A cat lover always loves a cat, no matter what the breed! But when it comes to choosing a new kitten or cat as a pet, some breeds are more popular than others.
Cats have been around for thousands of years and many people claim they are THE superior choice when it comes to choosing a pet. Cats have a natural ability to rule the house, and almost treat you as their pet, rather than the other way round. If you are looking for a cat as a companion, here’s our breakdown of the most popular breeds:
One of the most popular is the Siamese, or the Thailand Cat. These cats have ocean blue eyes, and signature dark markings on their paws, face and tail. They are very intelligent and curious, and you may find they will learn how to open cupboard doors and drawers! If you love a busy cat that will be endlessly curious about what you are doing and everything in your house, this is the cat for you.
The Maine Coon is one of the larger cat breeds, but is a gentle giant. They are very affectionate, but aren’t lap cats and like their independence. They are great hunters, are very playful, easy going and relaxed.
The Bengal has signature markings similar to that of a leopard and tiger combined. Bengal’s look like they belong in a jungle more than a home, but they are great pets. They are very athletic and need lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy. They are very alert, talkative, sociable and confident cats.
The American Shorthair is often mistaken for other mixed breed domestic cats, but it’s a pure breed. They have short hair, round faces and short ears. Known for being very friendly and tolerant of other pets, these cats make a great family pet.
The Ragdoll is another favourite. It is a docile, calm cat that has a beautiful coat and blue eyes. Its named due to the nature of flopping like a ragdoll when being carried. Ragdoll’s have a very affectionate nature, and will love to snuggle in bed or on the sofa with you.
The Tabby or Moggie has a distinctive ‘M’ marking on their forehead. The Tabby is a short haired cat that does not shed a lot. This breed has many different colours and patterns, and equally diverse personalities. They are well domesticated making them easy going, playful and fun.
The Abyssinian is an energetic, agile cat. They are curious, playful and highly intelligent cats. Abyssinian’s love the company of others and thrive on human companionship being very loyal and loving to their owners.
The Burmese is a gentle natured cat with stunning looks. These cats are very friendly, and love the company of others. They cannot resist being part of the action and conversation, and enjoy a household with lots of attention and love.
The Persian is a medium sized cat, which is the cat to get if you want a laidback pet. They are not very active, tending to be a bit lazy but have sweet, calm and loving personalities. Persian’s have long coats, and require a lot of grooming, but the Persian will lap up the attention and return it to back to you.
The British Shorthair is a powerful cat with a solid appearance. They are among the most placid of cats and are extremely patient. A common feature of this breed is the almost constant smile on their face. British Shorthair’s are great family cats that do not constantly demand human attention, but are admired for their cuddly and loving nature.