Let’s get something straight right away: all cats are cute. That’s a fact. However, certain breeds do tip the cuteness scale a little bit more in their favor. Whether it is the wide-eyed look of the British Shorthair, the decorative ears of the American Curl or the charm of the ancient Manx, the felines on this list have a little extra something that brings out the “aww”s from admirers:
Large, laid-back and semi-longhaired, a Ragdoll cat is sure to captivate you, says Isabelle Bellavance, Ragdoll breed council secretary for the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA). A pointed breed with piercing eyes, a Ragdoll body is lighter in color than the face, legs, tail and ears, which undeniably adds to the overall cuteness of the breed. An affectionate breed, a Ragdoll, will greet you at the door, enjoy a cuddle and like to be wherever you happen to be.
Look at the Scottish Fold and try not to squeal with delight. It’s almost impossible. With those trademark ears that fold forward and downward due to a spontaneous mutation, a Scottish Fold gives the impression of a pixie or an owl. The descendants of barnyard cats, they are overall sturdy cats. Their dispositions match their sweet faces—they are affectionate, have small voices and are undemanding.
When you meet an American Curl, you will be immediately struck by his unmistakable curled back ears. Michael Bull, American Curl breed council secretary for the CFA, says the American Curl is a very people-oriented cat. If you live with a Curl, you can look forward to being awakened by gentle eyelid pats and nose kisses. Intelligent and dog-like, the Curl will get along well with other pets and is not overly talkative but they will occasionally express themselves with little cooing sounds.
Appropriately named as they often go limp when held, you’ll want to do nothing more than cuddle with this luxurious feline. Laura Gregory, Ragamuffin breed council secretary for the CFA, says that the Ragamuffin’s personality matches their sweet faces. With a personality that aims to please, they can be taught to fetch and may even be open to harness and leash training. Sharing a strong bond with their family, Ragamuffins are great with children and other pets.
More than just a cute face, the American Bobtail is very intelligent and known for their love of playing games. Shelby Friemoth, American Bobtail breed council secretary for the CFA, says that Bobtails will often demonstrate their strong hunting instincts by catching insects mid-air and stalking toys. Medium-to-large cats with a rectangular body, the breed was developed by natural selection. Their tail is short, flexible and very expressive and, along with their other features, gives the breed a similar look to the bobtailed wildcat.
Part-cat, part-teddy bear, the Exotic is 100 percent cute. Penni Richter, Exotic breed council secretary for the CFA, says that for people who love the look of a Persian but can’t meet the demands of daily grooming, an Exotic may be the answer. Bred to meet the Persian standard, an Exotic is unique in one respect: their coat. The Exotic’s coat is thick, dense, plush and short. Thus it requires less combing and will not mat or tangle. Easygoing and a sweet, this loyal companion loves to cuddle but won’t demand your attention 24/7.
An affectionate and undeniably cute breed, Cynthia Byrd, British Shorthair breed council secretary for the CFA, that the British Shorthair can become very attached to their people. Easily trained and adaptable, the British Shorthair is a medium to large size cat that is not known for acrobatics and they may be clumsy at times, making them all the more adorable.
While the Birman’s ancestry is a bit of a mystery, the overall cute factor of the Birman is evident. Karen Lane, Birman breed council secretary for the CFA, says the Birman has many folktales regarding their history and unique markings but that Birmans all possess the special feature of beautiful white paws. Birmans come in multiple colors including seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, red, and cream. While lush in appearance, the refined Birman has a single-length, soft, silky coat. If you open your home to a Birman, you will never be alone.
What the Manx lacks in a tail, he makes up for in charm. The lack of tail was caused by a mutation that more than likely originated among the native shorthair population and spread. Susan Murphy, Manx breed council secretary for the CFA, says the Manx is intelligent, has a strong constitution and is active without being hyperactive. This jolly breed is very playful and a devoted family member
Original article from pawculture.com