The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2012
January 31, 2013
Persian and Exotic Rank #1 and #2 For the Second Straight Year!
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats – has recently announced their most popular cat breeds for 2012, based on registration totals for the period January 1 – December 31, 2012. CFA, a not-for-profit registry, is the most well-known and influential cat registry in the world.
Fans of the Persian understand why the Persian has been number one for so long. Their long flowing coat, coupled with a sweet, gentle, personality allows Persians to blend into most households once they are secure in their new environment.
Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2012:
|3||Maine Coon Cat|
|13||Norwegian Forest Cat|
|42||Chinese Li Hua|
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.™
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., a not-for-profit association of member clubs and the world’s most influential registry of pedigreed cats has been preserving, celebrating and protecting cats since 1906. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit https://www.cfa.org.