These have been the most popular breeds of cat over lockdown.

Top Cats: Here are the 10 most popular breeds of adorable cat in the UK - including the loving Ragdoll 🐈

Pet ownership has soared over the global pandemic, with an estimated 11 per cent of UK homes having taken on new animals each year.

Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 3:00 pm

The Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) chiefs say this means that the UK now has 17 million pet-owning homes, with the majority owning either a cat or a dog – or both.

There are now around 12million pet cats in the UK, with a whole range of breeds prized by feline fans.

Several studies have indicated that owning a pet has led to an improvement in mental health for people hit by Covid restrictions.

Here are the 10 most popular breeds since the beginning of lockdown according to price comparison site GoCompare.

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