19 Cutest Cat Breeds That Will Melt Your Heart

There’s no denying that cats are adorable creatures.

They have soft fur, big eyes, and a sweet personality that just makes you want to cuddle with them all day long. Plus, they just seem to have a way of winning our hearts.

If you’re looking for a new furry friend and you want one that will melt your heart, consider one of the 19 cutest cat breeds listed below.

Each breed has its own unique personality and charm, so you’re sure to find the perfect feline companion for your home. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the cutest cats around!

19. Munchkin

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The Munchkin takes our top spot with its eternal kitten-like appearance. This is because of the dwarf genes that give them extra short legs. With their youthful, little faces and small build, they literally look like kittens all their lives.

While their build is great for aesthetics, it makes them far less athletic than their full-size counterparts. They thus do not do very well outdoors and are best kept as full-time indoor cats for their own safety.

18. Scottish Fold

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The Scottish Fold is a weird-looking cat but in the best way possible. Their most adorable features are on their head and faces. They have thick, round, skulls and cute, little, inwardly folded ears. The big, round eyes are the perfect bow on this priceless package.

In addition to their cute face, Scottish Folds are thick, fluffy, and incredibly cuddly. The good news is that they are quite affectionate and will actually let you hold and cuddle them.

17. Selkirk Rex

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The Selkirk Rex is a beautiful, fluffy cat with a very unique coat. It contains the Selkirk gene that makes their fur curly. This makes them adorably poufy, especially with the long-haired varieties.

However, this beauty comes at a cost to you as the cat owner. This is because their fur tends to get very greasy, which means you have to give them frequent baths. It also requires more brushing to detangle mats.

16. Siamese

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For the past two centuries, the Siamese cat has been one of the most popular cat breeds in Europe and North America. They are particularly popular among breeders who have been used to develop iconic breeds like the Himalayan, Sphynx, and Oriental shorthair. We’ll take a closer look at the last two in a bit.

The Siamese cat’s demand has a lot to do with its unique aesthetic featuring point markings on a beautiful, white coat. They are also very intelligent and friendly.

15. Norwegian Forest Cat

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These cats are not just cute in the typical “aaaw” sense. They are grand and majestic with their large, proportional form and thick, fluffy coats. The ruff of fur around their neck, in particular, makes them stand out even more.

These cats were initially bred for use on ships to catch vermin. Today, you will find them snuggling up to their human friends and truly enjoying retirement life as companion cats.

14. Chausie

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The Chausie is a very rare breed that was initially developed as a hybrid between wild, jungle cats, and domestic breeds in Egypt. These cats have a unique aesthetic that combines the adorableness of a domestic cat with the bold and serious features of a wild cat. This pairing definitely works out for the not-so-little furballs.

Due to its ancestry, the Chausie is more comfortable outdoors. However, they are very close with their human companions and will always find their way back home.

13. Toyger

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No, this is not a cross between a domestic cat and a tiger despite the striking resemblance to the big cat relative. Toygers are, in fact, fully domestic in their ancestry, which definitely shows in their sweet, homebody personalities. While they do enjoy time indoors, they require a lot of stimulation through playtime.

They get their name from their unique skin markings, which include tiger-like stripes. This, combined with their cute facial features, makes for a great wild cat aesthetic.

12. Snowshoe

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The Snowshoe is another relatively rare cat breed that you just cannot help but love. These kitties get their name from their white paws. The rest of the body has point markings very similar to their Siamese ancestors. 

The best part is that these markings are all unique, and it is very hard to find two Snowshoe kitties with similar patterns. This is in contrast to the Siamese, where the point marking is quite predictable.

11. Cymric

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Admit it, you had probably never heard of the Cymric cat. Well, prepare to fall in love.

Fluffiness is the name of the game, and these cats definitely came to play. They have thick, muscular bodies that work perfectly to compliment the long, poufy coat for the perfect fluffy look.

These beauties are known for their loyalty, especially to close human companions. They also get along really well with other pets, including dogs.

10. Chinchilla

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Technically speaking, the Chinchilla is not really a stand-alone breed. It is actually a variety of the Persian cat breed identified by its pure white coat and round, green eyes.

However, it has become such a cultural icon with its unique, cloud-like aesthetic that it has just as much popularity as the original breed.

When they are not being adorable and doing a great job stealing hearts, these calm and quiet cats can be found trying out new napping positions in the weirdest of spots.

9. Burmilla

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The name Burmilla comes from a combination of Burmese and Chinchilla which are the two cat breeds used to make this beauty. They tend to look more like Burmese parents with their coat colors and facial features. However, the coat thickness and texture are very much as poufy and silky as the Chinchilla’s.

They also mainly take after the Chinchilla’s laid-back and independent personality. However, they are still very comfortable with the occasional snuggle sessions with their owners.

8. Bengal

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Like the Toyger, the Bengal is often mistaken for a wild cat hybrid. This is because of its leopard-like coat markings. However, it is a domestic cat breed, and they tend to get along fantastically with both their owners and strangers.

While the coat is what makes them unique, it is those adorable little faces of theirs that make them so devastatingly cute. They manage to keep a kitten-like appearance even as their bodies grow into their adult forms.

7. Maine Coon

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The Maine Coon is nothing short of a giant weighing up to 18 pounds or even more. While this size may be intimidating on paper, it is actually a huge part of the cat’s undeniable appeal. They are usually very fluffy and have cute lion-like facial features and expressions.

In addition to their loveable aesthetic, Maine Coon cats are also very cuddly. These cats adore human company and are actually more likely to be the ones initiating contact and cuddles.

6. Persian

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For a long time, the Persian has been one of the most popular cat breeds around the world. This is largely due to their aesthetic with their thick builds, fluffy coats, and squished faces. To be honest, the latter may take a little getting used to, but it will inevitably grow on you.

What is interesting about the Persian is how much variety there is in this one breed, from teacup-sized Persian to normal-snouted ones.

5. Turkish Angora

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The Turkish Angora is another cat breed that is not just cute but breathtakingly beautiful. These white beauties have lean frames and long, silky coats. They also have very beautiful eyes that may be green, blue, amber, yellow or even heterochromatic combinations of these colors.

Their faces are also quite adorable, featuring a triangular skull frame and long, perky ears that make them gorgeous.

As if all this wasn’t enough, they are highly intelligent, super playful, and very social.

4. Exotic Shorthair

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The Exotic Shorthair is yet another variation of the Persian that has gained so much popularity that it is often referred to as an independent breed. There are theories that it was developed by mixing with American Shorthair cat breeds. Wherever it is these beauties came from, we are grateful that they are with us.

They are very similar to the Persians as far as behavior and facial features are concerned. However, they tend to have markedly shorter coats with dense and upright fur.

3. Russian Blue

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The Russian Blue is a beautiful cat breed that does not get nearly as much recognition as it deserves. They have a beautiful, thick coat of uniformly bluish-gray fur with green eyes for a subtle contrast. The best part is their lavender paws that are just a whole other level of cute.

They are also a unique cat breed as they are very sensitive and aware of human emotions. They form particularly strong bonds with their primary caregivers and make for great companion cats.

2. Sphynx

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To be fair, the hairless cat aesthetic is not for everyone. However, if there was ever a cat breed to change a skeptic’s mind, it would definitely be the Sphynx. These cats definitely pull off the hairless look, whether their skin is pale pink or marked with colors.

The best part is they have an equally adorable personality. They are very friendly and particularly affectionate with their owners. They are also quite smart.

1. Bombay Cat

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If you like the whole Halloween, black cat aesthetic, then you will certainly love the Bombay cat. These black beauties have glossy, thick, coats and beautiful greenish-yellow eyes for the perfect contrast.

What is interesting about their aesthetic is the fact that the paws and noses are black in color, which is a great way to distinguish Bombay from other black cats.

Bombay cats have also been long celebrated for their social nature and how well they get along with children.

What Is The Cutest Cat In The World? 

The Munchkin is arguably the cutest cat in the world. They are the perfect combination of fluffy and small that make them look like kittens all their lives. And what’s cuter than a kitten? They also have matching cute personalities with their friendly and super playful nature, which ties everything together perfectly.

What Kind Of Cats Stay Small? 

The Singapura is a rare breed of cat known for staying small. They are actually the smallest cat breed weighing between 4 to 8 lbs and measuring 6 to 8 inches in height as mature adults. As a reference, the average cat weighs about 10 to 12 lbs and measures 9 to 10 inches.

Do Cats Feel Love When You Kiss Them? 

Cats do not necessarily interpret your kisses and hugs as love. What is ironic is that they may use snuggles and grooming you as a way to show their affection. If you want to show your cat that you love them, then all you have to do is feed them, play with them, and make them feel safe.

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