Every cat breed has its own distinct personality, which you should be aware of when you decide on a specific breed. Here are 10 of the most popular cat breeds, in no specific order.
- The Exotic Shorthair
This is your cat if you’re looking for a good companion that wants to be around you. They love to cuddle up, show affection and bond with their owners. They prefer a calm household and will suit a couple or single person.
- The Persian cat
These cats are beautiful, gentle and quiet. You will need to groom it regularly. They’re best suited for single people, couples and a home without lots of activity and noise.
- The Siamese
These cats love the attention of their owners. They’ll sit on your lap and even follow you around. They’re curious, smart, demand to know what’s happening, and want to be part of the household’s activities
- The American Shorthair
These cats are a pedigreed version of the exotic shorthair and are friendly and adaptable. They enjoy affection, are easygoing and tolerant and make lovely family pets.
- The Main Coon
This is a beautiful, big boned breed that will follow you around. This cat’s pleasing personality means they get along with people - as well as dogs! They’re less inclined to get into mischief than many other breeds.
- The Burmese
These cats love people’s company. They’ll sit on your lap and converse in cat-language. They flourish in a home where they get lots of attention, hugs and belly scratches. They can be demanding, so make sure you can give sufficient attention to it.
- The Ragdoll
The Ragdoll has a gentle character and can form strong bonds with their owners. These cats fit in well with families, are very affectionate and tend to go limp when you pay attention to it! They’d rather follow you around than go out exploring on their own.
- The Bengal
These cats can be demanding. They’re curious, intelligent, and active - you may even teach it to walk on a leash! Not a cat that’s mad about a cuddle, they’re more independent. They’re will suit experienced cat owners.
- The Miniskin
The Miniskin is a hypoallergenic breed, making it ideal for people who are allergic to cat’s fur. They’re a crossbreed between a Munchkin and a Sphynx. The result is a cat with hair on parts of their face, ears, tail and legs, and a hairless belly.
- Russian Blue Cat
These cats are gorgeous, with green eyes and blue coloured coats. They’re intelligent and playful, but may take time and space to get used to you. Once they feel secure, they can be very affectionate.