Beauty canons vary in time. This applies to the world of beautiful cats. And the crown of the beauty queen in different periods was given to representatives of different breeds. At one time the world worshiped Persian cats, then – to Siberians, yesterday – to sphinxes, and today?
Here 10 most beautiful cats in the world
10th place – Persian cat
Persian cat. Still, the fluffy cat does not give up positions and even today falls into the ratings of recognized beauties. Despite the fact that the popularity fell upon the long-haired nominee in the 16th and 17th centuries (it was then that the Persians started sighting in Europe), the Persian cat does not suffer from a star disease, but very calmly and even benevolently accepts all the honored honors. Yes, in our century she no longer had to catch mice (she had forgotten how to do this for a long time), the Persian woman cannot live on the street, but within the human dwelling, she shows all the best qualities of a domestic cat – a gentle temperament, temperate temperament. And she’s just beautiful!
9th place – Bengal cat
Bengal cat. When you are mixed with the genes of an Asian leopard cat, an Abyssinian cat, an American Shorthair, a Burmese cat and an Egyptian meow, you just can not help being a beauty! Beautiful cats of this breed are extremely smart and energetic. Being excellent athletes, they need constant physical activity. Therefore, those who believe that Bengalis, of course, the most beautiful cats, should understand that the standard apartment for Bengal cat is small. Yes, it will entertain you, including turning off the light, opening and closing doors (and a refrigerator including), but this cat needs space. Therefore, if it is not possible to let out the Bengal alone to run in the yard, then take her out on a leash and run along!
8th place – American Shorthair cat
American Shorthair cat. A noblewoman was living somewhere in Europe. In the sense that she lived in the courtyards of not the most prosperous Europeans. And when those, in search of a better share, in the years of the 1600’s, went to the conquest of America, the cat did not fail to also find a better life and swam after the conquerors of the New World. Unfortunately, the first representatives of this breed did not survive. But it is known that the cat arrived on the legendary ship “May Flower” (English Mayflower). In the new conditions, the appearance of cats began to change, but habits remained the same, courtyard. They were brave cats, not afraid of any bad weather, or small predators. They were considered excellent rat-catchers, so cats during the time of the Gold Rush were valued tens of times more expensive than some workers. Today this unique breed is valued, first of all, for the extraordinary harmony of the features. Perhaps for everyone – this is not the most beautiful breed of cats in the world, but for someone, the American is uniquely the best.
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7 place – Toyger
Toyger. All over the world, there are only 40 nurseries that are breeding cats with the most beautiful eyes and charming carnivorous strips all over the body. Often the names of cats are tied to the terrain from where they originated, but with the teachers’ everything is different. The most beautiful cat in stripes received a name from two English words: toy (toy) + tiger (tiger) = Toyger (toy tiger). Moreover, it happened relatively recently – the breed was recognized less than 30 years ago. Tigrocot was conceived by breeder Jane Mill in the 80’s. As a basis, she took Belgian cats and eventually got a designer breed. Toygers are cats-companions with a mild character and appearance of predators.
6 place – Maine Coon
Maine Coon. Becoming popular recently, however, Maine Coons have a family tree, whose roots stretch back several centuries. Maine Coons are not only the most beautiful cats and cats, but also the biggest home-made purrs. “Raccoon” cat (so they are nicknamed for the special color of the wool) can weigh up to 10 kg on average, and sometimes – up to 15! At the same time, “mastodons” are very delicate in character. They love to do everything together with the owner, as far as they can and by looking helping emus, but at the same time, Maine Coons are not intrusive at all. If the owner is really very busy, the Maine coon will temporarily find another occupation for himself and will not distract attention to himself. It must be remembered that Maine Coon is rather jealous of other animals on his territory, he is unlikely to tolerate.
5 place – Snowshoe
Many beautiful breeds of cats have appeared quite recently (in the historical sense). That’s snowshoe, appearing in the world in Philadelphia, got their standard by 1980. White paws (four), a white strip on the chest (one), a white patch on the chest (one) – it all adds up to the perfect picture of snowshoe! The artificial breed is unique. Just imagine how difficult it is to assemble the perfect snowshoe because running a white gene for getting perfect socks and face is very difficult! At the same time, snowshoe also have a very melodic voice, like to swim and sunbathe (!) In the sun. In general, for good health and balanced nature, they are called “cats without problems”.
4th place – Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold (Scottish Fold). Beautiful cats were replenished with one more in 1961. Of course, lop-eared cats were known before, especially in the East, but officially they were not united in the breed. But when the cat of the Scottish farmer William Rosso gave birth to kittens with unusual ears, William did not leave this fact without attention and decided to fix the fatness. The final formation of the breed occurred not in Scotland, but in America – the country of great co-ops. But so far, all the Scottish fold ears hang in different ways and to predict how they will behave from the moment the birth of the kitten is impossible, especially since initially all the kittens are straight and do not always drop.
3 rd place – Burmilla
Burmilla . This cat is an Englishwoman who originated from an accidental crossing of a Burmese cat and a Persian chinchilla. A small puma with eyes, like Cleopatra’s, is distinguished by calmness and ingenuity. Its owners should carefully take care of the wool cover of the cat, because it is the main luxury of Burmilla. Shaded silver color is characteristic of all representatives of this beautiful breed. In a flock of Burmilla is always the leader, even if the pack is a dog. These leadership qualities should be taken into account by those who want to offer Burmilla if not the hand and heart, the house and a bowl full of quality feed.
2 and place – Ragdoll
Ragdoll . And again in the ranking of beautiful cats American. The name of this breed is translated as “rag doll”. Such an unusual name ragdoll received for the main distinctive feature of the breed – a lowered muscle tone. Simply put, as you plant a cat, so it will sit until evening (this quality has nothing to do with laziness). Because of the lowered muscular tone, the ragdolls do not like climbing to the heights, the windowsill is already an insurmountable obstacle for them, they do not know how to defend themselves and follow their master everywhere.
1 place – British cats
British Shorthair cats. Of course, this nomination is very conditional, because everyone sees in the first place their favorite breed. But if you sum up the beauty and popularity, then today the British are clearly in the lead. “A cat for a businessman” is not only good-looking, it easily tolerates loneliness, prolonged absence of the owner and will always find what to do.
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