Popular Cat Breeds In Malaysia

Popular Cat Breeds In Malaysia

What are the top 10 most popular cat breeds in Malaysia?  Let’s check out which cat breeds are well-loved by Malaysians.


10 Popular Cat Breeds In Malaysia

1. Maine Coon


Known as the “gentle giants” of cats, Maine Coons are the native American long-haired cat with giant size and big personalities. Well-known for their intelligence and loving nature,they are even more than for beauty. Sweet and friendly, they get along well with anybody. Maine Coons are talented vocal cats too – they love to talk with their distinct trilling and chirping sounds which is a unique language to express their deepest feelings and show affections toward their humans.

Origin: United States of America

Life Span: 10 to 13 years or more

Weight: 10 -25 pounds

2.Exotic Shorthair


Exotic Shorthairs is sometimes called as “the lazy man’s Persian”. Unlike Persians, Exotic Shorthairs have short and plush coats that are easier to take care. It’s a great choice for those who love the Persian’s docile personality but find it hard to take care of its long fur coat. The coats of Exotic Shorthairs come in a variety of colours such as white, cream, black and beige. Since they are lap cats with affectionate personalities, they don’t like to be alone. Calm and loyal, they are friendly to other pets including canines. However, they may take a little time to get comfortable with someone new.  

Origin: 10 to 15 years

Life Span: United States of America

Weight: Up to 14 pounds



Originated in Persia, Persian cats have round head, chubby cheeks, snub nose, small and rounded ears, big eyes and flowing coat. Well-known for sweet and calm personalities, Persians use their big and expressive eyes to communicate with their humans. They are sweet-tempered, serene-natured cats who love to cuddle and spend their time on your lap. Note that Persians are prone to various health issues.

Origin: Iran (Persia)

Life Span: 12 to 17 years

Weight: Up to 12 pounds



Originated in Burma. Burmese cats crave companionship and follow their humans from room to room. Energetic, playful and affectionate, they are not best suited for a home where they will be left alone for long periods. They are light-shedding and are easy to groom with weekly brushing as their coats are close-lying and short with silky textures.

Origin: Myanmar, Thailand

Life Span: 12 to 16 years

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds

5.American Shorthair

american shorthair

Since American Shorthairs were first working cat breed that used for rats hunting, they have retained their keen hunting instincts. Easy going and independent, they are adaptable family companions who can live up to 20 years. Unlike other cats who like to cry for attention, they are tolerant felines that can be left alone.

Origin: Europe, North America

Life Span: 15 to 20 years

Weight: Up to 15 pounds

6.British Shorthair

The famous British Shorthairs are often used as characters in fairy tales and movies. They are the most ancient breed of British domestic cats. Their intelligence, loyalty and easy going personalities make them a wonderful pet. Note that British Shorthairs are affectionate towards someone they get to know only.

Origin: Great Britain

Life Span: 14 to 20 years

Weight: Up to 13 pounds



Ragdoll’s name comes from its floppy and relaxed, good nature. Laid-back and intelligent, Ragdolls have captivating blue eyes and distinct colourpoint coats. Their silky, plush semi long coats require minimal grooming to keep the coats in good condition. Ragdolls are well-behaved and easy to care – that’s why they are well-loved by people.

Origin: California, United States of America

Life Span: 15 to 20 years

Weight: Up to 20 pounds



Originated in United States of America, Bengal cats are short-haired, big-boned felines with exotic looks and spotted or marbled coat of many colours. Bengal cats are not the kind of gentle, sweet lap cat. In fact, they are highly active and curious. They enjoy climbing to high places, playing games or bird-watching, rather than sitting on the floor.

Origin: United States of America

Life Span: 12 to 16 years

Weight: Up to 15 pounds

9.Norwegian Forest


Commonly called as Norwegian Forest Cat, the Skogkatt is a large, semi long-haired cat with charming personalities that match its stunning look. Sweet and gentle, it originated in Norway. The Skogkatts are featured in mythology and folk tales for centuries Well-known for being tolerant toward children and other pets, they are one of the best family companions.

Origin: Norway

Life Span: 14 to 16 years

Weight: 7 to 20 pounds

10.Scottish Fold


Lovable and friendly, Scottish Fold cat is a breed of domestic cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that influences cartilage throughout the body. Although their floppy ears are their standout features, this kind of genetic condition will cause them to have painful and short lives. Scottish Fold cats can adapt easily to different new environments and interact well with canines.

Origin: Scotland

Life Span: About 15 years

Weight: Up to 12 pounds


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