The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Breeds for 2017
March 26, 2018
The Exotic Breed Takes Top Spot for Fourth Year
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) – the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats – has recently announced their most popular cat breeds for 2017, based on registration totals for the period January 1 – December 31, 2017. 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.
Coming in as the second most favorite cat in registration is the Ragdoll, which is a particular favorite at the shows in China. A relatively new breed for CFA, the Ragdoll is a large, semi-longhaired cat with a reputation for being laid back and relaxed.
Rounding out the top three most popular breeds in CFA – according to overall registrations – is the British Shorthair.
Here’s the complete order of rankings, based on CFA’s registration totals during 2017:
|5||Maine Coon Cat|
|14||Norwegian Forest Cat|
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.