Cats are one of the nation’s most loved pets, but if you’ve ever wondered which are the most popular breeds then pet food company Purina has compiled a list of the UK’s favourites
These are nine of the most popular breeds of cats, in no particular, according to Purina - do you agree?
This cat breed is active and playful, and has a beautiful semi-long silky coat that does not mat and a long bottle-brush tail. They also have brilliant blue eyes and a sweet expression (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
2. American Shorthair
These cats are medium to large in size, with males weighing 11 to 15 pounds and females weighing eight to 12 pounds. They are adaptable and good-natured, which makes them the ideal family companion (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
This cat breed is loving, smart and playful and they show their affection to people by following them around, sitting in their laps and cuddling them. They can also learn tricks, may come when called and can even learn to play fetch (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock
The Persian cat is a docile, quiet cat who enjoys a calm and relaxing environment. They enjoy sitting in their humans’ laps, but are independent and selective in who they show affection to (Photo: Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock