Rare cat breeds
According to the Cat Fanciers Association, all purebred cats can be considered uncommon, with approximately 2 to 4 percent of owned cats reaching pedigree pieces.
These strains, like any exceptional marvel, are something to be appreciated.
Here are the top 10 rarest cat breeds on the planet :
1. Burmilla :
The origins of the Burmilla cat were purely coincidental. A housecleaner mistakenly left a door open after completing his duty, allowing a female Lilac Burmese to flee. She met a seductive Persian male, and the two had the first litter of Burmillas together.
According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, those interested in bringing a Burmilla home should seek out reliable breeders and maintain this “unique gem” indoors.
2. Devon Rex :
The Devon Rex cat gets its name from Devonshire in the United Kingdom, where it was born.
“The Devon Rex is a breed with a distinct look. According to Petfinder, “the breed’s wide eyes, small nose, pronounced cheekbones, and massive, low-set ears produce a characteristic elfin aspect.”
3. Egyptian Mau :
The Egyptian Mau is an outgoing and exotic cat breed that belongs on any list of uncommon cat breeds. It’s also one of the few domestic cat breeds with spots on its coat that appear spontaneously.
Fun fact: this unusual cat breed is a speed demon, capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 mph!
4. Tonkinese :
Tonkinese cats have a more innocent nature than other cats and are known for being incredibly energetic and adaptable to other animals and humans.
Tonkinese cats are ideal companions for dogs because they require comparable levels of movement. However, they may bother more laid-back animals because they require equal levels of activity.
These bright, loud, and engaging cats are a mix between Burmese and Siamese.
5. LaPerm :
LaPerm cats are distinctive felines with curly fur that can be found in both long and short hair. The wavy coat of these very intelligent cats is the consequence of a mutation found in the 1980s, making them a unique breed.
According to Petfinder, this cat breed is fairly quiet but quite energetic and active.
6. Turkish Van :
It wasn’t until 1982 that the Turkish Van arrived in the United States. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, this breed is considered a “regional treasure” in Turkey, causing the government to restrict exports of this cat to other nations.
“Even in locations where the breed has been recognized for centuries, they are still relatively rare,” according to the CFA.
If you are fortunate enough to meet a Turkish Van, you will discover that they are a loving, clever, and active breed.
Each year, only about 100 of them are born in the United States, making it one of the world’s rarest cat breeds.
7. Chartreux :
This unusual breed, affectionately known as “the happy blue cat of France,” has a legend-filled past. When Crusaders took the Chartreux to the Carthusian monasteries of France, it is stated that they lived a solitary, monastic existence.
Even though the Chartreux is France’s national cat, it has just lately made its way to the United States. In America, finding breeders can be difficult, making the Chartreux a sought-after rarity.
8. Serengeti :
According to TICA, the Kurilian Bobtail cat is a very rare breed, having only about 100 cats in North America alone.
The Kurilian Bobtail is a wholly natural breed with no two tails that appear identical, unlike many other breeds whose unique traits are acquired with human intervention and manipulation. They’re noted for having exceptionally short tails, which is a truly unique physical feature of the breed.
9. Norwegian Forest Cat :
The Norwegian Forest, which is native to Norway, is famous for its energetic and dynamic nature, as well as its fun-loving attitude.
This breed is particularly family-oriented and tends to bond with multiple persons at the same time.
According to Petfinder, these cats are quite docile and intelligent and are known for being very friendly toward other pets.
This cat breed is uncommon, however, it is mostly found in Europe.
10. Kurilian Bobtail :
The Kurilian Bobtail is infrequently seen in North America, despite its popularity in its native Russia. The International Cat Association estimates that there are less than 100 Kurilian Bobtails in the United States.
Be warned, interested parties: these cats are notorious shedders. Whether they have a long or short coat, they will require more grooming than the usual house cat. These stub-tailed beauties, in our opinion, are worth the effort.