Cat Breeds – The Full Guide 2019

If you want to add a feline to your family but are not sure which breed will be the most suitable for your household and lifestyle, read on to find out more about some of the most popular cat breeds in the US and in the world.

The various breeds have different maintenance requirements, as well as varied temperaments and preferences when it comes to daily activities, living with other animals or children as well as spending time alone at home, or going outside.

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You will be amazed at how unique and intriguing these intelligent animals are, and how wonderful additions to any family they can be.

Here is a brief description of the most common cat breeds:

Abyssinian

The Abyssinian cat is a small to medium-sized, oriental type cat which originated in Ethiopia. The weight of the males is about 7 – 10lbs. and females will weigh about 6-8 lbs. these cats are short-haired and can be red, fawn, ruddy or blue in color and are known for their ticked hair pattern.

They are very intelligent and inquisitive animals which will investigate each and every part of your home. They are often referred to as “Aby-grabbers” as Abyssinians will grab just about everything they are interested in. They are playful cats which require attention, toys and mental and physical exercise.

They are active cats and will get along with children and with cat-friendly pets. The lifespan of these cats is from 9 to 15 years.

The breed was first shown at the Crystal Palace cat show back in 1871, and its origin traces back to Abyssinia which today is known as Ethiopia. In the 1900s the Abyssinian was imported from Britain to the US and has become one of the more popular cat breeds since then.

American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is a medium to large sized cat breed with males reaching a weight of 12-16 lbs. and females a weight of 7-11 lbs.

It can be wither, shorthaired or longhaired, and comes in all kinds of colors including white, blue, black, chocolate, cream, red, cinnamon, lavender, fawn as well as in all types of variations, patterns, and different shading.

The American Bobtail is a highly intelligent, confident and friendly cat with somewhat of a clown like personality. It resembles a bobtailed wildcat and is very athletic and can be taught to be walked on a leash like a dog.

This breed will grow into an adult when it reached about 2 or 3 years of age, so be prepared to have a kitty-like cat for years. It is devoted to its family and gets along with children of all ages and with adults alike.

Its bobtail has an average length of 1-4 inches and can be seen when the cat is alert.

American Curl Cat Breed

This beautiful cat has very specific curled ears. It originates from the US and is a small to medium cat breed. The male American Curl will reach a weight of 7-10 lbs. and females will weigh about 5-8 lbs.

It has either a short or semi-long hair type and comes in various colors and patterns including black, white, red, cream, blue, lilac, chocolate, golden, silver, and others.

The American Curl is also referred to as the “Peter Pan’ of cats because it retains a kitten like personality all life long.

It is a people-oriented cat breed and will live well with everyone including with small children and pets.

The American Curl kitties are actually born with straight ears, which start curving down when they reach to 3 to 5 days of age.

American Shorthair

These good-natured cats are another US-based breed which is medium to large. The males weigh 11-15 lbs. and the females are about 8-12 lbs. when fully grown.

The American Shorthair as the name suggests has short hair and comes in many colors including white, blue, black, red, silver and cream as well as in all types of patterns.

It was originally bred for dealing with rodents and pests from food stores, so it has strong hunting instincts.

It is a rather active and smart cat which can be taught different tricks and will enjoy playing with interactive toys which challenge its mental skills.

The American Shorthair is easily adaptable and has a good nature which makes it a perfect family pet and companion. It loves attention but will not enjoy being carried around.

While this cat can learn to get along with dogs and other larger pets, its hunting instincts may pose a problem with smaller pets like birds and hamsters.

It has a long lifespan of 15-20 years and is believed to have been first brought to the US on the Mayflower in 1620. The breed was first shown in 1895 at the very first American cat show and was recognized as a founding breed in 1906 by the Cat Fanciers Association.

American Wirehair

Cats from this US breed are medium to large sized, with males weighing 12-15 lbs. and females – 8 to 12 lbs.

They have a medium Rex type coat and are available in many different colors and patterns except colorpoint.

The American Wirehair will enjoy purring and “talking” to you. It has a distinct wiry and quite dense coat which looks and feels like steel wool.

It is a highly adaptable, communicative and playful cat breed which will get along with all family members including children aged 6 and above as well as with other family pets.

The breed was first introduced in 1966 after a mutation following the mating of two regular barn cats resulted in the unique wiry coat. Today, the breed is considered a national treasure in the US.

Balinese-Javanese

Named after the exotic elegant dancers from the island of Bali, the Balinese is a medium-sized cat breed which has a very aristocratic and elegant oriental demeanor. The males weigh about 12-16 lbs. and the females weigh from 8 to 12 lbs.  Their coats can be seal, chocolate, blue and lilac point and may have various colorpoint patterns and shades.

The Balinese has a distinctive tail plume and is a muscular and yet long and slender cat. This cat breed is easy going, intelligent and has a regal-like presence and behavior.

Bengal

The Bengal is actually a beautiful hybrid between an Abyssinian and a leopard cat and Egyptian Mau first invented in 1963. This is a medium, to large sized cat breed, so you can expect the males to weigh about 10-18 lbs. and the females 6-12 lbs.

The Bengal has short hair which can be orange or light brown with dark spots and a unique marbled pattern.

It is a docile feline with a lively personality, so there will be a lot of investigating, playing, chasing and climbing in your home if you adopt a Bengal cat. These cats are attention seekers which are ready for adventure and mischief at all times.

Most of the cats from this breed can be trained to walk on a leash so that you can take them outdoors to explore the world safely as well.

They have a 12-16 year lifespan and their unique marbling patterned coat is so soft that it cannot compare to that of any other cat breed.

They actually have markings which look like that of wild cats like jaguars, leopards, and ocelots.

The breed was accepted in 1991 as a champion status breed by the International Cat Association, and after that by the American Cat Fanciers Association.

Birman

The Birman cats have gorgeous round sky blue eyes and are a medium to large sized breed. The males can grow to weigh 9-15 lbs. and the females to 6-10 lbs.

They have soft and silky semi-long hair which can be seal point, chocolate point, blue point or lilac point. Their tails are absolutely spectacular, and the good news is that their coats are not prone to matting.

They are very social animals and would prefer if they have other feline or other animal friends at home to socialize with.

The Birman is an active and playful cat, but will respect your privacy and will stay calm and quiet when you have work to do or are sleeping.

It is known to be the sacred cat of Burma and has a long life expectancy.

Bombay

The Bombay is an easy going mid-sized cat which can reach a weight of 8-11 lbs. for the males, and 6-9 lbs. for the females.

It is a solid black cat with short hair and can easily adapt to all households. It can be a single pet and the center of attention or share a home with other cats, pets and children.

The Bombay cat is a smart cat which can be taught tricks and which will love playing with you as well as curling up and taking a nap with you.

Cats from this breed have a life expectancy of 12-16 years and have rounded heads and copper to gold colored eyes.

There are some sable Bombay cats which are occasionally born amongst the predominantly black ones as well. These felines even have black paws which is not as common among other cat breeds.

The breed was developed in the 1950s from a cross between a black American Shorthair and a sable Burmese in an attempt to create a cat which resembles the gorgeous Indian black leopard. In 1978 it was officially recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association.

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is more of a sedentary type, medium to large cat breed. The males will weigh between 12 and 18 lbs. and the females – about 9 to 15 lbs.

They have very specific short, dense and plush like coats, and can be blue, black, white, red, silver, golden or smoke colored. Some of the cats from this breed have various patterns and shades as well.

The British Shorthair is an easy going cat which will appreciate your affection but is not that likely to enjoy being a lap cat or being carried around.

Your British Shorthair though will love following you around the house, exploring every single nook and cranny at home.

These cats can live well with children as well as with cat-friendly dogs and other pets.

Their eyes are usually copper colored, but the point colored cats from this breed can have blue eyes as well.

Their most common coat color is blue which is why they are sometimes referred to as Blue British cats.

They are in fact the oldest cat breed in England and were first imported from Egypt by the Romans back in 43 AD. One of the most popular cats from this breed is the fictional Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Burmese

Burmese cats will enjoy “talking” with their humans and will follow you around the house, curl up in bed with you and even great your guests.

This is a medium-sized cat breed with the males weighing 8-12 lbs. and the females weighing an average of 6-10 lbs.

The cats from this breed have short coats and come in blue, platinum, champagne and sable colors. They have golden or green eyes. In some feline associations, Burmese cats in a non-traditional lilac, red or tortoiseshell colors are permitted to show at contests and shows.

They love living with other felines and with people and are smart, energetic and playful animals which are so outgoing that they will act more like dogs than like cats in many cases.

The Burmese cats have compact bodies, round heads, and very expressive eyes.

The first Burmese cat named Wong Mau was brought to America in 1930, and her owner managed to breed her with Siamese cats to isolate the sable coat color.

Chartreux

Also known as the “Smiling cat from France”, the Chartreux is a beautiful and yet pretty rare breed. The cats from this breed are medium to large sized and can be expected to reach a weight of up to 15 lbs., for the males and up to 11 lbs. for the females.

The Chartreux has short, plush soft hair which can be colored in any shade of blue from light grey and ash to slate.

The cats from this French breed have unique sweet smiling facial expressions. They do have strong hunting and chasing instincts and are one of the slowly maturing cat breeds so you will have a little kitty in the body of a large cat for up to 5 years of age until it finally matures.

The Chartreux is very loyal and affectionate to its family. According to legends, the cat was bred in the Grand Chartreuse Monastery where the monks made yellow and green liquors. The cat was specifically selected to have a quiet voice so as not to disturb the inhabitants of the monastery during the meditations.

Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is more of a small-sized or medium cat breed and the males will weigh only about 6-9 lbs. while the females will reach a weight of just 5-7 lbs.

The Cornish Rex cats have short but incredibly silky and soft coats which can be in just about any color, pattern or combination.

The cats from this English breed have large bat-like ears, large eyes and wavy coats, which are different from those of any other cat breed because they lack guard hairs which other cats have. The breed was first invented in 1950 in Cornwall where it was discovered that a British Shorthair had given birth to a cream colored male cat which resembled a lamb and had rows of curls on the back.

These small sized and energetic cats resemble whippets and will love to climb and jump at home. They too retain their kitten-like characteristics throughout their entire lifetime, so you can expect to have a lot of play and fun at home if you adopt a Cornish Rex cat.

Devon Rex

This is yet another breed from England which has short hair and is also known as a pixie or a poodle which purrs.

The Devon Rex cats are small, and the males will weigh about 8-10 lbs. while the females will reach a weight of just 5-8 lbs.

These unique cats will actually wag their tails and have curly coats which is why they are referred to as Poodles which purr.

They come in all colors including black, white, cinnamon, blue, cream, red, fawn, chocolate, lavender and in all types of patterns.

They are incredibly sweet and friendly cats which will melt your heart when they look at you with those large expressive eyes from their small pixie-like faces. They are fun cats to have and will get along with all people and cat-friendly animals in the house.

Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau cat will greet you with a soft and friendly meow when it sees you. This medium-sized cat breed originating from Egypt will reach a weight of 10-14 lbs. for the males and 6-10 lbs. for the females.

It has a short coat in silver, smoke or bronze color and specific beautiful spots, and one-of-a-kind gooseberry green large eyes. In fact, this breed is the only naturally spotted one.

The Egyptian Mau will become strongly devoted to its humans and will show you its love by showing off its hunting skills, its beautiful voice or by surprising you by jumping on top of a tall bookshelf.

These cats actually love playing with water, so you can teach them to turn on the faucet to drink some water.

They get along with all of the family members but can be wary when strangers arrive at home.

“Mau” actually means cat in ancient Egyptian.

Exotic Shorthair

The Exotic Shorthair was developed in the US as a shorthaired version of the famous Persian breed. The cats from this breed are mid-sized or large and the males can weigh 7to 14 lbs. while the females will normally weigh from 6 to 10 lbs.

The Exotic Shorthair cats have short, soft and plush like coats and can be black, white, red, blue, cream, chocolate, silver or patterned.

They are also referred to as the “Persians for lazy men” because they do not require the daily grooming and maintenance which Persians do.

The cats from this breed are easy going and sweet and actually, look like soft teddy bears with their round plush faces.

Havana Brown

The result from breeding Siamese and domestic black cats in the 1950s, the Havana Brown is a sweet-natured and highly intelligent cat.

The cats are medium sized, and their weight will be about 8-10 lbs. for the males and 6-8 lbs. for the females. They have solid brown short coats which resemble the color of Havana cigars and hence the name of the breed.

The Havana Brown is a puppy-like cat breed because it is known to love following its owners, it can be taught to fetch various toys and has a good nature.

The Brownies often use their paws to investigate new things which makes them look even cuter.

These cats though do not like being left alone for long, so keep that in mind when adopting a cat from this beautiful breed.

Himalayan

This gorgeous cat is a result of a cross between Persian and Siamese cats. It is a medium to large sized breed with long hair which is white with colorpoint in various color versions. It has a dark facial mask, tail, and ears like a Siamese.

The cats from this breed all have blue eyes which are also inherited by its Siamese ancestors.

This cat is a very sweet and affectionate animal which will love spending hours on your lap but may not be so friendly to unknown visitors.

The Himalayan is an indoor cat which doesn’t need to jump and climb on things and will be perfectly happy if you have a set daily routine which hardly ever changes.

In the US, the Himalayan is classified as a separate breed, while the International Cat Association recognizes it as a part of the Persian breed. Still, Himmies are among the top preferred pedigreed cats in the US.

Japanese Bobtail

If you have seen the popular figure or picture of the Japanese lucky cat (the maneki-neko), then you know what a Japanese Bobtail looks like.

This medium-sized cat will reach a weight of 7-10lbs. for the males and 5-7 lbs. for the females.

There are both longhaired and shorthaired Japanese Bobtail cats, which come in white, blue, cream, black or red colors or with different patterns excluding colorpoint or ticked.

These mischievous animals love playing and catching and can often be seen with their favorite toy in their mouth. They are social and friendly animals and are especially patient and good with kids.

LaPerm

These affectionate cats weigh only up to 10 lbs. for males and up to 8 lbs. for the females. They have specific soft and wavy short or long Rex coats and come in all colors and shadings.

The breed can easily be distinguished by the specific curly and rippled coat, but it is also well known for being a people-oriented cat breed.

The LaPerm will live for your attention and will always make sure it is close to you. It is a friendly and calm animal, but can sometimes enjoy playing, being energetic and curious as well.

Maine Coon

The official state cat of Maine, the Maine Coon is a large sized cat breed, and you can expect the males to reach 12 to 15 lbs. and the females to grow to weigh 9-12 lbs.

The Maine Coons may be large but they are gentle and loving cats which will keep their kitten-like character throughout their lives.

The cats from this breed have long hair which can be in all colors and variations except for ticked and colorpoint.

Unfortunately, their lifespan is only about 10 to 13 years, but they are wonderful large cats which will be perfect companions for you and for your family. They will appreciate your love and attention and will give it back generously.

Manx

The Manx is a tail-less cat breed which can reach a medium to large size of up to 11 lbs. for the females and 13 lbs. for the males.

It can be either longhaired or shorthaired, but in both cases, the hair is dense, glossy and soft. Most are known for lacking tails whatsoever, but some cats from this breed do have long tails or short stumps too.

The Manx can be black, white, cream, red, blue or cream colored or can have all types of patterns apart from colorpoint.

The cats from this breed are natural hunters, but they will appreciate a nice and cozy snooze with you as you are lounging at home as well.

The Manx will enjoy meeting people and will greet even the strangers it meets. You can easily teach it to fetch as well as to walk on a leash so you can take it outside to explore the world with you.

Munchkin

This dwarf or “sausage cat” breed is relatively new but incredibly cute. The cats from this breed have much shorter limbs than other cats, but this doesn’t stop them from getting where they want and whenever they want to.

These mischievous little dwarf cats are known to be attracted to shiny objects which has earned them the name “magpies”, so you better be careful with those jewels around your Munchkin cat.

They may be short-legged but they do not lack in intelligence or personality. They will enjoy playing with you and your family members as well as with your other pets at home.

You will love how your Munchkin cat sits up like a Prairie dog in order to get a better view when it is investigating something at home!

Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest cat is a large impressive feline which will reach a size of 10-16 lbs. for the males and 8-12 lbs. for the females.

The cats from this breed have long, smooth, dense and glossy coats which can be black, white, red, blue, silver, cream or patterned.

But don’t let the size of the Norwegian Forest Cat fool you, the fact is that the cats from this breed are actually “gentle giants”.

They are laid back, athletic and pretty independent, which means that you will have your alone time when you need it without needing to pay attention to your feline friend all of the time.

They can enjoy themselves by themselves but will also appreciate the company of other cats and dogs as well as children.

Ocicat

The Ocicat may look like a wild cat a lot, but the fact is it is an all-domestic feline which is a result of a crossbreed between Abyssinian, American Shorthair and Siamese cats.

This breed is medium to large sized, and the cats are distinguishable by their spotted short, satiny and smooth coats. The color of the coat can vary but the spots have been specifically selected during the breeding process so that the domestic animal can resemble a wild one.

The Ocicat is actually a hugely devoted pet which does not like spending time alone. It has a long lifespan of 13 to 18 years and gets along perfectly with other cats and cat-friendly dogs.

Oriental Cat

The Oriental cat is a small to medium sized cat breed with the weight of males being 7-10 lbs. and that of the females 5 to 8 lbs.

It comes in a shorthair version and a long haired one and can be in all colors except colorpoint.

This elegant and sleek cat has large flaring ears, almond-shaped eyes and displays a rather spirited and vivacious personality.

It is a people-oriented breed and will usually bond closely to one person from the household. It is a healthy breed with a lifespan of 15 years or more.

It originated as a selective breed from Siamese. The longhaired Oriental cat is a much rarer breed and has medium-length hair.

Persian

The Persian is one of the most popular breeds. It is a modern version of the traditional Persian cat and is a medium to large breed. The males will weigh about 9-14 lbs. and the females 7-11 lbs. when fully grown.

The Persian cat is a docile and pretty quiet feline which likes a quiet and calm environment.

It has a stunning long, glossy and thick coat which can be white, black, blue, cream, red, lilac or chocolate colored. There are 7 separate coat color divisions for shows and competitions. The eye color usually corresponds to the coat color with white Persians having blue r copper eyes, while silver and golden ones have green eyes. The ones with solid colored coats have beautiful copper colored eyes.

The Persian cat is rather independent and will choose who to shower with affection and when to do it.

The cats from this breed can live up to 20 years of age, but they need regular, preferably daily grooming including brushing and bathing.

Peterbald

This is a Russian cat breed which is small to medium sized. It has an Oriental body type, and can be either hairless, flocked, velour or with a brush or straight coat. All kinds of colors and markings are acceptable for this elegant cat breed. Kittens are born with hair but will lose it by the age of up to 2.

The Peterbald is an exceptionally intelligent and social animal which will live well and communicate with all family members and other pets. It does not like being left alone for prolonged periods of time.

These athletic cats will bring joy to your eyes when they play and will make excellent companions thanks to their affectionate nature.

Pixiebob

This US cat breed used to falsely claim to be a hybrid of a bobcat. The fact is that this medium to large-sized feline which can reach up to 17 lbs. or more is an entirely domestic cat.

It has either a short or longhaired coat with beautiful and exotic spots resembling those of the wild Bobcats.

The Pixiebob is a loving feline which can be taught to play fetch and to walk on a leash like a dog.

It is a relaxed and easy going animal which will enjoy playing with your children or other pets.

Ragamuffin

With their rabbit-like thick fur, the Ragamuffin cats look like plush teddy bears. They are a large sized cat breed with the males reaching a weight of 12-20 lbs. and the females weighing 8 to 15 lbs.

They have a medium-long plush like, thick coat which can be in all colors and patterns.

These sweet and loving cats will live for your attention and are excellent family pets for all households, including those with other pets and with children.

It reaches adulthood at about 4 years and you can teach it to walk on a leash as well as to perform various fun tricks.

Ragdoll

The Ragdoll cat is one of the largest domestic feline breeds. Its medium weight is between 10 and 15 lbs.

The cats from this breed have semi-long silky and plush coats and can be colorpoint, bicolor or mitted. They have very recognizable blue eyes.

They are playful, intelligent and loving animals which will follow you around and show their affection whenever they get the chance.

You can teach your Ragdoll cat to various clever tricks and will get along with children, other cats and with cat-friendly dogs at home.

When you pick a cat from this breed up it will go limp and relax in your arms completely, and hence the name of the famous US breed.

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue cat is a truly impressive breed. It is medium sized with a weight of 8-15 lbs. and has a short, fine, plush like and dense coat which is solid blue in color with silver tips. The good news is that this breed doesn’t shed as much as many other breeds so you won’t have to spend hours every day brushing and grooming it.

This Russian cat breed is very gentle and affectionate, and is known for its loyalty and love for its humans, but can be shy around strangers.

The Russian Blue is one of those cats which will follow you around wherever you go. It follows its daily routine strictly so don’t surprise if your Russian Blue cat wakes you up duly in the morning every day when it is time for breakfast!

Savannah

He Savannah is a beautiful and exotic cat breed which is a result of a crossbreed of a domestic cat and a wide Serval cat.

It is large sized and has an average weight of 12 to 25 lbs. Due to its wild cat genes and strong hunting instincts, it is not recommended to introduce it to a household with birds, hamsters or other smaller pets.

The coat of the Savannah is short and it can be black, black silver spotted, brown spotted and black smoke colored.

This feline is loyal, adventurous and playful. It loves water and can be trained to walk on a leash and to play fetch.

It is a great pet and companion for homes with children, cats, and dogs given that the Savannah is socialized properly from an early age.

Keep in mind that these tall and athletic animals can jump at a height of up to 8 feet and climb on just about anything!

Scottish Fold

The owl-like appearance of the Scottish Fold is due to the small folded ears which are due to dominant gene mutations of the cartilage. These medium-sized cats will weigh 9-14 lbs. (for males) and 6-9 lbs. (for females).

There are shorthaired and longhaired variants of his cat breed originating from Scotland.

The cats from this breed come in various colors, shades, and patterns as well as solid blue, white, black, cream, red or silver as well as tabby. The color of their eyes depends on the coat color.

They are very smart animals who love playing with puzzling and interactive toys. They prefer spending their time with their humans or with other cats or dogs and don’t like to be left alone at home.

The breed was first imported to the US in the 1970s and was quickly recognized by just about all cat associations in North America.

Selkirk Rex

The curly Selkirk Rex is an absolutely gorgeous cat breed. The breed is one of the newest natural ones in existence. The males reach a weight of 11-16 lbs. and the females 6-12 lbs. which makes them a medium-sized cat breed.

The Selkirk Rex has long or short but naturally curly hair. It can be white, black, chocolate, lavender, red, cream, or with various patterns.

It is a human-oriented breed which will get along with other cats and dogs as well. The cats from this breed are tolerant and patient and can adapt to any household and living situation.

Siamese

The Siamese is one of the most recognizable cat breeds on a global level. These medium-sized cats will reach a weight of 11-15 lbs. for males and 8-12 lbs. for females.

They have fine, short and glossy coats with the typical colorpoint pattern – seal point, blue point, chocolate point or lilac point. One of their most distinctive traits is their deep blue large eyes.

They need companionship, so if you plan on leaving the Siamese alone for hours, you better think about adopting another pet as well.

The Siamese cat will get along perfectly with all family members, other cats, and dogs at home.

These cats have a lifespan of 11 to 15 years and love staying intellectually challenged and engaged, so you have to be prepared to keep them entertained with puzzles and toys.

Siberian

The Siberian cat will weigh between 8 and 17 lbs. so it is a medium to large sized cat breed. The cats from this Russian breed have semi-long coats which can be white, blue, black, cream, silver, red or patterned.

The Siberian cat loves its humans and will prefer spending its entire day on your lap or near you, but will not be too trusty of strangers in the house.

The lifespan of the Siberian is about 15 years, and they are active and playful cats which can easily learn tricks and will be excellent companions to your children or other cats and dogs.

Due to the fact that they originate from Siberia, the coats of these cats are water resistant and triple, so you will need to brush them at least once a week, although baths are rarely required.

Singapura

The Singapura is the smallest of all domestic cat breeds and the males will grow up to weigh just 6-8 lbs. while the petite females will reach a weight of only 5-6 lbs.

The small-sized cat has a short silky and fine coat in sepia color.

The cats from this breed are quite extroverted and love getting attention and playing interactive games. They are called “Pura” and are very smart little animals which are very curious and observant. They can get along perfectly with people, dogs, and cats, but are not too keen on loud noises, so if you have loud and boisterous children your Pura cat will not feel too comfortable.

These little lions of love originated from a small brown cat breed which used to hide and live in the drains of Singapore.

Sphynx

The hairless Sphynx cat is very easily recognizable. This mid-sized cat breed is completely hairless, although some cats do have a very fine down.

The Sphynx cats come in all colors including black, white, blue, cream, red, cinnamon, lavender, fawn, and chocolate as well as in a wide variety of shadings and patterns.

They are muscular and elegant cats with broad big ears and wide eyes. They are very sweet and lively animals which prefer being the center of attention.

Cats from this breed stay close to their humans and follow them around everywhere. They too dislike spending time alone at home.

The Sphynx cats require regular sponge baths which help remove the sebaceous oils on their skin.

Toyger

The Toy Tigers are medium-sized cats which are a result of a cross between Bengals and shorthaired breeds. They are very impressive cats with short plush-soft coats and a distinctive striped brown mackerel tabby color which makes them look like tiny jungle tigers.

The Toygers are friendly animals which enjoy the company of all people including strangers. They get along perfectly with other cat-friendly pets too. These pretty kitties can be trained to walk on a leash, play fetch as well as various tricks.

They are healthy and robust felines which will become perfect pets in any household.

Turkish Angora

This is a very old natural breed which originated in Turkey back in the 17th century. The male Angora cats weigh about 7-10 lbs. and the females about 5-8 lbs.

They have beautiful semi-long silky and full coats and can be white, blue, black, cream, red, and patterned but not colorpoint.

The elegant Angoras are often referred to as ballerinas because they are so graceful and regal like. They are natural extroverts and will enjoy being the center of attention and entertaining its humans.

They have long lifespans and are generally healthy cats which will bring joy to you for years to come.

Final words

Hopefully, you have identified the perfect cat breed for you. All cats are wonderful, but getting a cat which enjoys your type of lifestyle will be better both for you and for the feline itself.

Whichever cat breed you decide to adopt, you can be sure that your life will never be the same with one or more of these amazingly curious, fun, and intelligent animals by your side.

Cats live long and love their families, so you will be adding a loyal and faithful pet which will bring joy to you and your family for many years to come!