The international cat association (tica) recognizes 71 unique cat breeds. some are notable for their big, pointy ears; others for their curlicue fur; a few for their wild coloring.
These 9 cat breeds in particular are recognizable for their small stature and typically don't exceed ten pounds. and what they lack in size they make up for in energy and affection.
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The singapura weighs in between 4-8 pounds! They also take 15-24 months to reach their adult size, so it'll feel like you have a kitten even longer.
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2. Cornish Rex
Cornish rex cats are super slim with bat-like ears. While they are incredibly thin, it should be noted that the breed strandard calls for a muscular body.
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3. Devon Rex
The devon rex has a mischievous disposition. and as adults, these cats weigh between six and nine pounds and have a noticeably small nose and face.
4. American Curl
Known for their cute little ears that bend backwards. Females range between 5-8 lbs, and males between 7-10 lbs.
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5. Russian Blue
The russian blues are prone to obesity because they love their food, but typically fall between 7-12 pounds when fully grown.
These kittens are small with stubby, short tails. They originated in russia and are known for their expressive eyes and gentle disposition.
These cats are either totally hairless or have soft, barely-there coat. they are lean but also very muscular, so they are heavier than other cats on our list.
8. Japanese bobtail
Japanese bobtails are graceful, yet strong and super soft and can be short-haired or long-haired and weigh anywhere between 6-10 pounds as adults.
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Munchkins reach 5-9 lbs & are known for their short legs. Some cat lovers think breeding felines with legs this short isn't kind so keep that in mind.
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