5 Popular Flat Faced Cat Breeds

5 Popular Flat Faced Cat Breeds

There are many beautiful breeds of cat in the world with some boasting a wild look and others that are just too cute for words. Cats with short muzzles really stand out from the crowd with the Persian probably being the most well-known of them all. However, there are other breeds that boast flatter faces that are just as lovely and a few of them are listed below.

The Delightful Exotic Shorthair

The Shorthair Exotic is well-known for their gorgeous teddy-bear appeal, they are loving, affectionate yet independent characters and a real pleasure to have around. These little felines have the cutest faces, but they can be prone to suffering from certain breathing issues, especially when the weather is warm which is why it's so important to keep a close eye on them during the hotter summer months.

You also need to keep an eye on their weight because these pussy cats can be real couch potatoes if they are allowed to be. Making sure they are fed a well-balanced diet that suits the amount of activity they get on a daily basis, goes a long way in keeping their weight under control. If a cat carries too much weight, it can lead to all sorts of health issues including diabetes!

The Gorgeous Himalayan

A mix between the lovely Persian and a Siamese, the gorgeous Himalayan has inherited their good looks from both parent breeds. They are well-known for their kind natures which they also get from their parents. They are playful and affectionate which is why they have become one of the most popular feline companions on the planet.

Sharing a home with a Himalayan pussy cat is a real pleasure because if there is one thing these gorgeous looking felines do well it's to keep you entertained with their playful antics and kind natures. However, they are pretty busy characters which means they don't like to be left to their own devices for long periods of time!

The Cute Scottish Fold

There's no doubt at all that Scottish Folds are lovely looking felines and have to be among the cutest on the planet with their massive eyes and curled up ears. Their cuteness is only matched by their lovely, affectionate natures and the breed is well-known for being incredibly placid and gentle. They are fun to be around because they stay “kitten-like” even in their adult years and there's nothing they enjoy more than playing interactive games with you whenever they can.

As their name suggests, these delightful pussy cats originate in Scotland and are a relatively new breed on the cat scene only first being appearing back in the sixties. The breed had an immediate impact on the cat world with their stunning, large round eyes and cuter than cute expressions. Scottish folds can boast either a long or short coat and have a habit of sitting up on their back legs which is very reminiscent of prairie dogs which all adds to the endearing appeal.

The Very Pretty Selkirk Rex

It's not only their gorgeous curly coats that are so eye catching because these adorable looking felines boast such pretty faces too. They have extremely large eyes, short stubby faces and large bat-like ears that really makes them stand out from the crowd.

They are well known for their kind and affectionate natures having inherited many of the characteristics and traits of parent breeds which includes those of the gorgeous Persian. Selkirk Rex catsare very laid-back characters and they like nothing more than watching the world go by with intermittent bouts of playfulness.

The Stunningand Ever Popular Persian Cat

As previously mentioned, the Persian cat has to be one of the most recognised and popular felines in the world and for centuries they have been delighting their owners with their wonderful looks and kind, affectionate natures. They have to be among the most “laid-back” cats ever which is why they make sure a wonderful choice as a family pet.

Persian cats have glorious coats which do take a bit of taking care of in the grooming department. But the effort and time spent with your pet is well worth it because they are so lovely to be around on a one to one basis. Naturally, being pampered is something these felines really enjoy.

However, because of their extreme flat faces and shorter than short stubby noses, you have to be very careful and keep an eye on them when the weather is hot because the breed is known to have difficulty in breathing when the temperature starts to rise, especially during the hotter summer months.


Cats are glorious creatures and every one of them has their own personality. They are clever characters and they know how to wrap their owners around their little paws whenever they want something. The five gorgeous breeds mentioned above are masters at doing just this because not only are they lovely looking, but they boast super kind and affectionate natures too!



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