page title icon What Are the Cutest Cat Breeds?

by Linda Mathews Last Updated June 28, 2021

Selecting a cat breed can be difficult, but selecting the prettiest cat breed is a true challenge for most people who want to have a new feline at home. A cat is a cute creature itself.

You can hardly find anyone who doesn’t like petting a sweet cat or playing with adorable kittens. However, it is no secret that some breeds of cats are capable of melting people’s hearts much faster than others.

Check out 20 of the cutest cat breeds and find out what makes people adore these nicest breeds more than the average.

Top 20 Cutest Cat Breeds

The list of 20 sweetest kinds of cats with cute cat pictures makes it possible to understand why these breeds are a cut above the rest and which of these pretty breeds might suit you perfectly.

British Shorthair

British Shorthair

Being one of the cutest and most popular cat breeds in the world, British Shorthair cats are characterized by the appropriate coat. British shorthairs have cute short hair that is extremely thick and quite plush. Such felines impress people with awesome rounded features, yellow or blue eyes, and their calm and gentle temperament.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 7-17 pounds, males are usually heavier and larger than females

Length: 12-14 inches

Coat Length: short/dense

Coat Color: white / black / red / orange / blue / gray / beige / chocolate / brown / fawn / lilac

Life Expectancy: 15-20 years

Bengal Cat

Bengal

Among mixed cat species, Bengal cats constantly attract people’s attention because of their extraordinary wild look and soft and sweet nature.

Two different cat breeds – a leopard cat from Asia and a domestic house cat were merged into Bengal. Thus, on the outside, such felines look like a small copy of the leopard and, on the inside, they are kind, playful, and sociable.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-15 pounds

Length: 8-10 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: brown / chocolate / lavender / silver / sable

Life Expectancy: 9-15 years

Munchkin‌

Munchkin‌

One of the cutest domestic cat breeds – Munchkin – has an unusually short and stout stature that makes these mid sized cats with round eyes quite different from other cute pets.

Their short legs are a special feature of  Munchkin cat breeds that gave them popularity around the world. Despite this unique feature, Munchkin chunky cats are known as energetic and active felines with the cutest personality.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 6-9 pounds

Length: 5-7 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: white / black/ red / orange / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / sable / lilac

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Persian

Persian

This outstanding and adored cat breed on the planet is so sweet and stylish. It is difficult to resist the charm of the most beautiful cat with blue eyes in the world like a Persian.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 7-13 pounds

Length: 10-15 inches

Coat Length: long haired

Coat Color: white / black/ red / orange / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / beige / cinnamon / sable / lilac

Life Expectancy: 10-17 years

Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll

Ragdolls are large-sized, lovable, and pretty cats who get along perfectly with kids. These gorgeous cats can be featured as well-behaved, gentle, and affectionate domestic felines.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 10-20 pounds

Length: 9-11 inches

Coat Length: long haired

Coat Color: white / black/ red / orange / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / beige / cinnamon / sable / lilac

Life Expectancy: 13-18 years

Russian Blue Cat

Russian Blue

Russian Blue cats are at the top of gray cat breeds, although their silky coat contains a shade of blue, and this is their main peculiarity. These beautiful cats with blue eyes and blue coat are charming, loyal, and very cautious. Most cat lovers consider this breed hypoallergenic.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 7-12 pounds

Length: 9-11 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: blue / gray

Life Expectancy: 15-20 years

Maine Coon

Maine Coon

The largest and cutest cat ever existed is Maine Coon. Maine Coons with green eyes are graceful and sociable cats who love to play with the kids and generally hang out with their owners.  

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-18 pounds

Length: 10-16 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: white / black/ red / orange / blue / gray / chocolate / brown / beige / sable

Life Expectancy: 10-13 years

Birman Cat

Birman

So close to perfection, Birman is an ancient breed that has been appreciated for generations for its origin marking and mild nature. This long haired cat is energetic, curious, and loves to play with the kids.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 10-12 pounds

Length: 8-10 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: cream / beige / tan

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold

Cute cats with little folded ears are known as Scottish Fold; they have an easy-going and affectionate personality. Besides, these short haired blue cats aren’t too demanding for constant attention but strive for human interaction.

Breed Overview:

Weight: (female) 6-9 pound, (male) 9-13 pounds

Length: 8-10 inches

Coat Length: short / long / semi long

Coat Color: lavender / blue / gray / black / red / orange / cream / beige / tan

Life Expectancy: 11-14 years

American Bobtail

American Bobtail

American Bobtails can’t be mistaken. This is one most popular cat breeds that is known for its wild look and short bobbed tail. These cute fluffy cats are playful, loyal, laid back, and affectionate creatures. This breed is very curious, and you will see a cat sitting on various surfaces and exploring the surroundings.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 7-16 pounds

Length: 9-10 inches

Coat Length: long / short

Coat Color: chocolate / brown / sable / white, red / orange / lavender / blue / gray / black / red / orange / cream / beige / tan

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years

Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau is one of the most demanded species among spotted cat breeds. Such an exotic pet with a spotted coat should always be in the center of attention as the Egyptian Mau cats enjoy playing and communicating with people.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-12 pounds

Length: 7-11 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: black / ebony / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / sable

Life Expectancy: 9-13 years

Ragamuffin Cat

Ragamuffin

Those who are looking for the cutest cat in the world shouldn’t ignore such a large domestic cat breed as Ragamuffin. A lovely, gentle, and fuzzy giant with a long silky coat can leave no one indifferent.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 10-20 pounds

Length: 10-15 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: black / white / ebony / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / sable / lilac / fawn

Life Expectancy: 12-16 years

Siberian

Siberian

A loyal family friend and a charming cat who may look menacing, but this is only at first glance…. That’s all about Siberian. Its lovable and playful personality allows it to get along well with kids and other pets.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 12-15 pounds

Length: 10-12 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: black / white / ebony / blue / gray / lavender / silver / chocolate / brown / sable / fawn / lilac

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years

Abyssinian

Abyssinian

Abyssinian or shortly Aby belongs to the ancient and mysterious cat breed that can be easily taught new tricks and has a desire to accompany its owners around the house. Such cute cats are incredibly intelligent and curious. They are great natural explorers and look like real hunters while playing.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-12 pounds

Length: 8-10 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: blue / gray / chocolate / brown / sable

Life Expectancy: 9-13 years

LaPerm

LaPerm

At the top of cute cat breeds, LaPerm kittens are considered one of the most sought-after fur balls. Having a friendly personality and rather loud or maybe it is just proud purring, LaPerms can get the title of the cutest kitten in the world.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-10 pounds

Length: 6-10 inches

Coat Length: long / short / hairless

Coat Color: chocolate / brown / sable / red / orange / lavender / blue / gray / black / red / orange / cream / beige / tan

Life Expectancy: 10-15 years

Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora

The whitest and cutest cat in the world is the Turkish Angora cat. Being a highly smart and sociable feline, Turkish Angora usually develops close bonds with all family members and chooses a peculiar one to bond the closest with.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-15 pounds

Length: 9-14 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: black / ebony / lavender / blue / gray / black / red / orange / silver

Life Expectancy: 9-14 years

American Curl

American Curl

Thanks to the special ears, this breed got its name. A friendly, highly adaptable breed is great for the family with kids because American Curls have playful and active nature.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 10-15 pounds

Length: 9-12 inches

Coat Length: long / short

Coat Color: chocolate / brown / sable / red / orange / lavender / blue / gray / black / red / orange / cream / beige / tan / white

Life Expectancy: 12-16 years

Chartreux

Chartreux

A bit lazy but so adorable cat with French origins can be a good and loyal companion for the whole family. This independent creature is smart enough to entertain itself.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 6-12 pounds

Length: 9-11 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: blue / gray

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Cymric

Cymric

Being a real hunter, Cymric can be characterized as a very energetic, cautious, and intelligent feline. Cymric is a loyal companion.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 8-12 pounds

Length: 7-9 inches

Coat Length: long

Coat Color: brown / sable / red / blue / gray / black / cream / beige / tan / white

Life Expectancy: 9-13 years

Siamese

Siamese

Siamese includes different types of cats depending on their silky coat (blue point, lynx point, lilac point, flame point) and temperament peculiarities. However, all Siamese cats are pretty, sociable, and clever.

Breed Overview:

Weight: 6-14 pounds

Length: 8-10 inches

Coat Length: short

Coat Color: chocolate / brown / sable / white, red / orange / lavender / blue / gray / black / cream / beige / tan / white

Life Expectancy: 15-20 years

Conclusion

It doesn’t really matter what type of felines you like, all these cutest cat breeds are delightful and so sweet.

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