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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.

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.
 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.
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.


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.
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.
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.
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.


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.


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.



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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.