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The best types of Cats

While cats are by far the most favorite pet in the world (true story, there are over 80 million of these furballs roaming the planet), our feline friends are getting bad press. The critics suppose that cats are selfish and unfriendly and that they won’t give their owners as much love or attention as dogs are known to offer. What an injustice! Allow me to change your opinion.

This false assumption is based on the belief that cats do not enjoy the company of humans. And although, yes, some cats can be quite lonely and maybe even a little grumpy, there are in fact a ton of breeds that love (and even thrive!) on the attention of humans. I point out that, according to the Scientific American, cats have literally learned to meow in a certain tonality so that, in an effort to get the attention of humans, they look like babies! This (a) is very smart and (b) shows that cats actually want to pass time with us? Great, I’m not trying to be a cat girl, I’m moving on.

If you’re considering getting a cat – which I guess you are because you’re here – why not choose a breed that’s easy to live with, known for its happiness on the home front? Get ready for success, you know? If you ask me, all cats are created equal, but in the spirit of duty journalism, I’ve researched the top 15 breeds of cats that are, because of their calm behaviors and cuddly personalities, perfect for new pet owners and ladies who are on their second cat.

1.Ragdolls

Ragdolls are very popular pets as they love humans, so much so that they frequently follow their owners around the house from morning to night. If you’re searching for a 15 lb. mid-long-haired BFF that sticks to you like glue, this could be your feline soul mate. With positive reformation, Ragdoll cats are quick learners and can pick up tricks and good behaviours such as using a scratcher.

By the way, the most recent addition to the Taylor Swift family is a Ragdoll, so you know it’s a breed that’s legitimate.

vital status

  • Life Span: 12 to 17 years
  • lengthe : 17 to 21 inches, not including tail
  • Weight: 10 to 20 pounds
  • Origin : Riversid, California, USA.

2.Maine Coons

Maine Coons are famous for their large size (the most popular of them have reached 30 pounds), but if they are so wildly popular as house cats, it’s because of their pleasant personality. People often compare Maine Coons to dogs because they are so sociable – they enjoy playing and joining you in everything you do. So if you want a cat that doesn’t demand a lot of attention, I wouldn’t suggest a Maine coon. Just consider them as quieter puppies that you won’t need to walk every day.

The Maine Coon is native to New England and comes from Maine, where it was a mouser, a farm cat and, most probably, a very popular boat cat, at least since the beginning of the 19th century.

The first sight you will probably notice is that Maine Coons are very big, really big! In fact, the longest domestic cat record in the world belongs to a Maine Coon that has grown to exceed.

Vital stats:

  • Life Span: 9 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 30 to 40 inches
  • Weight: 9 to 18 pounds
  • Origin : Maine, USA

3.Siamese

Don’t let Lady and the Tramp’s propaganda give you the false idea of these cuties. Not only are Siamese cats a very beautiful breed, with sparkling eyes and characteristic brown fur on the tail and legs, but they also seem to have a super loose personality. They prefer to sit on their owner’s lap instead of causing trouble, so Siamese are a perfect choice if you want a relaxed companion.

Play time is also an absolute must for Siamese cats, so pack a supply of active toys that will help you exercise your kitten if you plan to bring one home. This will maintain your cat’s health and allow you to spend quality time together, building a stronger bond.

Vital stats:

  • Life Span: 8 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 15 to 20 inches, not including tail
  • Weight: 6 to 14 pounds
  • Origin : Thailand

4.American Shorthairs

American Shorthair has a long shelf life, so it is a popular choice for families who want to give their kids a pet to growing up with. They are also known for being very kind to children and dogs, so they may be ideal for you if you already have babies in your life. I have almost forgotten to point out that these pets are low-maintenance, which means you won’t have to clean them very often. Translation: They are little fluffy angels.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 15 to 20 years
  • Lengthe : 12 to 15 inches
  • Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
  • Origin : United States

5.Sphynxes

A controversial choice, I know. Sphynx cats are hairless, yes, but they’re not mean! These little ones love people’s attention (they prefer humans to other cats), and they seem to be a little naughty in their attempts to make sure they are the star of the show at all times. But as long as you’re ready to frequently scratch your Sphynx’s ears, you’ll do well. Keep in mind: you can dress them up in little sweaters when it’s cold outside. How cute!

vital status

  • Life Span: 8 to 14 years
  • Lengthe : 13 to 15 inches
  • Weight: 6 to 12 pounds
  • Origin : Canada

6.Scottish Folds

According to your level of swiftie, you may be already familiar with the “elite” breed of cat known as the Scottish fold. They get their name from their folded ears and their big eyes give them a pretty distinct appearance. As the name indicates, the Scottish Folds come from Scotland. The Scottish fold is a medium-sized breed (9 to 13 pounds), and they are, like, crazy about their owners.

This breed is extroverted and cheerful, and tends to become very attached to one member of the family. The Scottish fold cat is also famous for its soft voice and ability to “talk” in a range of different purring and mewing sounds not usually heard in many other breeds of cats.

Scottish fold cats are known for their friendly, easy-going nature and for being very affectionate and friendly with people and other pets.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 11 to 14 years
  • Lengthe : 10 to 12 inches
  • Weight: 6 to 13 pounds
  • Origin : Tayside, Scotland

7.Somali

These kittens have a distinctive shady coat that comes in four beautiful shades. Somalis grow when they have a trusted person who pays them lots of attention, and they love to play as much as they enjoy hugging. They’re also very clever cats, so don’t be amazed if they figure out a way to pull catnip down from the top shelf when you’re at work.

Like his brother the Abyssinian, the Somali is a cat that lives life to the fullest. He climbs higher, jumps further, plays harder. Nothing can escape this very smart and curious cat.

vital status

  • Life Span: 11 to 16 years
  • Lengthe : 11 to 14 inches
  • Weight: 6 to 10 pounds
  • Origin : United States

8.Persians

Persian cats are so cute, they resemble stuffed animals but they are REAL. They are the most favorite cat breed, both because of their beauty and their gentle personality. Persians sometimes take a little time to get used to a new home, but once they have become a little settled in, they will be super comfortable in your house, even if you live in a more turbulent area. Although Persians generally tend to be relaxed and easy-going, they also have a royal family look. They may not be quick to whistle or scratch, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be annoyed when they’re bothered by noisy children or pets. They need to be brushed often, but it’s worth it.

vital status :

  • Life Span:10 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 14 to 18 inches, not including tail
  • Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
  • Origin : Persia (known as Iran today)

9.Abyssinians

Yes, Abyssinians are beautiful, but don’t be so shallow! These kittens are quite popular because they are brilliant. Abyssinians are extremely intelligent, and they are one of the most ancient cat breeds in the world. An important detail: The Abyssinian is not the cuddliest cat breed. They love human company, but they simply show it by being close to you rather than on top of you.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 9 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 12 to 16 inches
  • Weight: 6 to 10 pounds
  • Origin : Southeast Asia

10.Birmans

A Birman is easy to spot due to his distinctive blue eyes and soft brown nose. They come in a wide variety of colors, but they are all born white – they mature into a different color coat. Burmese are very gentle and calm, and they can get along with nearly everyone. It is a cat breed that needs very little care.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 12 to 16 years
  • Lengthe : 15 to 18 inches
  • Weight: 6 to 12 pounds
  • Origin : Unknown

11.Exotic Shorthairs

Exotics are similar to Persian cats, but their hair is a bit shorter. In addition, their tiny faces are a little more crushed, which gives the whole thing a more beautiful look. Exotics are a cheerful breed and will want to chase after strings and such for hours when they are young. But as they get older, they become settled into a relaxed personality. They will age with you.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 8 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : Medium
  • Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
  • Origin : United States

12.Bengals

Bengals are ideal for moms of dogs seeking to enlarge their family. They are not disturbed by puppies, kids or noisy surroundings, as long as you gently introduce them to new things. They are also very cheerful, behaving like kittens even when they grow up. And Bengals look like tiny cheetahs, so you’ll feel very elegant when you bring one home.

vital status:

  • Life Span: 10 to 16 years
  • Lengthe : 17 to 22 inches, not including tail
  • Weight: 8 to 17 pounds
  • Origin : USA

13.Oriental Shorthairs

The Orientals may be a little annoying to their owners, but only because they love you so much. It’s the type of cat that lays down on your laptop when you are trying to work, climbs up on the desk when you are preparing dinner and meows at the door if you trap it outside while you take a shower. But they can be very rewarding animals and will provide your need for companionship. Orientals are beyond happy to be pets, so pick one up if you’re searching for a kitten that will stay by your side no matter what.

vital status :

  • Life Span: 10 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 12 to 15 inches
  • Weight: 5 to 10 pounds
  • Origin : United States and Thailand

14. Devon Rex

The Devon rex breed is usually compared to dogs because they always want to be with humans, like a puppy. They follow you anywhere, but don’t need much maintenance. Devons just want to be a part of whatever you do – they even get depressed if they are alone for too long! They don’t weigh more than 3 kg, so they are a good choice if you have a small living space.

vital status :

  • Life Span: 9 to 15 years
  • Lengthe : 15 to 18 inches
  • Weight: 5 to 10 pounds
  • Origin : Devon, England

15.British Shorthairs

The British shorthair is the fluffy perfection, and it represents the ideal combination of social and independent. They enjoy playing with adults and kids, but they don’t like to be carried. A British shorthair sits on your lap when he feels like it, but you can’t force this love on him. You may know their blue-grey coats well, but they can also be tiger or even colored.

vital status :

  • Life Span: 12 to 17 years
  • Lengthe : 22 to 25 inches, not including tail
  • Weight: 7 to 17 pounds
  • Origin : Great Britain

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Written by Lilian Noe

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