The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2016

February 12, 2017

Three-peat for the Exotic as the “Most Popular” Cat Breed

 

The Exotic breed takes the title as the most popular cat breed three years in a row according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).

The announcement is based on registrations that took place from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

 

GC, BW, NW WALLHALA PLUS ULTRA OF SHOU SHOU
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2016, GC, BW, NW Wallhala Plus Ultra of Shou Shou, a blue tabby & white male, bred by Francisco Iniesta and owned by Ren Fei.

Here is the list of the top 10 breeds based on registration:

RANKBREED
1Exotic
2Ragdoll
3British Shorthair
4Persian
5Maine Coon Cat
RANKBREED
6American Shorthair
7Scottish Fold
8Sphynx
9Abyssinian
10Devon Rex

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.