2024's most popular cat breeds

Russian blue cat
Margaret Davies

Here are the top 10 most owned breeds of beautiful cat this year.

If you're looking to own a new cat or kitten in the coming weeks in months, picking the perfect breed will be paramount in your thoughts.

However, as many cat owners will tell you, once you get a cat, your life will never be the same – in the best possible way!

But choosing the right environment and the correct breed for your home is equally as important.

Some people get so besotted with their kitty cat that they end up with another, with reports the average cat owner actually owns a minimum of two cats.

Cats are extremely different in personality and with each kitty comes their very own needs and cute little features, ensuring each owner gets a unique experience of their lovable pet.

Here are the most popular cat breeds in the UK in 2024.

1. British Shorthair

Energetic and independent, the British Shorthair is one of the world's popular cat breeds. Friendly in nature, this breed often gravitates to one household member.

2. Ragdoll

Complete with a stunning coat, the Ragdoll cat breed is gorgeous to look at but also a great fit for elderly owners due to their calm and - often sleepy - temperament.

3. Siberian

The Siberian cat breed is one of the UK's most popular breeds due to its stunning, thick coat and patient nature. They can also be trained fairly easily!

4. Bengal

The friendly and composed Bengal cat breed is the most popular in the United Kingdom due its kind nature and strong ability to bond with everyone in the household.

5. European Shorthair

Often shy to begin with, the European Shorthair is actually extremely warm and loving once they get used to their surroundings and owners. 

6. Ragamuffin

The large and lovely Ragamuffin cat breed is one of the friendliest breeds around. They have thick, gorgeous fur though it is easy to manage. A cat breed that would be great for most owners.

7. Cheetoh

These large, domesticated cats have beautiful markings but also a very calm and measured attitude to life.

8. Russian Blue

Popular amongst those who suffer from allergies due to it's lack of fur shedding and being easy to groom, the Russian Blue is both beautiful and friendly.

9. Maine Coon

One of the largest cat breeds on the planet, the Maine Coon is very chilled out and independent as they come. Don't let that fool you though, as this breeds loves to play chase and is very good at learning new tricks.

10. Himalayan

Not the most social of cat breeds, the Himalayan cat is not the most patient and often enjoy their own company.

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