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Most Popular Cat Breeds in The UK

With over 20% of the UK population owning an approximate 10.5 million pet cats, there’s no denying the fact us Britains really do love our feline friends.

Around cities, towns and the streets of Britain a mass array of cat breeds prowling, peeking round corners and casually sneaking along fences.

Having distinguishing features like their fur, ears, size, personalities, and colour, our breeds could not be more different from one another. To find out more about Britain’s individual cat breeds just keep reading through our website, and remember that all the cat scratchers and cat trees we sell on this website are handmade in the UK.

If its the first time you’ve looked into buying a Cat Scratching Post or Cat Tree you’re in for a treat, when your feline friend first receives their new toy you’ll start to notice more  the traits and personalities of your furry friend..

With so many different breeds out there (not just Britains favourite cats)  the real question is, which is the most popular in the UK ? Everyone one of us will have our own favourites, so it’s not that easy to choose.

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British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is the oldest recorded cat breed in England and has always been very popular among cat owners.

They are loved for their larger than life personality, their round bodies, short, thick and plush coat and their round, happy faces which make them perfect for a squishy cuddle.

Luckily their placid, affectionate nature means they usually reciprocate your love and hugs, so they’re the perfect choice for someone who dreams of snuggling with their cat on the sofa.

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Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is without a doubt the largest breed of domesticated cat. In fact, the largest ever cat was a Maine Coon called Stewie who measured a huge 48.5 inches long.

Their massive appearance is matched only by their very affectionate, sweet natured and gentle personalities which makes them one of the UK’s most loved cats.

Past their loving nature, they also can’t resist clowning around and love to sleep in peculiar places, which can be hilarious due to their size and shaggy coat.

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The Siamese cat is a sophisticated breed that originated in Thailand, hence the name (Siam being the old name for Thailand).

They are perhaps one of the most recognisable breeds thanks to their colouring which is typically a light coloured coat with dark ‘points’, points being ears, feet, tails and faces.

They’re also known for their love of talking. They are incredibly vocal and will talk to you throughout the day whether you want to listen or not.

You can expect plenty of snuggles on your lap or beside you in bed from this intelligent, loving and affectionate breed.

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The Persian is a very elegant breed who has an incredibly sweet nature that has made them a very popular breed for many years.

They have a long slim body with a round head and a snub nose, chubby cheeks and big round eyes.

They are generally a docile breed who will happily either sit on your lap or elsewhere and view the goings on from afar.

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Bengal cats are renowned for their handsome features and striking spots which gives them an exotic look just like a miniature leopard.

Their spots are a result of breeding between domestic cats and the wild Asian Leopard Cat.

As well as their unique looks, they are exceptionally intelligent, loyal and loving with a seemingly endless amount of energy.

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The Sphynx which is by far the most recognisable breed thanks to their lack of fur, in place of which they have a suede like coat that makes them warm and soft to the touch.

Despite what could be perceived as a slightly evil look, they are in fact a very sweet natured, affectionate cat who loves people and will do almost anything for attention.

It doesn’t take long for owners to fall in love with their Sphynx thanks to their loving nature and clown like personality.

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The Ragdoll, so named because they go completely limp when they’re held, is one of the biggest domestic cats, yet they are also one of the most calm and friendly.

Their lovable temperament is matched only by their adorable looks. In fact, they look just like big cuddly teddy bears with a super fluffy coat, incredible blue eyes and large, round, tufted paws.

They are very affectionate and just love attention, often following you around the house and loving nothing more than to snuggle on your lap and have a snooze.

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Savannah Cat

 The Savannah Cat, like the Bengal, is bred from a domestic cat and a wild cat, this time the medium-sized African Serval.

They’re elegant and lean with long legs, a graceful neck and tall ears and they have distinctive spots which show off their wild heritage.

Savannah’s are a playful, adventurous and loyal breed with a mild temperament that makes them a wonderful companion, even with other pets and children.

With a Savannah, you will want to keep your guard up, because they’re known to be a bit of a prankster.

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Russian Blue

The Russian Blue gets their name from their beautiful coat and their origins which, although not certain, is believed to be Russia.

They are a very smart looking breed, with an elegant and slender body, a velvety soft blue coat and stunning green eyes.

They are a gentle, quiet cat with a reserved nature which can make them shy, especially with strangers.

Despite their slightly shy nature, they do love to play. They love to jump or climb to high places where they can survey their surroundings and decide for themselves if they want to join in.

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Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is simply adorable and their appearance and personality have made them very popular.

Their popularity has also increased rapidly in recent years thanks to their famous friends. For example, if you look at Taylor Swift’s social media, you will find plenty of images of her very own Scottish Fold.

Perhaps their most defining feature is their namesake, with around 50% of all Scottish Folds having folded ears which range from single fold, to double or even triple fold.

They’re a very affectionate breed who love human attention whether that human is big or small, young or old. They’re also incredibly easy going and seem to have the perfect balance of playfulness, energy and need for attention.

It’s not just their ears that make the Scottish Fold stand out. They are also known for getting in hilarious positions, most notably standing up like a meerkat.