Top 6 Best and Popular Indian cats

In India 6 best and popular cats are Persian, Siamese, Maine coon, American bobtail, Himalayan and Bombay cats.

1. Persian

The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat and they are more popular in India as well as in foreign countries like US, UK and other countries.

They are known because of their round face and short muzzle and in the foreign countries, they are known as the Persian Longhair.

In the Eastern region, they are widely known as an Iranian cats but in Iran, they are known as Shirazi cats. They had a much longer nose and short face than the modern flat-faced Persians.

The first ancestors of the Persian were imported from Iran into Italy and in the year 1620, they are known as Persia.

Then they were imported from Italy and France into Europe because they became popular and their breeding took place in foreign countries.

Their proper history does seem to be a bit of a mystery but many of these cats were seen in hieroglyphics. They are the world’s first organised cat and they seen in many television shows.

They were first presented at the world’s first organised cat in the year 1871 in London and England. Later on, they make their way to the United States of America since the 1900s.

In the year 2015, According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, they were the second most popular breed in the United States and first was Exotic breed.

2. Siamese

The Siamese is the second most popular breed in India and they are one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cats.

They are one of the several varieties of cats native to Thailand and they are formerly known as Siam.

In the 19th century, they became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America.

They are characterized by their eyes which is blue almond-shaped, triangular head, large ears and their body is elongated, slender and muscular and point colouration.

Their head and body are much rounders than other breeds and they have been re-established by multiple registries as the Thai cats.

The International Cat Association describes them as affectionate, social, intelligent, playful and they are enjoying a game of fetch.

They were developed due to cross-breeding with another cat such as the Oriental Shorthair and Colourpoint Shorthair. They are getting human interaction and they like other cats companionship.

Oriental Shorthair and colourpoint shorthair were developed to expand the range of coat patterns and hair-mutation including the Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Peterbald, and the blue point Siamese.

They come in two variations which are traditional and modern. Traditional Siamese has an apple-shaped head and chubby body and modern Siamese are very skinny and have a wedge-shaped head.

3. Maine Coon

Maine Coon is the third most popular breed in India and they are one of the largest domesticated breeds of cats. Their physical appearance is distinctive and hunting skills are valuable.

In North America, they are one of the oldest natural breeds and especially in their native state of Maine, where they are the official state cats.

Their exact history does seem to be a bit of mystery and information about their origin is not known. In the 19th century, They were popular in one cat show.

In the early 20th century, their existence became threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced. They are now one of the more popular cat breeds in the world.

Their nickname is a gentle giant and they are large and sociable cats. They are characterized by their prominent ruff along their chest, robust bone structure and rectangular body shape.

They are popular because they have two layered coat with longer hairs with a silky undercoat and a long, bushy tail. They mostly have seen in colours like lilac and chocolate.

They having dog-like characteristics and they are intelligent and playful, gentle personality.

They have health problems like feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hip dysplasia. But Breeders use modern screening methods to decrease the frequency of these problems.

4. Bombay

The Bombay cat is the fourth most popular cat in India and they are a type of short-haired cat.

They were developed by breeding sable  Burmese and black American Shorthair cats,
to merge the Burmese type with a sleek, panther-like black coat.

Their Bombay is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. They are also called the Black Burmese and their nickname is mini-panther.

In the year 1965, they were developed by Nikki Horner, who was a breeder from  Louisville, Kentucky. Nikki Horner was attempted to create this breed since 1958.

In the year 1970, they were officially recognized and registered by the CFA and TICA since 1979.

5. Himalayan

The Himalayan is the fifth most popular breed in India and they are also known as  Himalayan Persian and Colourpoint Persian.

In European countries, they are commonly referred and they are a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat and identical in type to the Persian.

They have blue eyes and their point colouration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.

Some registries classify that the Himalayan is a long-haired sub-breed of Siamese or a colourpoint sub-breed of Persian. The WCF has merged them with the Colorpoint Shorthair.

They are mostly seen in four groups and two varieties of the tabby colour point. They are seen in single colour black and white and six linked orange, which is tortoiseshell cats.

6. American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is the sixth most popular in India and they are the uncommon breed of domestic cat. They were developed in the year 1960.

They are most notable for their stubby bobbed tail about one-third the length of a normal cat’s tail. This is the effect of a cat body type genetic mutation affecting the tail development.

Their tail is similar to Manx cat and they are a very sturdy breed, with both short- and long-haired coats. Their coat is dense or fluffy and they have any colour of eyes and coat.

They are not similar to the Japanese Bobtail despite the name is a similar and physical type. Their breeding programs are entirely unrelated and the genetic mutation causing the bobbed tail.

The Persian cat is more important and popular breed from all of this breed in india and also in foreign countries.