Ninety-five percent of the world’s cat population is rescue, stray, and household “non-pedigree” cats, but we can’t forget about the other 5% of the fluff fellowship which are “preservation breeds” aka “pedigree cats.”
There are 45 officially recognized preservation breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. (CFA) and every year, they reveal what the ten most popular were based on the number registered.
Check out the infograph below to see how last year’s ranking unfolded.
Which is your favorite floof?
All cats are fancy!
While show cats and breed registries have been a part of CFA’s work since founding in 1906, their organization is built on a deep love and respect for all cats—no matter their breed. As noted above, non-pedigreed companion cats make up more than 95% of the cat population. CFA introduced their Companion Cat World (CCW) program as part of thier mission to enhance all cats’ lives with love, care and celebration.
If “rescue is your favorite breed” then rest assured you’re on the way to the top as CFA’s “Companion Cat World” cats are in 11th place (infograph) and pawing their way to the top!
A lifetime CCW membership is just $13, and CFA proudly donates a portion of your fee toward supporting the well being of cats in feral, rescue and shelter situations. To join or learn more, click here.