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06/13/2012 01:06 pm ET

Best Cat Breeds 2012: The Top 10 American Feline Pedigrees

From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour:

Cat aficionados can name a million reasons why they fancy their feline friends, but certain breeds possess personality traits that make them particularly popular. So we decided to take a close look at Vetstreet's 2011 birth record data to find out just which pedigreed cat breeds are most coveted in the U.S. today.

List, photos and captions courtesy of Vetstreet

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America's Top 10 Pedigreed Cat Breeds

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