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CFA's Top Ten for 2006

post #1 of 14
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Top Ten Most Popular Breeds! According to the CFA registration statistics for 2006, following is the ranking for the Top Ten Breeds.

1. Persian
2. Maine Coon
3. Exotic
4. Siamese
5. Ragdoll
6. Abyssinian
7. Birman
8. American Shorthair
9. Oriental
10. Sphynx

On the site is a link to the file of all the breeds

http://www.cfainc.org/news.html

Somalis are the same as last year. They came in at 21.
post #2 of 14
Cool - had to go get the "complete" list. Cornish rexes are 13th, Ocicats are 17th. So we are still in the top 20

Personally, I'm glad the Oci's are not in the top 10 - less competition and better quality with smaller numbers
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Cool - had to go get the "complete" list. Cornish rexes are 13th, Ocicats are 17th. So we are still in the top 20

Personally, I'm glad the Oci's are not in the top 10 - less competition and better quality with smaller numbers
All the better for Charlie and Demetri that Ocis are in at 17. But, as an Oci owner, they're #1 in my books!
post #4 of 14
Wellll that's a given We have a labrador - they've been on AKC's #1 list for over 15 yrs in a row - and look at the numbers bred - a lot from byb's who are ruining the breed!

IMO its not a good thing to be #1 on a list of popularity
post #5 of 14
Just a point to ponder...

If Abys are the 2nd most Fav SH breed and Siamese are the most fave SH breed, why aren't there as many BYBs for Abys and Siamese as there are for the Long Haired breeds (Persians and Maine Coons)?
post #6 of 14
Hmm interesting point! I would say there is a higher number of byb for siamese then the abys. Maybe the abys are too "exotic" looking and siamese everyone recognizes whether byb or reputable breeder.

And then too, you don't see too many abys in shelters. The aby breeders are more careful?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Cool - had to go get the "complete" list. Cornish rexes are 13th, Ocicats are 17th. So we are still in the top 20

Personally, I'm glad the Oci's are not in the top 10 - less competition and better quality with smaller numbers
I actually disagree quite strongly with this - the higher the numbers in competition means you have to strive harder to achieve perfection in your breeding.
Chrissy
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
Just a point to ponder...

If Abys are the 2nd most Fav SH breed and Siamese are the most fave SH breed, why aren't there as many BYBs for Abys and Siamese as there are for the Long Haired breeds (Persians and Maine Coons)?
Because even though Siamese and Abys are popular their registration numbers are alot lower than Persians and Maine Coons. Persians make up 50% of CFA registrations. I have personally seen Maine Coon and Siamese backyard breeders but never Abys.
post #9 of 14
When I said "less competition" I meant within your own breed Its a lot tougher to grand a persian with the breed competition, then an Oci as there are less Oci's out there and if they are good, they will take top honors breed wise

I've always shown the "minor" breeds - and would champion quickly but then go against the other breeds for grand points. Spooky (my rex) would take Best of Breed almost all the time, simply cause he didn't have to compete breed wise - just overall wise

As long as Charlie doesn't have a lot of other oci's to compete against, he stands a better chance in finals.
post #10 of 14
That sounds similar to a Tica show, where you collect points and so forth and can champion in one day, with Gccf shows you only ever compete against your own breed. Persians are always the most represented breed as well at gccf shows, so the competition is always of a very high standard
Chrissy
post #11 of 14
I was surprised to see Birmans on that list! Most people don't even know what the heck they are!
post #12 of 14
Hi Pam, they are very popular over here
Chrissy
post #13 of 14
That's wonderful! Over here, everyone thinks I have Persians/Himalayans/Ragdolls/Snowshoes/anything but a Birman! And when I say what they are its "Burmese? Are you sure you know what you're talking about?"
post #14 of 14
Lol, could be a Himalayan with a severe haircut I suppose
Chrissy
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