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12 Cutest Cat Breeds in 2024 (With Pictures)

Written by: Elizabeth Gray

Last Updated on March 29, 2024 by Nicole Cosgrove

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12 Cutest Cat Breeds in 2024 (With Pictures)

Nearly every cat owner thinks their pet is the cutest, much like parents with their babies. However, some cats are objectively adorable, regardless of who offers an opinion. Although their ancestors were fierce predators, cats have evolved into lovable companions that never fail to make us laugh. You don’t have to be a cat lover to think these kitties are easy on the eyes! Here are the cutest cat breeds.

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Top 12 Cutest Cat Breeds

1.  Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold
Image Credit: Sophkins, Pixabay
Country of origin: Scotland
Weight: 6–13 pounds

If you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you’re familiar with how cute the Scottish Fold cat is thanks to the pop megastar’s two beloved pets, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. These cats have adorable, owl-like faces thanks to their unique folded ears.

Some Scottish Folds are born with normal ears, but they’re still pretty cute with their round eyes and plush coats. Unfortunately, the folded ears are caused by a genetic mutation that can cause other health issues in this breed.

2. Ragdoll

ragdoll kittens in sofa
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Country of origin: United States
Weight: 10–20 pounds

They’re among the most popular purebred cats worldwide, and the fluffy Ragdoll is also one of the cutest. These large, gentle cats possess striking good looks but are also one of the sweetest and most affectionate breeds.

With silky coats and blue eyes, the Ragdoll is also extremely people-oriented and bonds closely with their humans. In our opinion, this tendency to follow their owners around and constantly try to be near them only makes the Ragdoll cuter.

3. Maine Coon

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Country of origin: United States
Weight: 11–25 pounds

Another gentle giant, the Maine Coon, has a bushy tail and adorable ear tufts and is one of the cutest breeds. This original American breed is known for their sweet personality and adaptable nature. They have even been used as therapy cats because they love people so much.

In addition to their lovely temperament, Maine Coon Cats are known for other adorable habits, such as their love of water and desire to be close to their owners no matter what.

4. American Bobtail

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Image Credit: Ievgeniia Miroshnichenko, Shutterstock
Country of origin: United States
Weight: 7–16 pounds

What could be cuter than sharing your home with a kitty resembling a miniature version of a wild Bobcat? The American Bobtail has a naturally stumpy tail and one of the most loving temperaments of any purebred cat.

They adore people and bond closely with their humans. One of the cutest things about this breed is their vocal style. Rather than meowing, the American Bobtails prefer to communicate by chirping, clicking, or trilling at their owners.

5. Devon Rex

Devon rex cat on couch
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Country of origin: England
Weight: 6–9 pounds

With the facial expression of a grumpy elf and a curly coat, the Devon Rex is one of the world’s cutest and most unique breeds. Their remarkable appearance results from a natural mutation, first discovered in a single kitten in mid-20th century England. Careful breeding produced the adorable Devon Rex.

If the Devon Rex’s pixie face doesn’t convince you they’re cute, their mildly unhinged personalities might. Caring for a Devon Rex is a full-time job. They’re unlikely to leave you alone and are sure to keep you entertained with their silliness.

6. Birman

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Image Credit: Patrik Slezak, Shutterstock
Country of origin: Burma
Weight: 7–12 pounds

The sweet and social Birman is one of the cutest and most affectionate breeds. The Birman’s face is round and soft, with unforgettable eyes and adorably pointed ears. Their silky coat is gorgeous and easy to groom.

Best of all, they’re calm, quiet, playful, and love attention. Birmans are happy to befriend humans and animals and love to follow their owners around and keep them company. They’ll even “talk” to you as you work in their adorably chirpy voices.

7. Ragamuffin

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Image Credit: Scarlat Cristi Iulian, Shutterstock
Country of origin: California
Weight: 10–15 pounds

As one of the newest purebred cats, the Ragamuffin was developed in Southern California in the 1990s. They come in every color and pattern you can imagine, each cuter than the last. Besides their appearance, the Ragamuffin displays an irresistible personality.

They’re calm, patient, and tolerant and get along with young children. If you want adorable photos of your kids playing dress-up with your cat, the Ragamuffin is the breed for you.

8. Norwegian Forest Cat

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Image Credit: Elisa Putti, Shutterstock
Country of origin: Norway
Weight: 12–16 pounds

The bushy Norwegian Forest Cat has one of the most adorable faces of any cat. Their head and ears are a perfect triangle, with unusual almond-shaped eyes. With cute, tufted paws and beautiful coloring, these cats are sure to catch your attention.

The Norwegian Forest Cat is downright adorable if you think a cat is the cutest when they aren’t demanding. They love people but aren’t insistent or attention-seeking like some cats. They’re happy to be in your presence.

9. Siberian

Siberian Cat
Image Credit: Pavel Sepi, Shutterstock
Country of origin: Russia
Weight: 15–20 pounds

With the playful personality of a kitten well into adulthood, the Siberian is another of the cutest breeds. Hailing from the coldest parts of Russia, these cats have the fluffy coat you expect.

Allergy sufferers may find Siberians appealing because they produce less of a saliva protein that frequently triggers symptoms. They aren’t completely hypoallergenic but might be easier to live with. Siberian cats are quiet, playful, and loving. They love toys and are incredibly athletic.

10. Sphynx

Image Credit: Igor Lukin, Pixabay
Country of origin: Canada
Weight: 6–12 pounds

With a name like that, you’d think the cat originated in the desert, but the Sphynx was developed in Canada. Their original name was the Canadian Hairless Cat, which is, frankly, not an adorable name. These “naked cats” are some of the cutest you’ll find, even if some people are turned off by their hairless appearance.

Sphynx cats aren’t always completely hairless, and it can take work to keep their skin in good health. They are loving and often adorably silly and clumsy. Many learn to accept wearing clothes to stay warm, which allows owners to produce adorable social media content.

11. Abyssinian

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Image Credit: Darya Lavinskaya, Shutterstock
Country of origin: Ethiopia
Weight: 8–12 pounds

The petite and lanky Abyssinian is one of the oldest and most adorable breeds. This cat’s as cute as they come with their big ears, small faces, and huge eyes. They’re beloved because of their physical appearance and loyal and loving personalities.

An Abyssinian wants to be with you and will probably have an opinion on everything you do. You might have difficulty saying no to that cute face even if you want to.

12. American Shorthair

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Country of origin: United States
Weight: 6–15 pounds

American Shorthair cats are not only one of the cutest breeds but also one of the most popular. These sturdy cats have adorable round faces and eyes, with cute little ears perched on top.

Their personalities are what make them stand out. They are sweet and friendly and love hanging out with other pets. The playful American Shorthair is a true charmer and makes an excellent pet.

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These cats might be the cutest, but you’ll want to consider more than looks when choosing your next pet. Not every feline fits seamlessly into every household, no matter how Instagram-worthy they might be. Several cats on our list require owners who have more time to devote to their pets because they can become stressed and unhappy if left alone.

If one of these cute breeds catches your eye, research their temperament, health, and care needs before you commit to bringing one home.

Featured Image Credit: Nils Jacobi, Shutterstock

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