Are you looking for a cute cat to welcome into your home? If so, researching all the breeds could leave you confused and exhausted. To help you in your search, our Memphis vets share a few of their favorite cute cat breeds.
Some of Our Top Picks for Cutest Cat Breeds
The truth is that 'cuteness' is subjective. What one family finds cute in a cat may not be what you think of as cute. That said, today's cats range from tiny and sleek to huge and fluffy so navigating the breed qualities can be daunting. Below are just a few of our favorite breeds for you to consider if you are looking for a cute cat.
Munchkins are adorable small cats with particularly short legs in relation to the size of their body. Despite their small stature, this breed is extremely active and can be found in homes all over the world, from Australia to Japan.
2. Ragdoll Cat
The Ragdoll is a large and robust cat with gorgeous fur. They are amiable and loyal, and they can be taught to play games and do tricks. They get along nicely with youngsters and are typically good with other pets. They do, however, shed and aren't especially simple to groom.
3. The Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed, capable of weighing 20 pounds or more. They're also happy cats who will adjust to life with your family, and while one may follow you around like a shadow, it won't be too demanding.
4. Ragamuffin Cat
The Ragamuffin is a docile cat who is well-known for slumping into the arms of its owner in search of love and attention. The breed will adore you, your children, other animals, and, in most cases, strangers. The robust breed is bright, and his ability to fetch and understand other orders has won him the moniker "Puppy of the Cat World."
5. Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold is called for and distinguished by its folded ears. This Scottish-bred cat likes playing and may struggle if left alone for an extended time. They are loving and get along well with youngsters. These cats can typically get along with just about everything.
6. Bengal Cat
The Bengal is another wild-looking cat breed that should be thought of as lively and playful. However, the breed is loving with its owners and is regarded as a pleasant companion because of its love and propensity to play. The Bengal has high energy needs which you must satisfy.
7. Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is a stocky, athletic cat with a silky coat and a kind demeanor. Russian blues, as the name implies, have blue coats and are native to Russia. The breed is noted for being sweet and calm, yet it also enjoys playing. The Russian Blue, in particular, prefers being up high, so expect stealthy assaults from atop a cabinet or other high perch.
8. Siberian Cat
The Siberian is a long-haired cat bred to withstand the severe winter environment of Siberia. While the breed likes playing and will typically participate in any activity, it also prefers resting on your lap or curling up for a nap. Because the Siberian is demanding and will not give up, he will follow you around all day.
9. British Shorthair
The British Shorthair cat is one of the oldest English cat breeds; it is gentle, calm, and quiet. Because of the gorgeous blue coat that some of these cats have, this breed is also known as the British Blue. The breed gets along well with children, other cats, dogs, and just much every other pet you have. They are well-known for their patience and tolerance.
The Cymric is essentially a long-haired version of the Manx cat, which is well recognized for having no tail. You're also getting a cat who is a competent hunter and can serve as a watch cat or security cat for its owners.
11. American Bobtail
American Bobtails, despite their wild appearance, are incredibly loving and friendly. They've been dubbed the "Golden Retrievers" of the feline world. Another breed with no or very little tail is the American Bobtail. It doesn't require much grooming and is very affectionate, kind, and yet enjoys playing.
A close relative of the Persian, the Hymalyan is a beautiful blue-eyed feline with a thick, long coat, distinguished dark facemask and points on the feet, ears and tail. Besides being one of our top 15 cutest cat breeds, Himalyans are also sweet-natured and love to be groomed, petted, and lavished with attention.
Birman cats have a pointed coat that comes in six various hues, but they nearly always have white socks and striking blue eyes. They have long, lovely coats and a cheerful demeanor. The Birman is a kind cat who will discreetly remind you to feed it while also lavishing love and attention on you and the rest of your family.
14. Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is a breed of cat that may or may not be derived from the original Egyptian cat, although no one knows for sure. Owners are confident, however, that they are friendly cats that, despite vocalizing, do so quietly. The species enjoys hunting but is as content at home with its family, which can include people of all ages as well as other cats and canines.
This lovely cat breed has grown to be one of the most popular in North America. The Persian breed's history is unknown, however, they are assumed to have originated in Persia in the 1600s. They may be loving and lovely, but owners should be aware that they shed a lot and require care.
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