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

Trendy Cats: These are the 10 most popular breeds of adorable cat in Britain - including the cute 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.

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 โ€“ or both.

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

Here are the 10 most popular breeds according to price comparison site GoCompare.

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