The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2015

February 1, 2016

The Exotic Breed Takes Top Spot for Second Year

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats – has recently announced their most popular cat breeds for 2015, based on registration totals for the period January 1 – December 31, 2015. 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 TOMBROCK'S CHOPIN
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2015, GC, BW, NW Tombrock’s Chopin, a black male, bred by Salvatore Cuccu & Giovanni Giordano and owned by Maria Cristina Bertello, Salvatore Cuccu & Giovanni Giordano.

Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2015:

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