Soft, cuddly, furry, and fluffy -- cats are some of nature’s
cutest creatures. A number of breeds stand out as particularly
adorable, and these “awww”-inducing felines are hard to resist.
If you want a cat who will melt your heart with just one look,
consider one of these charming choices among the cutest cat
The teddy bear-like British Shorthair is a large cat with big,
round eyes. These cats have soft, dense coats, and are most
often seen in the blue-gray variety. British Shorthairs are
sweet, people-oriented cats, though they are usually not fond
of being carried.
The fluffy blue-eyed Birman is an enchanting cat available in a
rainbow of colors, though all Birmans have one special feature
-- white paws. This gentle and loving breed is easy to handle,
and gets along well with other pets.
A relatively rare breed, the Chartreux is a bulky cat with
shimmering copper eyes and a waterproof blue coat. Their most famous feature is
a narrowing muzzle that gives the impression of a permanent
smile. The Chartreux is highly intelligent and adaptable --
they are comfortable with travel
and don’t mind being alone. These very affectionate cats often
choose to dote on one special member of the family.
This famously flat-faced breed epitomizes cuteness. These cats
are soft and round, and their adorable stumpy noses and
endearing facial expressions make them one of the most beloved
breeds. The Exotic is not only cute, they are also very
agreeable cats with a calm and gentle disposition. They make
excellent lap cats, and do not like
being left alone for long periods of time.
The Persian and the Exotic Shorthair share all of the same
charming features with one exception -- the Persian’s long and
heavy coat. These snub-nosed cats require regular grooming to
reign in mats and tangles that can be a side effect of their
thick, flowing fur. The Persian is a very composed and quiet
cat who loves to be petted and pampered.
Large and laid-back, the Ragdoll gets their name from their
docile temperament. These cats are extremely well-behaved, and
tend to be more interested in humans than many other breeds.
The Ragdoll will greet you at the door, follow you around, and
sleep on top of you -- basically, they like to be where you
are. These cuddly and easy to care for cats are perfect for
people with busy lifestyles.
Tiny animals can be irresistible, and the Singapura is no
exception. These little cats are the smallest of all the
domestic breeds, weighing in at just 5-6 pounds for females and
6-8 pounds for males. These active, outgoing, and loving cats
have a habit of following their owners around, garnering them a
reputation as “pesky people cats.”
The friendly and devoted Scottish Fold is best known for one
darling feature -- a pair of folded ears. This unique attribute
gives these cats the appearance of an owl or teddy bear.
Scottish Folds are very active and playful cats who stay lively
Beautiful Black Cat Breeds
Black cats have a rich history steeped in folklore. You may
have heard the saying “don’t let a black cat cross your path!”
This superstition comes from the early Western cultural belief
that black cats were related to witches and were thus
harbingers of bad luck, especially if one crossed your path.
However other cultures (such as those of Ancient Egypt and
Japan) saw the bright side of these dark creatures, and
assigned them supernatural powers of positivity and good
fortune. Whatever you wish to believe, there’s no question that
a solid black cat is something to behold. Below are some
popular cat breeds that are available in the sleekest of all
An ideal family breed, the American Shorthair is known for
their good health and kind temperament. These cats are
resistant to many hereditary diseases.
The panther-like Bombay (pictured above) is famous for their
shiny black coat and shimmering copper eyes. Friendly and
intelligent, the Bombay enjoys human and animal companionship
and likes to stay active.
This calm and cuddly breed has a sturdy body and a dense, plush
coat. The British Shorthair looks something like a cartoon cat
with a permanent smile and prominent whisker pads.
This sleek, slender breed started out as barn cats in Cornwall,
England in the 1950s. Today, these cats have attentive and
jovial personalities and make good pets for allergy sufferers
because of their short and wavy coats.
The smart, playful, and attentive Devon Rex has large ears and
a unique curled coat. Agile and acrobatic, these cats love
games of fetch and hide-and-seek.
A loyal and loveable cat, the Exotic Shorthair has an adorable
teddy bear-like appearance. Their soft and luxurious coat
requires only minimal grooming.
Known as the “gentle giant,” the large Maine Coon is a sweet
and intelligent longhair breed. Their heavy, glossy coat is
This cousin to the Siamese is a curious and intelligent breed
that craves interaction and attention. The Oriental is perhaps
the most colorful of all the breeds as they are available in
over 300 different colors and patterns.
The Persian is a longhair breed known for their sweet and
laid-back disposition. These affectionate cats have been the
most popular purebred cat in the United States for a number of
The friendly and spirited Scottish Fold can be recognized by
their distinctive folded over ears. This breed is capable of
adapting quickly to new people, situations, and environments.
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