The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2013

February 3, 2014

Persian and Exotic Rank #1 and #2 For the Third Straight Year… and the Persian holds the Top Spot For Over 30 Years!

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats – has recently announced their most popular cat breeds for 2013, based on registration totals for the period January 1 – December 31, 2013. 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 AOL MAMBO
Pictured: CFA’s Best Persian for 2013, GC, BW, NW AOL Mambo, a black male, bred by Aleksejs Dergachovs, owned by O. Grin and A. Dergachovs.

Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2013:

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