Not Sure Which Breed of Cat to Get?

April 26, 2009

in Cats

Choosing a cat breed can be a bit daunting, especially if you dont know very much about cats! When considering a cat, you must be sure to choose a breed that will best suit your lifestyle. Some breeds require more physical activity than others, and some require much more grooming. Look below to find the top five most popular cat breeds. You will also find a brief description about each breeds grooming requirements and personality type.

The Oriental breed is very inquisitive, and loyal to boot. While they look very fragile, they are actually quite muscular and lithe. They are of an energetic nature and would do very well with a covered yard for plenty of room to exercise.

The American Shorthair is extremely popular with families, as they tend to be very affectionate and friendly. The American shorthair originally was a working breed, mostly for mouse hunting, which explains the agile muscular structure and short hair. They do need a little exercise, but most are quite content being a lap cat.

One of the most popular cat breed by looks alone is the Birman. They have characteristic bright blue eyes, a white body, and darker patches on the ears, tail, legs, and face. While they enjoy a good romp, they do not require a great deal of attention from their owner. They will take affection when youre ready to give it, but are happy to lounge quietly.

If youre looking for a very affectionate, cuddly cat, then a Sphynx may be the breed for you. Although they look like they have no fur, they actually have a peach-like fuzz all over their body. As they dont have much hair to protect their skin, they should strictly be kept indoors. This breed does require a bit of extra care, particularly with room temperature, as this breed can easily become too cold.

If youre looking for an extremely laid-back, docile cat, the Ragdoll breed would be an excellent choice. They love people and tend to follow their master around from room to room, similar to a puppy. They love to play, but remain very gentle during playtime. They are not very vocal creatures, but they are intelligent and love to please their owners.

You should now have a better idea of the sort of cat that youll want to include in your family. Just remember that your lifestyle will ultimately be imposed upon your cat, so try to choose a breed whose lifestyle traits mesh the best with your own.

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