Around 20 to 30 percent of all UK households have at least one cat. This independent and sometimes fickle – but always fun – the pet is a consistently popular choice amongst new pet owners.
UK residents really love cats
Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, and most people have a favorite type, like a ginger short hair or a hugely fluffy Persian. Although there are several pure pedigree cat breeds out there, around 92 percent of the UK population with a cat have a “moggy”.
The British shorthair
This breed consistently takes top spot every year. These cats are loved for their teddy bear-like face and loving nature.
One of the larger cats around, this longhaired companion will prove loving and faithful. With their dreamy, naïve nature, they tend to do better as largely inside cats, with outside time fully supervised.
The Maine coon
Introduced from the US in the early 1980s, this larger-sized and super fluffy breed is known to be relaxed and loving, so they make a great family pet. Big eyes and tufty ears also make them extremely photogenic.
Fluffballs with round faces and short muzzles, a Persian cat has a cute and distinctive look. This is a smart cat that likes routine and calm. They are generally affectionate but manage well when alone.
The Russian blue
With its dense, short coat in the unusual shades of grey or blue, stunning green eyes and a smiley face, this gorgeous cat is highly coveted. They are smart, love people, and thrive in a busy family environment.
Lithe, with a cute small face and piercing eyes, the Siamese is a heartbreaker from the start. They are sociable with people and other animals, and clever enough to learn tricks.
Some people even look to immortalize their Cat in a wonderful piece of art. Animal Sculpture is a very popular way of doing this and the work of Sculptures from Gill Parker, primarily in Bronze, represents a super investment.
Whether your much-loved cat is a backstreet moggy or a high-bred pedigree, one thing is for sure: with a cat, there’s never a dull moment or a day without affection.