The Famous Furry Five!

The Famous Furry Five!

Over the years, there are some popular breeds of cats that have become household favorites. Here is a list of the five famous cat breeds: -

The British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is popular for its stature. Their head, eyes, tail, and paws are extremely sharp and round. They’re extremely intelligent, affectionate, and loving. Due to their happy-go-lucky nature and calm temperament, they become great companions for dogs and kids. The upkeep for this cat breed’s coat is easy and convenient. It requires minimal grooming. That being said, weekly combing and brushing are essential as it helps in the distribution of skin oils and the removal of dead hair follicles. The British Shorthair’s life expectancy ranges from 14 to 20 years. 

Persian Cat

Persian cats are a household favorite due to their warm and magnanimous presence. This breed has an extremely sweet, gentle, and loving temperament. Although, as they are long-haired cat breeds, they need intensive care and grooming. They have a way to express themselves through their longing eyes and curious personality. Daily combing, weekly bathing, trimming of the nails and brushing of teeth need to be incorporated in his or her routine. Use a vet-approved toothpaste for your furry one. Persian cats like a calm and relaxed atmosphere but due to their adaptability, they can adjust to a loud and busy family environment too! The life expectancy of this breed ranges from 13 to 15 years.


The Birman is a medium-sized, long-haired breed. Males tend to grow larger than females. Their fur is extremely easy to maintain. They have a territorial temperament and tend to get attached to only one of the family members. They are not aggressive and very endearing. Birmans can tend to overeat and gain weight. Hence, an exercise regime must be put in place to upkeep their physical health. Unlike Persian cats or Himalayan cats, their fur isn’t as voluminous so the chances of it getting into knots is lesser. Daily grooming is advisable to prevent the tangling of their fine fur. There is no clear sign or trace of the origin of this cat. The life expectancy of this breed ranges from nine years to 13 years.


The Ragdoll or also known as the “dog-like” cat tends to have behavioral tendencies of a puppy. They are extremely playful and do not exhibit any aggressive attitude. They make for very loyal and devoted pets. They require routine grooming schedules/regimes to keep their coat intact. Sometimes, grooming becomes a nice bonding activity with your cat too as they enjoy the attention and pampering. Their life expectancy ranges from 13 to 15 years.     

Himalayan Cat

The Himalayan is a medium-sized cat breed. Although their bone mass tends to be on the heavier side. Hence their appearance is mistaken as a somewhat larger cat breed. Their ears are small-sized, and the tail is short too. The head and eyes are round-shaped. Their coat is lustrous and voluminous. They are known for their outbursts of energy and naughtiness. Most cats still feel and act as though they’re in the kitten phase of their life and hence exhibit behaviours as such. Due to the kitten-like traits, he or she is generally always keen on playing with toys or interacting with pet parents. An exercise regime should be put in place to keep his or her energy levels up! The life expectancy for this cat breed ranges from eight to 11 years.