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Which cat is the top cat? You’re about to find out.

Using the same complex (kind of) algorithm we used for our dog ranking, we have ranked 30 of the world’s most popular cat breeds from thirtieth-best to first-best. 

And the absolute best part? Zero cats will care that we did this — or that we are alive at all.

Of course, if you want to adopt a cat, be sure to check out your local shelter first. The cats there might not be certified by the Cat Fancier’s Association, but we bet you will fancy them anyway.

Now, our ranking:

30. Havana Brown

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A cat.

29. Tonkinese

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Another fine cat.

28. Ocicat

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Nice whiskers.

27. American Shorthair

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Your cat, probably.

26. American Bobtail

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Floof tail.

25. Chartreux

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Cute cheeks.

24. Singapura

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Very small.

23. RagaMuffin

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Big fluff tail.

22. LaPerm

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Permanent perm.

21. Siamese

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Meows a ton.

20. Manx

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Very small tail.

19. Burmilla

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Introduced in 1981, it’s a cross between a Chinchilla Persian and a Burmese.

18. Balinese

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Can pull off round-frame glasses.

17. Ragdoll

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Nice blue eyes.

16. Birman

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Always in white gloves – very formal.

15. Egyptian Mau

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Quite fast.

14. Somali

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Giant fluffy tail.

13. Turkish Angora

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The rich aunt of cats.

12. Siberian

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A regal cat.

11. Sphynx

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The fuzzy peach of cats.

10. Maine Coon

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The state cat of Maine.

9. Norwegian Forest Cat

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A masterpiece.

8. American Curl

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Look at those ear tufts!

7. Bengal

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#7, but certainly #1 in the “markings” category.

6. Bombay

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Will bring you a lifetime of good luck.

5. Persian

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A stunning floof.

4. British Shorthair

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The symmetrical face of a gorgeous model.

3. Japanese Bobtail

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A small tail.

2. Scottish Fold

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1. Exotic Shorthair

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A squish-face angel. The pug of cats. Our ruler.

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