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.

 

GC, BW, NW MARADAN TIRO SEGURO OF EL SHURINGA
Pictured: CFA’s Best Persian for 2012, GC, BW, NW Maradan Tiro Seguro of El Shuringa, a red male, bred by Luis Garcia Maurino, owned by Claudia Sooder.

Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2012:

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