Do you know what is the most popular cat on the planet?
Well, it is the Persian. Persians are beautiful, elegant and regal; the Persian is ideal if you want a cat that's sweet, devoted, docile, affectionate and laid-back.
Persians were prominently featured in 1871 at the first modern cat show held at London's Crystal Palace. By the early 1900s, the Persian had become overwhelmingly popular in the United Kingdom. Persians were imported to North America in the late 1800s, where they quickly took their place as top cat. Over the years, American breeders have bred for a more extreme facial type, longer fur, shorter ears, and a boxy design. More than 100 years of selected breeding evolved the Persian into the breed we know today.
According to the Petplace.com, the second most popular cat is the Maine Coon followed by the Exotic and the Siamese.