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The 5 Most Popular Cat Breeds in America Are Purr-fectly Adorable

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If you love kitties as much as we do, you’re probably curious about the most popular cat breeds out there. Because we adore the furry family members in our own homes, it’s only natural to wonder how many other folks snuggle up with the same type of kitty. Well, we think you’ll be delighted to know that The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has compiled a list of the most popular purr-fect pals in the nation.

Based on data from the CFA’s registration statistics, the list of most popular cat breeds includes 42 different types of cats. Of course, we love kitties of all shades, shapes, and sizes, but only five of them could reach the very top of the list. That’s why we’re zooming in on what makes those cats in particular so lovable and widely adored.

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Warning: After you learn about all the most popular cat breeds in the country, you may feel the urge to snuggle with all of them. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

After all, any cat owner knows that our beloved pets all have different cat personalities, along with sweet quirks and characteristics that set them apart from others. No two cats are exactly alike, and that’s what makes all of them so special and unique in their own ways — and the kitties that are part of the five most popular cat breeds are no different. That said, they’re obviously popular for a reason, so it’s worth taking a moment to explore why. Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt to get a chance to look at adorable cat photos in the meantime.

Scroll below to see the most popular cat breeds in America, then click on the buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

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