12 of the Most Attractive Cat Species in the World

All cats are beautiful creatures. However, some breeds have distinctive features which have earned them popularity in an online community of cat lovers. Here are their top-voted unique species that are bound to leave you astonished.

1. Dali-Cats: Ancient Relics

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Dali-cats are an ancient species that has been around for eons. They are sporadic, wild breeds. For instance, the rare Kodkod Cat is the size of a small domestic cat. And then there’s the tiny Black-footed cat, the best hunter you will find. But beware! They may be small, but they are a ferocious kind.

2. Siamese: Striking Blues

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With its vivid blue eyes and sleek body, Siamese is a popular breed all over the internet. They are known for their distinctive coloration pattern with dark points on the ears, face, legs, and tail. Not to mention, these furballs are also known for their intelligence and playful personalities.

3. Tabby Cats: Love for All

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These cats come in an endless variety, from the swirly, classic tabby to the rosette tabby. You can’t help falling in love. My personal favorite? The black mackerel tabby cat. There’s something incredible about those stripes.

4. Persian: Posh Divas

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Meet the fashionistas of the cat universe. Persian cats are known for their luxurious, fluffy coats and adorable flat faces. The variety is incredible in terms of various colors and patterns. These cats have a calm demeanor and make for great lap cats. Who doesn’t love that?

5. Bengal: Mini Leopards

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Bengal cats have quickly become one of the most popular breeds, winning the hearts of netizens. Their wild and exotic beauty is stunning. Their coat resembles a leopard or jaguar. These feline friends also have high energy levels and playful personalities.

6. Maine Coon: Gentle Giants

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These big boys remind many of lions with fluffy manes. Maine Coon cats are one of the giant domestic cat breeds. They are gentle, which makes us love them even more! Their long, shaggy coats, bushy tails, and laid-back personalities make for a dream concoction.

7. Scottish Fold: Forever Sad

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After puppy dog eyes, get ready for folded ears. You have to surrender treats because who can ignore that sad face? They have round faces and big, expressive eyes, making them look like cute little blobs. These sweet furbabies are also known for their gentleness. 

8. Sphynx: Furless Extroverts

Canadian bald Sphynx cat with blue eyes basking in the sun.
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Sphynx cats are one of the most unique-looking cat breeds, with hairless bodies and large, bat-like ears. What they lack in furriness, they make up with their social and outgoing personalities. As one person mentions, these fellows love to be the center of attention!

9. Abyssinian: Exotic Intelligence

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The cats are known for their distinctive ticked coat, which gives them a wild, exotic appearance. They have big, expressive eyes, complementing their curious, playful personalities. Someone points out that Abyssinian cats are also brilliant and often learn tricks and commands quickly.

10. Ragdoll: All About That Fluff

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Just look at those soft, floppy bodies and bright blue eyes! Ragdolls have a “dog-like” temperament, making them affectionate creatures. These babies have earned their name with characteristic light blue eyes and a satiny coat.

11. Devon Rex: The Clown of the Party

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Devon Rex can easily make a place in your heart with their elf-like appearance, large ears, and curly, disheveled fur. Their silly antics have earned them the title of a “clown,” as pointed out by one user. They have playful, mischievous personalities.

12. Norwegian Forest Cat: Regal Beauty

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If I had to choose a royalty cat, my vote would go to the Norwegian Forest cat. Their long, thick coats and bushy tails give them a regal appearance. Norwegian Forest cats are also famous for their gentle, friendly personalities. They are active, playful, and endlessly curious.

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