Top Ten Cat Breeds

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The following table lists the top ten cat breeds in the United States for 2006 and 2012, according to the Cat Fanciers' Association, including Persian, Maine Coon, Siamese, Sphynx, and more.

Rank* 2006 2012
1. Persian Persian
2. Maine Coon Exotic
3. Exotic Maine Coon
4. Siamese Ragdoll
5. Ragdoll Abyssinian
6. Abyssinian Sphynx
7. Birman American Shorthair
8. American Shorthair British Shorthair
9. Oriental Siamese
10. Sphynx Devon Rex
*Based on registration statistics for the years 2006 and 2012.
Source: Cat Fanciers' Association