Is this the world’s cutest cat?

Snoopy Worlds Cutest Cat

At October 2013, Snoopy is said to the world’s cutest cat. Of course, you have to ask, “who is saying it?”. Cuteness is in the eye of the beholder.

This cat is cute. However, personally I have to disagree that Snoopy is the cutest of them all because I rule out all extreme bred cats and the Exotic Shorthair is an extreme bred cat – a shorthaired version of the flat-faced Persian, to be exact.

Snoopy is not bred to great extreme but the head and face is unnatural for a cat. In anatomical terminology, this cat has a “brachycephalic” skull – short and round.

I won’t go on but a cat can only be genuinely cute for me if he or she has a natural head shape that is healthy. How can a cat be cute if he is in less than in good health due to a weird head shape?

Interestingly, breeding this sort of skull shape can lead to misaligned jaws, causing the cat to be deemed very ugly. Strange world…….→

ugly cat exotic shorthaor with overshot lower jaw

Cuteness is apparently not far from ugliness in the cat breed world.

Note: I have taken the liberty of publishing pictures from Snoopy’s FB page. I have provided a link in return. I hope this is OK. If not please leave a comment.

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Is this the world’s cutest cat? — 26 Comments

  1. Sorry I love cats however this cat holds no appeal for me at all. I feel sorry for him 🙁 can he even breathe with that inadequate little nose?

    • He can’t breathe as well as a normal cat. And he may have tear stains as the drainage hole can be blocked. It is called “tear duct overflow”. You can buy a liquid (Angel Eyes) to clear up the mess 😉

  2. I’ve said it before I have never seen an ugly cat and don’t think I ever will, the cute cat is pretty, the ginger at the bottom is gorgeous, but I prefer a cat with a normal shaped head rather than a modified one, I really prefer the domestic moggy over all the exotic breeds. When you think about it cats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes just like humans do so you’re right Michael when you say cuteness – or beauty – is in the eye of the beholder, and what a good thing it is that we’re all different.

  3. Not the world’s cutest cat. That would be Monty fetching a little stick I threw for him outside. When he does that he’s the cutest cat in the world.

  4. I feel sorry for the cat. 🙁 It is cute, in a pathetic way. imho.
    Yet another “mutated” feline. Give me an abandoned kitten/cat that needs a good rescue, anyday.

    • I am with you as usual. This cat is hyped up, social media, celebrity cute blah blah blah. I prefer real cute. A normal, cat requiring a home who looks up to me and asks.

  5. “BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER”. What might be pretty could be ugly to another and vice-versa. As for me, personally i don’t like “EXTREME BRED CATS” although they look beautiful as does “Snoopy”, an exotic short-haired Persian cat.I also like the cute brown Ultra faced Persian cat with “BUCK CANINE TEETH’ for its freak looks !

  6. I don’t even like the word ‘cute’ and I don’t think either that Snoopy is the ‘cutest’ cat in the world.
    I think all cats and kittens are beautiful, there is no such thing as an ugly cat, but cats deliberately bred with deformities are certainly not in the least bit ‘cute’ and I feel sorry that people have especially bred them 🙁

  7. I don’t find Snoopy or any other cat bred to have brachycephalia cute.

    I thought it was bad enough that breeders have continually flattened the face of Persians solely to please cat show judges, but to introduce another breed based on the same deformity is cruel.

      • I understood the cute factor was due to cats (like babies) having large eyes for the size of their face. That’s why when they want to make cartoon characters appealing, they always give them large eyes. In the Shrek films, Puss in Boots uses this to great effect 🙂

  8. Well I’m with the Opinion that ALL Cats are Very Beautiful and Cute. I don’t think just cause one looks Cute over another. There is beauty and Loveliest and Cute in all Cat Breeds whether Domestic or Pedigree. Just cause a Particular cat looks Cute doesn’t do it for me. Its their Personaility and their Love and what they have been though in Life that matters.

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