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Abyssinian

Abyssinians are curious and high-spirited with a generous dose of energy. They don't typically enjoy cuddling with their owners, but they do appreciate being involved in their everday life.

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American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is an outgoing, friendly cat with lots of energy to burn. They love attention, and aren't afraid to meow and hop in your lap to get it.

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American Curl

The American Curl is most noteable for its easy-going affection towards its owners. They are apt to pick up on playing fetch, which is a good outlet for their high energy level.

american_shorthair American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is a great overall breed, with average energy, affection, and intelligence levels. Quick to adapt in many environments, this cat is great for families with busy lives.
American_Wirehair American Wirehair

The American Wirehair is a curious breed that loves people. They tend to be active without being overly hyper, making them great for kitty therapy.
balinese-cat Balinese and Javanese 

The Balinese and Javanese breeds are both extremely vocal cats, talking on for hours. They're rather sensitive to your needs as well, making them rather affectionate.
Bengal Bengal

The Bengal is one of the largest cat breeds and looks like its wild ancestors. They tend to love water and also have a natural immunity to feline leukemia.
 birman Birman

The Birman are a dignified breed that used to be worshiped in temples. Now they just seem content showering owners with affection and greeting visitors warmly.
Bombay_cat Bombay

The Bombay is one of the best breeds for children as they love their families, almost too much at times. No matter where in your house you go, they'll follow you.
british_shorthair British Shorthair

The British Shorthair embodies the calm and reserved British sensibilities that its name suggests. Very faithful and independent, they're a good choice for a cat owner that needs to be gone a lot.
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Burmese

The Burmese is an active and curious breed, as well as smart, making them a wonderful breed to just sit and watch playing when you need a pick-me-up.

chartreux Chartreux

The Chartreux is a breed with a sense of humor that stays well into adulthood, though they are also known as sweet, quiet cats that love to be around friends and family.
chausie Chausie

The Chausie is a hybrid cat known for being very fast on its feet and able to leap nearly six feet straight up.
Colorpoint-Shorthair_.JPG Colorpoint Shorthair 

The Colorpoint Shorthair is a breed that's very in-touch with its owners needs, seeking them out when it feels they need some cheering up, or when they'd like an extended pampering session.
Cornish_Rex Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is the sort of breed that will not leave you alone, ever, especially when you're eating. They're playful cats who will even play fetch when they're in the right mood.
cymric header Cymric

The Cymric is essentially the Manx breed, though with a slightly longer coat of hair. Because of this, they sometimes get lumped together as the same breed.
Devon_Rex Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a loyal breed that shows endless affection towards its owner. Known as the "poodle-cat," their coats shed much less than other breeds, helping them to be cleaner around the house.
donskoy header Donskoy

The Donskoy is an extremely friendly and intelligent breed of hairless cat that loves its family in an extremely devoted way. Because of this, they think they need to be around you at all times.
Egyptian_Mau Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is a breed that prefers its owners over strangers once it's made a strong connection. It loves to play games of fetch and is a fabulous hunting cat.
Exotic_Shorthair Exotic

The Exotic has a coat shorter than its Persian cousins, meaning less frequent groomings are needed. They're laid-back and loving and will follow their owners around the house to see what they're doing.
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Havana Brown

The Havana Brown is a smart, playful, and above all quiet cat that needs human affection to live a happy life. They can adapt to most environments but need attention to thrive.

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Highlander

Despite being an extremely large cat, essentially a domesticated Lynx, the Highlander breed is more likely to be a jester than an aggresive hunter as they love to play and laze around.

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Himalayan

The Himalayan is a breed that, obviously, will need a lot of grooming. However, they're more than happy to sit and let you groom them as they love their owners very much and will become a lifetime companion.

Japanese_Bobtail_.jpg Japanese Bobtail 

The Japanese Bobtail is a highly intelligent, curious, and adaptable cat that has a voice breeders refer to as "singing." They are active cats without being a bother and make good family pets.
Korat

Korat

The Korat is a playful cat that isn't overly vocal unless you've forgotten to feed it. They are highly intelligent and will stop at nothing to steal your dinner or get your attention when they want petted.

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Kirilian Bobtail

Big, fluffy, and highly inquisitive, the Kirilian Bobtail is special as no two tails are quite the same. Thankfully, they get along well with both kids and other pets and are generally a very loving breed overall.

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La Perm

The La Perm is a breed instantly recognizable by its soft, wavy coat. This makes them very hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for cat owners with allergies.

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Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a big, fluffy, hearty cat that loves its owners and a good play session. Despite having long fur, their coat is water-repellent and won't become as soggy as thinner coated breeds can become.

Manx

Manx

The Manx is a fantastic breed for families with children and even dogs as they get along well with everyone. They are affectionate and unique cats thanks to their lack of tail and rabbit-like strut.

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Minskin

It seems to be a trend with hairless cats to be extremely smart and easygoing, but at least the trend continues with the Minskin as they get along with everyone and are very intelligent.

Munchinkin_Cat Munchkin

The Munchkin is a sweet-natured breed that doesn't mind being handled at all. Even despite their shorter legs, they are just as active and playful as larger cats as well as being very intelligent.
nebelung header Nebelung

Nebelungs are smart but shy. They were bred to be a longer haired version of a Russian Blue and are very loving, preferring to become attatched to one or two members of the household rather than everyone.
Norwegian_Forest_Cat Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a strong breed with equally strong hearts. They love everyone unconditionally and despite their history living in the forests of Norway much prefer to be your best friend than hunt.
Ocicat Ocicat

The Ocicat may look wild but is rather friendly and will typically bond with only one person, though the bond is incredibly strong. They're adventurous and playful as well as being rather smart.
ojos azules header Ojos Azules

One of the rarest breeds and relatively new at that, the Ojos Azules is a tough one to describe beyond pointing out their very distinctive eyes.
Oriental_Cat Oriental

The Oriental is a breed that demands your attention and will do anything to get it. They are very talkative but have a softer tone than that of a Siamese. Great for someone looking for a lifetime snuggle buddy.
Persian_Cat Persian

The Persian needs plenty of grooming attention and functions best as an easy-going indoor companion. However, they aren't opposed to a little playful game once in a while but rarely feel the need to explore.
peterbald header Peterbald

Hairless and intelligent, the Peterbald breed is easy going and loves to be where its people are located. While being the very essence of the feline form, they tend to act much more like a dog.
Pixiebob_Cat Pixiebob

The Pixiebob is a highly intelligent breed that can understand some human words and phrases and can even be trained to walk on a leash. They're active without being overly borthersome.
Ragdoll_Cat Ragdoll

The Ragdoll is a breed that loves food and the lazy indoor environment. They are a great breed for kids and other pets, including dogs, and can even be easily trained to stay off of counters.
Russian_Blue_Cat Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is a gentle breed that loves to follow you around but won't become a bother. They are shy around strangers but will listen to you when you tell them "No," though they won't forget it.
Savannah_Cat Savannah

The Savannah is a breed that can almost be mistaken for a dog as they stick close to their owners, can learn to be walked on a leash, and even play fetch. They're very intelligent and can jump 8 feet straight up.
Scottish_Fold_Cat Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a good-natured docile cat that will show its loyalty but will prefer to sit next to its owner rather than on its lap. They are playful and stay so well into adulthood.
Selkirk_Rex Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex has the unique fur of a La Perm with all the loving devotion of a Persian and the playfulness of an Exotic Shorthair while still being calm and reserved. An all around great breed.
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Serengeti

The Serengeti is bred from wildcats into a domesticated version that's very friendly after an initial period of shyness. They have legs strong enough to let them leap 7 feet straight up if they so choose.

Siamese_Cat Siamese 

The Siamese is one of the most vocal breeds, talking away whether you respond or not. They can be aloof at times, though that's just an act to get you to play with them more.
siberian_.jpg Siberian 

The Siberian is known for being large but affectionate. They have a strange fascination with water and tend to have few health problems, which is great because they mesh well with kids and other pets.
Singapura Singapura 

The Singapura is a breed that loves to be in the center of every crowd, stranger or otherwise. They are playful throughout their lives and too intelligent for their own curious selves sometimes.
Snowshoe_Cat Snowshoe 

The Snowshoe is a funny breed, one that needs lots of love and affection. They act more like people than cats sometimes, even hopping right into the bathtub when the idea strikes them.
sokoke header Sokoke 

The Sokoke is a breed that you'll have a very hard time rehoming as they do not like to be seperated from their families. Immensely smart, they have an apparent ability to sense their owner's emotions and act accordingly.
Somali_Cat Somali Cat 

The Somali Cat is a curious breed that finds contentment just hanging out where the action is. They prefer not to be lap cats and don't like to be cuddled, but they are affectionate and loyal, albeit lazy and relaxed.
Sphynx_Cat Sphynx 

The Sphynx is a breed that reminds people more of monkies or children at times than actual cats as they're very acrobatic and mischievous. Though, despite their odd look, they are very loving and affectionate.
Tonkinese_Cat Tonkinese 

The Tonkinese is one of the most active breeds out there, always ready to play and tell you about its day. They adapt to anyone or anything, so they make great additions to houses with children or dogs.
Toyager Toyger 

The Toyger is exactly what it sounds like: A domesticated small-scale version of a tiger. The breed is still very rare and undergoing breeding to produce something closer to that of an actul tiger.
Turkish_Angora  Turkish Angora 

The Turkish Angora is a very determined breed. If it wants something, it will stop at nothing to get it, especially attention from its owner. They're very playful tricksters who actually love to swim.
Turkish_Van  Turkish Van 

The Turkish Van is a breed of great swimmers, just like the Turkish Angora, and loves to stay active. They don't, however, like to leave their owners as they form incredibly strong attachments to them.