The Exotic is CFA’s Most Popular Breed for the second year in a row. The top ten CFA breeds are:
- Maine Coon Cat
- British Shorthair
- American Shorthair
- Scottish Fold
Rankings are based on registration 2015 figures. While not a breed, this is also the first year the household pets are able to compete for regional wins. Household pet recordings increased by 300% in 2015. To learn more about cat shows, go to http://www.cfa.org/Shows/AboutCFAShows.aspx
Jem-Dandy Gizmo Photo: Svetlana Levchenko
Did your cat’s name make the list?
Pedigreed cat owners are following an on-going trend of selecting cute and cuddly human cat names along with the names of pop culture characters as names for their beloved felines.
Based on CFA registration statistics from 2014, the top names are:
Based on CFA registration statistics over the last 30 years, the top names are:
Gizmo Photo: Debra Clayton
Names are selected by the breeder and/or owner when a cat is registered with CFA. The breeder’s cattery name is on the prefix and the owner’s cattery name is on the suffix. Following a naming trend of the past several years, what we choose to name our pets indicate our preference for making our cats members of our family. Names such as Coco, Alice and Bella are reminiscent of days gone by. Names that end in ly such as Daisy, Candy, Chloe and Lucky are cute and cuddly and demonstrate the personal affinity we have for our cats. Gizmo is from the film, Gremlins and Luna is most likely named after Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter book series.