We can never get enough of cats. Large, small, long haired or bald, playful goofs, fierce hunters and couch potatoes — there are hundreds of types of cats you can choose from. We have compiled a list of 10 feline breeds that get the most love on social media and pet blogs. Cue funny antics, exotic looks and charming personalities! Which ones do you like best?
Medium-length smooth coats and sapphire eyes give Ragdolls an irresistible look. Add to the mix their extra cuddliness and you have a perfect companion animal that will soak all your love and attention and give it back in heaps! They do well with everybody, including elderly owners and small children.
Slightly more energetic than Ragdolls, and in need of extra grooming due to their longer hair, Persians are respected members of the cuddles department. If you like ‘em fuzzy, fluffy and drooly, look no further. They have mastered the royal look to a tee. Relaxed and friendly, Persians are the ultimate lap cats.
Maine Coons are the gentle giants of the feline family. At first glance, they appear fierce, muscular and even menacing. That’s their independent streak showing. From the looks alone, you would expect Maine Coons hunting bears in the wilderness, but in fact they are big, plush softies. They love spooning with their owners, chasing mice and chewing toys.
If you want a cat to talk to, a Siamese is your choice. Chatty and attention-hungry, Siamese cats bring life to a party. Being one of the most intelligent exotic cat breeds, Siamese require a lot of mental stimulation and socializing. You will need to keep them company and provide them with plenty of toys. These attention hogs get along well with other pets.
Athletic and full of energy, Bengals look like wild cats but behave like loving, people-oriented companions. Naturally curious, Bengals are a greats match for people who have time for their antics and don’t mind their playfulness. These hyperactive felines are easier to train than other breeds and you can teach them tricks to entertain your friends.
Intelligent and graceful Abyssinians are another representatives of the feline royalty. They used to monitor ancient kings and queens and will follow you around the house. These slender, gorgeous cats will get involved with all your activities from cooking and working to chilling on a couch on a movie night. Abys are one of the rare cat breeds that behave more like dogs. They are loyal to their owners and often look to please them.
American Bobtails are known for two things: their short fluffy tails and dog-like behavior. They are active and affectionate and love to spend time outdoors. Bobtails can even be trained to walk on a leash. These cats don’t require extensive grooming. All it takes is brushing them twice a week.
The Cheshire cat and Puss in Boots are the most famous British Shorthairs. Cats of this breed are lovely beasts with plush coats that look like teddy bears. And yes, they come with the famous smile! Despite their looks they don’t like to be cuddled or carried. Though British Shorthairs are affectionate and easygoing, they are not lap cats. Good-natured and calm, they don’t mind children and other pets but don’t expect them to initiate conversations.
Stubborn and cute, Scottish Folds are a perfect mix of class and sass. Their distinctive ears make them look like little fluffy owls. They are tolerant to other pets and not very active, and make great indoor cats, though they do like to sneak outside to play from time to time. Scottish Folds are probably the most photogenic breed. Their trademark poses include sleeping on their backs and sitting in the “Buddha Position”.
This cat has looks like no other. The bald-and-beautiful Sphynx loves attention and will give you all the happy purrs and cuddles you need. Chatty, extroverted and friendly with strangers, Sphynxes require special grooming and occasional bathing. You will have tons of fun dressing them up.