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12 Most Beautiful Cat Breeds (With Pictures)

There are many different cat breeds in the world, some considered more playful than others, and some thought of as more independent than others. There are also remarkably beautiful cat breeds out there that deserve attention. So, we’ve decided to scout out the luxurious breeds in the world that are thought of as beautiful. What we have come up with here is a list of 12 of the most beautiful cat breeds in existence.

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1. Persian

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Persian cats are popular around the world due to their beautifully luxurious coat. These cats have cute round ears and bright round eyes that are hard to resist. They’re super comfortable to cuddle up with, and they love showing affection to their human family members. These cats have playful personalities that make them seem like kittens even as full-grown adults.

They typically want to sleep in bed with their owners, but they are smart enough to learn how to stay in their beds. They’ll never turn down an opportunity to curl up in a lap or stretch out under a sunny window. This breed also gets along with other cats and sometimes dogs, if they are raised around them.


2. Siamese

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These gorgeous cats are believed to have originated between the 14th and 18th centuries, making them one of the oldest breeds in the world. They have dazzling eyes that seem to tell a story. Some people are surprised to know that Siamese cats come in a wide variety of colors, include cream, chocolate, and even blue.

Siamese cats are highly sociable and don’t like spending time alone, so they should always have another cat or a human companion around to keep them company. They can get along with kids well, but they don’t enjoy being teased, so young kids should be supervised while spending time around them. Overall, these are great family cats that have a great deal of love to offer and never seem to cause too much trouble.


3. Himalayan

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These cats are similar to the Siamese, except they typically have markings on their ears, face, feet, and tail. The Himalayan has long, silky fur that is nice to look at but requires daily grooming to keep the fur from getting tangled or matted up. They’re playful and get along extremely well with children and other animals

Luckily, this beautiful breed doesn’t talk much, and they aren’t overly active. But they do like to play and get in on all the action that happens at home throughout the day. They can be shy around strangers, but they are bound to always be front and center once they warm up and become comfortable.


4. Turkish Angora

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This graceful cat breed exudes luxury with every step. They have well-built, agile bodies and coats of fine hair that is smooth and soft to the touch. These cats come in a few different colors, such as white, chocolate, and lavender. The Turkish Angora is good-natured and patient, yet they expect to be a part of everything that is going on within their household.

They are curious and won’t hesitate to check out all the odds and ends that family members leave laying around the house. They love to talk and will hold conversations for hours sometimes. They are also a bit rambunctious and love to play, so they need access to toys and maybe even another cat to keep themselves entertained.


5. Ragamuffin

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The Ragamuffin’s fur is extremely thick and dense, which gives this breed the appearance of being larger than they really are. They are as soft and luxurious as the other beautiful cat breeds on our list, but what’s unique about them is that their fur is so long around the neck that it looks like they are wearing a shawl.

These cats are laidback and even-tempered, making them a great companion option for families living in apartment settings. They don’t mind spending time at home alone, yet they would probably enjoy having an animal companion to spend time with. Their shy nature may result in them hiding under the bed or in a corner when visitors are in the house.


6. Ragdoll

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This breed is large and athletic with a coat of long, beautiful fur. They typically have markings on their ears, face, and sometimes legs. They’re considered lazy by many and can usually be found lounging around like a ragdoll. These cats do not demand much attention and instead prefer to be left to their own devices so they can relax.

The Ragdoll is loyal and trusting, even if they do spend most of their time lazing around on their own. However, their docile personality makes them susceptible to becoming obese and developing health problems like diabetes. Their food intake can be managed by offering two or three small meals throughout the day.


7. Manx

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The Manx is a stocky cat with round features and a thick, soft coat that comes in many colors like white, black, silver, and tortoiseshell. Their coat must be brushed out daily to keep it soft and tangle-free. They don’t typically have tails, but instead, it’s more of a stump that’s cute and playful looking. That said, some Manx are born with tails just like most other cat breeds are. These sweet kitties love to snuggle and to get attention from their human family members. They tend to be lazy most of the day, but the Manx does like to play with toys, people, and other animals between long naps.


8. Maine Coon

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These cats have fluffy hair that reminds some people of clouds. Their relaxed attitude and laidback disposition make them a great pet for quiet households. They do like attention but don’t demand it all day long, like some cats do. They do tend to follow their family members around the house, but they generally just watch what’s going on and stay out of the way.

The Maine Coon is extremely smart and can learn to come when their name is called. Some cats of this breed love the water and will happily bathe in the bathtub or swim in the backyard swimming pool. Being people-oriented, these kitties tend to greet visitors with enthusiasm instead of running away to hide.


9. Birman

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These gorgeous cats feature semi-long hair that is thick and fluffy. Their tail fur is usually thicker than the coat covering the rest of their body. They have blue eyes and almost always have white bodies, although they may display dark coloring on the tail, legs, and head. Super affectionate, the Birman thrives when in the company of their family members.

They don’t like to be left at home alone, but they are happy to do so if they have companion animals to spend their time with. Therefore, owners who work every day can successfully care for one of these cats in a multi-pet household. Not particularly active or lazy, these cats are also quiet. Yet, they are curious and playful enough to engage with household members periodically throughout the day.


10. Bombay

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The striking Bombay cat has jet black fur and bright green eyes that make them look like they’ve come straight out of a Halloween movie. However, they have a sweet nature and a playful attitude that delights children and adults alike. These cats won’t lay around and snooze all day long. Instead, they prefer checking out the daily changes in their environment and playing with toys.

If they get bored, the Bombay is known to destroy furniture and personal belongings, so they aren’t the right cat for those who don’t have much time throughout the day to pay attention to them. These kitty-cats are solid and agile, but they could become overweight easily if they don’t have an opportunity to exercise every day. Overall, these are good cats for busy households with many family members who have plenty of time to spend with them.


11. Scottish Fold

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The most unique thing about this cat breed is their folded ears that are close to the head and exude a sense of curiosity. These kitties are sensitive, quiet, and intelligent. They should be managed with a gentle hand to bring out their bright and loyal personality. They love to eat and are food motivated, making them ideal for owners who want to teach their cats tricks.

The Scottish Fold enjoys the company of humans of all ages, as well as other cats and animals like dogs and ferrets. They’ll cuddle with their animal companions just as they would with a human family member. Unfortunately, this breed is prone to getting stiff tail, which can be painful for them when they are not handled properly.


12. Siberian

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The Siberian cat is a well-known breed due in part to their luxurious, beautiful look. They come in a wide variety of colors and sport super soft fur that is tough to stop petting. These are playful cats that will never turn down the opportunity to get in on the action, whether that means playing in the yard with the kids or purring in a lap during family movie night.

They get along with other animals living in the same household as them but will likely do anything they can to maintain their distance from strange animals. The same cannot be said for strange humans, though. Visitors are likely to get thoroughly investigated after walking through the home’s front door. With an even temperament, these kitties are sure to make a great companion for families of all types.

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In the End

These beautiful cats are just some of the many different breeds in existence. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so expect to come across many more beautiful breeds throughout your lifetime, whether in person or online. Which beautiful cat breeds most interest you and for what reason? We’re curious to know your thoughts! Feel free to leave us a message in the comments section below.


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