The Ragdoll remained the most popular cat breed in the world in 2021 according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association

Ragdoll cat

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The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has determined the most popular cat breeds of 2021 and the fluffy ragdoll has retained the top spot for the fourth consecutive year.

The ranking – which the CFA produces each year based on global breeder registration totals – is not an official tally of all cats of the world, but a reflection of purebred cats bred, adopted and registered throughout the year.

While the top ten races are the same as in 2020, there are a few changes in their rankings. Most notably, the Maine Coon edged out the Exotic Shorthair as the second most popular cat, the highest the breed has ranked since 2013. It’s also the first year the Exotic Shorthair hasn’t ranked among any of the two best breeds. We send our love to these flat-faced cuties.

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Further down the list, the fanciful-looking Devon rex overtook the teddy-bear-like British shorthair for fifth place. And, in a win for allergy-prone cat lovers everywhere, the Sphynx retained 10th place to prove that hairless cats are just as adorable in all their bald, wrinkled glory.

Check out the full list of the most popular cat breeds in 2021 below:

  1. rag doll

  2. maine coon

  3. Exotic Shorthair

  4. Persian

  5. Devon rex

  6. british shorthair

  7. Abyssinian

  8. american shorthair

  9. Scottish fold

  10. Sphynx

Now it’s up to you to decide:

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