12 Most Popular Fluffy Cat Breeds

fluffy grey tabby ragamuffin cat sitting staring forward

Fluffy cat breeds are amongst the most popular choices with cat owners. Everyone seems to love a cuddly and cute cat! Check out some of these super fluffy long-haired beauties here…

The Furry Coat of Cats

You may be surprised to hear that often cats do not have a single layer of a furry coat, some cats have up to 3 layers. The three layers are called topcoat, undercoat, and awn hairs, and each of these layers has different purposes. 

There are over 70 cat breeds in the world that we are sure to look adorable, but for today’s article, we will specifically be talking about the 12 fluffiest!


orange persian cat with fluffy tail sleeping on a chair head on paws

Coming up first on our list, we have the Persian Cats, and we are certain that you all have heard of this cat breed since it is probably the most popular cat breed. The Persian has a beautiful long coat and a flat face that could easily melt anyone’s heart. On top of that, Persian cats have a sweet voice and a majestic tail. 

With the beautiful fur coat comes a lot of maintenance. You will have to brush this cat’s coat every day using a metal comb, bathe it every week with shampoo, and finally blow-dry it, so your pet holds its beauty.

Maine Coon

orange and white maine coon climbing tree branches outdoors

If you are someone who loves to hug a big cat, you might want to take a look at this cat breed. The Maine Coon is a huge cat with a thick furry tail, neck, as well as furry feet. 

Its giant figure may intimidate you, we must tell you that the Main Coon are actually a very friendly cat breed who loves it when people come and stroke their thick and fluffy coat. 

The furry coat of the Main Coon, along with its friendly nature, makes it one of the most popular cat breeds. One great thing about the Main Coon is that you only have to brush its coat every week.


fluffy white and brown ragdoll cat on patrol outdoors

With an adorable face and pretty blue eyes, the Ragdoll is a truly beautiful cat. It is a big cat, but it is very gentle and friendly in nature, which means it gets along with everyone and other animals as well. Some may say that the Ragdoll is like a puppy in many ways. Its name is given because, at times, this breed goes limp.

You will be pleased to hear that the Ragdoll is also a low-maintenance cat that doesn’t shed much, and you will only need to brush its brush just about once a week.


fluffy grey tabby ragamuffin cat sitting staring forward

The Ragamuffin can be called a cousin of Ragdoll and shares many of the same characteristics as the Ragdoll breed. This breed of cat has a very thick coat of fur, which makes it a popular breed of cat. 

Like the Ragdoll, when relaxing, the Ragamuffin goes limp. Additionally, cats of this breed are very friendly, and they can get attached to you, and they will follow you around as you go around your house. 

You will not worry about a lot of maintenance either with the Ragamuffin, since it also requires a weekly brush.


chocolate point himalayan cat loafing on lawn with eyes closed

The Himalayan is a relative of the Persian cats, and some cat registries refer to them as the Himalayan Persians. But calling it just Persian would be wrong since it is a crossbreed of the Persian and the Siamese, as you can see from the unique coloring from the Siamese and the fluffy coat from the Persian. 

This breed of cat is a bit shy but will get along with its owner well. They are also quite lazy, so they are perfect for snuggling up with. Since it has the coat of the Persian breed, you will need to brush its coat every day and bathe it every week, which is a lot of maintenance. 


a fluffy brown somali cat with green eyes lying on a parquet floor

For people who love cats that are very active, and friendly the Somali would be a great furry friend. The Somali has an athletic physique and is generally very muscular. However, the good thing is that they also have a beautiful long coat. If you wish to adopt a Somali, you should know that this breed must exercise a lot. 

Although you only have to brush the furry coat of the Somali once a week, it sheds a lot of furs. This breed of cat will keep you busy sometimes since it is very social and active and can easily get along with strangers.


seal point fluffy birman cat with blue eyes sitting looking upward

You may be able to tell from its name, this breed of cats comes from Burma. The Birman is a very calm cat who does play sometimes but for very short periods. They are not too shy, but they usually stick to their owners rather than socializing with passing strangers. 

In size, the Birman are big cats, and they have a soft and beautiful coat, making them one of the most loved fluffy cat breeds. 

These cats are also another low-maintenance breed, requiring the weekly brush to get rid of all the dead hairs. 


a fluffy grey tabby siberian cat sitting on a wall

Originating from the cold of Siberia, the Siberian has a double coat to protect it from the harsh weather. This breed is the cat very intelligent, and they pick up on things very easily. They will not be playful with strangers right away but will certainly be close to all the members of your family. 

Brushing its thick, double coat once a week will do for most of the year, but daily brushing is a must when shedding season arrives. 

Norwegian Forest Cat

A charcoal silver and white norwegian forest cat sitting in a garden staring to camera

As its name suggests, the Norwegian forest cat is from Norway. With a muscular built, this breed of cat loves to climb things and stay on higher grounds, so you may see it often sitting on top of your cupboard. 

They are not always active, but we must say that this cat will get along with anyone, including dogs! For grooming, you will have to brush it once a week, but sometimes you will need to do it twice. 

 Japanese Bobtail

calico japanese bobtail cat crouching

If you talk about the Japanese Bobtail with Japanese people, you will know that this breed is considered good luck in Japan. This means that the bobtail is very much appreciated and loved. They also have a very cute face, short furry coat, and a little bobtail, making them so loveable. 

The Japanese bobtail cat breed is an active and friendly breed of cat that gets along with most people. In terms of grooming, they need to be brushed once a week or sometimes twice, and during shedding season, you may need to brush them daily.

 Turkish Angora

close up portrait of a fluffy ginger turkish angorra cat sitting in a bathroom

The Turkish Angora is a fluffy cat with a bushy tail regardless of having short to medium-length hair. These breeds are mostly white, but they can actually be of any color and may even have different patterns on them. 

If you are looking for a cat who will keep you busy, the Turkish Angora would be suitable for you since it is very energetic and social.

They do not shed much, so you will have to brush them only once a week, which makes it a low-maintenance cat. 

 British Shorthair

orange british shorthair cat lying on a wooden garden table in a sphynx pose on a sunny evening

The British Shorthair would be a great match for people who want a lazy cat who will always stick by their side. The British Shorthair loves to curl up with its owner. They are very affectionate and love the attention of their family members. However, they are not the friendliest cats and need some time to adjust to strangers. 

Although they do not have very long hair, as you can tell from the name of the breed, the British Shorthair does shed a hefty amount of fur. The weekly grooming and a bath every other month should be enough to keep them clean.

Final Words

After showing you the 12 most popular fluffy cat breeds, we hope that you have found a breed that not only looks adorable to you but also matches your personality. A very important thing you should always think about before getting a cat is that whether you are fit to take care of a cat. 

These cute furry animals require a lot of care and affection, so if you don’t think you can take care of one, we would suggest you refrain from getting a cat.