Top 10 Small Cat Breeds Around the World

Are you looking to get you a kitty that will stay pretty small? If so, then you are in luck. There are some breeds that are just naturally smaller than others. Sure, there are teacup kitties out there, but this is usually just a result of irresponsible breeding. The truth is that it is better to just go with a naturally small breed, rather than a teacup. If you want a cat that is going to remain pretty small, we have compiled a list for you to consider. 

Here are some of the best small cat breeds from all across the globe.

1. Munchkin

First, we have the Munchkin breed. They get the name munchkin cat because they tend to stay pretty small. On top of being really small, they are also super cute. They have a really sweet temperament as well, but they do not really demand too much of your attention. This means they make a great cat for families who spend their days out of the house at work. 

2. Oriental

The Oriental cat looks a little funny at first glance. Their ears look as though they don’t really match their face. They are really small, but they pack a whole lot of energy. They are also really agile and can move with ease through the smallest of spaces. They stay rather small, and they are really just loving and playful. They also have short hair, and don’t tend to shed a whole lot. This is always a plus.

3. Korat

Next, we have the Korat breed. They are one of the most beautiful cat breeds. They have a really shiny coat, and they are also really low maintenance. They tend to do for themselves a lot, and don’t require a lot of intervention. You don’t have to spend extra time grooming them. They are also really good companions. They love to cuddle and lay with you, but they also enjoy playing from time to time. If you want a playful baby that won’t get too big, then the Korat may be a good breed to consider.

4. Singapura

The Singapura is really a sweet breed that is sure to love just about everyone that they meet. If you have a Singapura cat and they don’t like someone, it really may be time to question their character. These cats really never meet a stranger. They are from Singapore, and they are really adaptive. They have adapted to live in areas all over the world. They are also really active.

5. Burmese

The Burmese breed came from the southeastern portion of Asia. They usually keep themselves pretty occupied, but they love to spend time with you as well. 

They can be super friendly, but sometimes they may just want to be to themselves. They also don’t shed and have a pretty short coat. You don’t have to worry too much about hairballs either. They do groom a lot, but since they don’t shed they usually don’t have hairballs.

6. Minskin

The Minskin looks a whole lot like the Sphynx. The reason for this is because it is like a mix between the Sphynx and the Munchkin. This is why it tends to be such a cat breed that stay small. They are hairless though, for the most part. They are also pretty charming, even though they may not look like the cutest cat at first. They really enjoy prowling around, and you may find them in the highest spaces in your home napping during the day, while they run wild at night.

7. Sakoke

Although you may not have really ever heard of it, the Sakoke breed is really a playful breed that tends to be all over the place. They don’t usually like to sit in your lap very much, but they do play. They also really love to be affectionate and show their love. They can be pretty vocal as well. They are usually spotted in color, but this is not always the case. They don’t get very big though, which makes them ideal for families that want a small cat. Typically, they won’t get much bigger than about ten to twelve pounds.

8. Japanese Bobtail

There is a bobtail that stays small! That is the Japanese Bobtail. This cat is the cat that inspired the Japanese sensation Hello Kitty. They love to be friends with just about everyone, and even make friends with other pets. They do tend to be quite curious though, and we all know that curiosity killed the cat. Try to keep them indoors if you can, so that they can stay safe.

9. American Curl

The American Curl breed doesn’t get very large. They get their roots from the west coast of the United States. They have both long hair and short hair versions, so you can really get your pick when it comes to this breed. They also have really cute ears that curl backwards. They may not really have the ear curl right away, but as they mature the ears start to curl naturally. They also really don’t shed too much, which is an added benefit on top of the fact that they are small.

10. Cornish Rex

Another really small breed to consider is the Cornish Rex. They usually have really short hair cats, and really large ears. They often have a wrap for looking quite rat like, but they really are precious. They also stay pretty small throughout their life. They may be small, but they are not lacking in their love and affection. They love to cuddle, and also love to just be around their human companions!

As you can see, you don’t have to opt for a teacup breed. You can just choose from one of the small breed cats. There are other breeds as well that don’t get very large. Do you have a cat that is a small breed that we didn’t mention? If so, then share it with us in the comments below!