The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2014

February 16, 2015

The Exotic Breed Takes Over Top Spot from Persian Breed

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats – has recently announced their most popular cat breeds for 2014, based on registration totals for the period January 1 – December 31, 2014. CFA, a not-for-profit registry, is the most well-known and influential cat registry in the world.

Busy cat owners who like the look of a Persian, but don’t have time for daily grooming sessions, have made the Exotic the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) registration statistics.

The Exotic is bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The thick, plush, short coat gives the Exotic a soft, rounded, teddy bear look.

GC, BW, NW DANDYS HEY JUDE OF IVY CAT
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2014, GC, BW, NW Dandys Hey Jude of Ivy Cat, a cream spotted tabby male, bred by Natalie Blakeley and P & R Degolyer and owned by Natalie Blakeley and Pam Degolyer.

Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2014:

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