Domesticated cats have their roots in ancient times. Historically, cats have stood as symbols of protection from agents of the underworld and they have long been trained as family pets. They have unique personalities and are fiercely independent. These playful creatures have the ability to promote lower blood pressure and better physical and emotional health for their human family members. Through the centuries, owners have cross bred them to come up with a range of new and interesting breeds which have now become some of our favorites in modern times. The new breeds of yesteryear have become what we now refer to as standards. Some are not very attractive while others are amazingly cute.
Here are the 20 cutest cat breeds that exist in the world today (in no particular order).