Just like dogs, cats come in a number of different breeds, each with their own unique set of characteristics. Some cat breeds are big, some are fluffy, some are short, some are bald -- cats run the gamut. And, just like dogs, different cat breeds have different life expectancies. While a number of cat breeds are expected to live to be around 12 years of age, others routinely make it into their 20s. That’s a pretty big gap!
Your cat's lifespan is more likely to be affected by their diet and lifestyle, but their breed’s average lifespan can be a handy piece of information to have. Here are the average lifespans of some of the most popular cat breeds.