Are you looking for a friendly yet independent feline companion that suits your personality?
A cat can be your best friend and a family member. However, not all felines are created equal. Cats are one-of-a-kind for a variety of reasons. With so many different breeds around, cat parents may find it overwhelming to select the best option. Find out the ten most popular domestic cat breeds in Malaysia!
Top 10 Trending Cat Breeds
1. British Shorthair
A British shorthair is usually referred to as a teddy bear in the feline world. Their adorable features include a round face, floppy ears, and stubby legs, making them a chubby ball of fluff that people love. Their tails are thick and usually, taper towards the rounded tip. Black, blue, white, red, cream, silver, golden, and, most recently, cinnamon and fawn are only a few of the colors available for British Shorthairs.
2. Munchkin Cat
Meet the Munchkin cat, one of the most adorable feline breeds around. Its stubby legs are reminiscent of Corgis and Dachshunds, but this kitty has had its share of both fans and critics. These cats come in three sizes: standard, super-short, and rug-hugger.
3. Ragdoll Cat
Originally from the US, Ragdolls are among the largest domesticated cats. If you are looking for a responsive companion, a Ragdoll is your ideal choice because it does not hesitate to show affection. This breed has pleasant manners and is easy to live with.
4. Bengal Cat
It’s easy to spot a Bengal cat: just look for its leopard-like mottled coat. Contrary to its fearsome appearance, this hybrid feline has a sweet temperament and unwavering loyalty. A Bengal cat is always inquisitive and alert.
5. Persian Cat
One of the oldest domesticated cats, this breed is known for its stunning long-haired coat. Persians are fondly referred to as the cat with a mushed face. This calm and friendly cat is ideal for small apartments.
6. Siamese Cat
This breed originated in Thailand, which was then called Siam. A Siamese cat is best known for its unique coat markings. Among all domesticated cats, the Siamese is one of the most vocal. They like to "talk" (meow) every day about their adventures.
7. Sphynx Cat
This breed is widely popular because of its nearly hairless beauty, enormous ears, and wrinkled skin. They like to engage in acrobatics in exchange for attention and cuddles. A Sphynx cat usually has a distinct sense of humor, which contrasts with its dour expression.
8. American Shorthair
The ancestors of this cat came to the New World by ship, where they were prized ratters. Now, these felines are sought after because they are low maintenance yet affectionate. An American Shorthair likes attention but is not clingy and great with children.
9. Maine Coon
This imposing but adorable feline hails from its namesake state. Not surprisingly, it is the official cat of Maine. Dubbed as "a dog among cats,” these gentle and fluffy giants are excellent hunters.
10. Himalayan Cat
Also known as the Colourpoint Persian, which resulted from the crossbreeding of Persian and Siamese. The Himalayan is an excellent indoor companion; it is more vocal and talks more than the Persian, but quieter than the Siamese. A Himalayan cat is happiest when stretched out beside your lap or napping on the couch. It is placid but would sometimes have kitten-like outbursts.
Give Adoption a Chance
Before purchasing a cat, people should think twice. Giving a kitten or cat in need a home and a heart is a beautiful thing to do. Until buying, we hope everyone considers adopting or rescuing. However, if you must buy, please do so in a responsible manner. But no matter your choice, one thing’s for sure: A cat can be the best companion you can ever have.
Find out the top 5 cats adoption centers in Malaysia.