 pounds or more.

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7. Chausie

Chausie cats are a hybrid breed created by crossing domestic cats with jungle cats (Felis chaus). They have a wild appearance with large, muscular bodies, short coats, and long legs. Chausies can weigh between 10-20 pounds or more.

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8. American Bobtail

American Bobtails are known for their short, bobbed tails and sturdy, athletic bodies. They have a wild appearance and are known for their intelligence and affectionate nature. American Bobtails can weigh between 7-16 pounds or more.

8 Of The Most Common Cat Breeds