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8 Most Popular Cat Breeds in India

Here are the most popular cats you can find in Indian houses and are also the ones that adapt most suitably to Indian environment:

1. Bengal:

The Bengal cat is a large, sleek and very muscular cat with a thick tail that is carried low. It’s wild appearance is enhanced by its distinctive thick and luxurious spotted or marbled coat.

2. Persian:

They have big twinkling eyes, beautiful luxurious coats of mostly white hair and adorable short muzzles.

3. Siamese:

They have a medium built, long slender legs, wedge-shaped head with triangular ears, bright blue eyes, oval paws, and a long tail.

4. Spotted a.k.a Indian Billi a.k.a Domestic Short Hair:

Our everyday Indian billi has a long tail that is darker than its body. Its fur is covered in grey spots. It has a sturdy build.

5. Bombay:

They look quite similar to a miniature form of a black panther. They have captivating, striking golden eyes and short and shiny black hair. They have a muscular build with a round head which is slender on the sides.

6. Himalayan:

Himalayan cats are usually white in colour and have a long fluffy coat with colour points scattered on the face, legs, ears, tail. They have beautiful blue eyes and are medium to hefty in size.

7. Exotic:

This cat is a variation on the Persian breed and is often more popular due to the nature of its coat. Unlike a Persian cat, an exotic cat has a short-haired coat, which means that grooming is much easier. Otherwise, it has all the traits of a Persian cat.

8. Maine Coon:

One of the oldest breeds of cats, their distinctive physical traits include a large body with a thick shaggy coat, medium-length legs, round eyes and big paws.

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