What is the best cat breed for me ? Our top 10

So you are finally deciding to adopt a new companion ? Your decision might not be that simple if you want to make sure that the type of cat you choose is the right fit for you and/or your family. Here is a list of famous cat breed that will ease you into the world of cat ownership.

The Russian Blue

We could not start this article without mentioning the Russian Blue. Know why? Yes our baby Yoda has some Russian Blue blood in his veins! What makes them so special? The Russian Blue is shy and likes a calm environment. Although he’s got a “stay-at-home” and peaceful character, he is also very playful. It is a cat that’s very easy to take care of with a well balanced personality.

  • Shy, “stay-at-home character”
  • Peaceful, likes calm environment
  • Playful
  • Easy to take care of

The Maine Coon

main coone best cat breed for meIt’s the biggest of domestic cats. When he reaches 4 years old, he weighs approximately between 6 and 8 Kg (13-17 pounds). If you are the lucky owner of a male, he could even reach 12-14 Kg (26-30 pounds). That’s what we call a beast! His behavioral traits are steady throughout his/her entire life : it’s a playful and curious cat. He can also be very calm and particularly affectionate which makes it easy for him to adapt to an indoor life. He is also fond of roaming around in the garden. A Maine Coon’s fur is medium length which makes it a fairly easy cat to take care of.

  • The biggest of domestic cats
  • Playful
  • Curious
  • Calm and affectionate
  • Fairly easy to take care of

The Persian

persian

A famous and prestigious cat, selected by us humans for its soft temper. Sociable, playful and cuddly, the persian is perfect for the first time cat owner. This cat loves to nap and his laziness is L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y which really makes him the purrfect cuddle companion. However, this cat is less easy to take care of because he requires more attention. Why ? Long fur is the answer. Brushing him everyday is almost a necessity if you want to save his beautiful and luxurious fur! It’s also important to know that this cat cannot survive without you, he is not a good hunter and prefers the comfort of a cozy house.

  • Sociable
  • Playful
  • Lazy and Cuddly
  • Long fur = daily brushing
  • Indoor cat

The Birman (or sacred Birman)

sacred-birman best cat breed for me

A mysterious and beautiful cat ! He is very calm and enjoys the quietness of a peaceful environment. He is sociable but will nurture a special relationship with only one master. He can get upset pretty easily if he does not get what he wants and will make sure you know about it 🙂 Let’s not forget that the Birman(not to be confused with Burmese) is a playful cat, even as he gets older, it is his way of socializing. He is also fairly easy to take care of with his medium length fur (little brushing every month should be enough).

  • Mysterious and beautiful
  • Calm, prefers a quiet environment
  • Sociable but exclusive
  • Strong character
  • Playful
  • Fairly easy to take care of

The Siamese

best cat breed for me siamese

The siamese cat has a very specific look that makes him very easy to identify. This look goes along with a very strong personality. This is a cat for people looking for uniqueness. He is very active and playful. His sociability is expressed very differently depending on the family members. He often shows a preference to one member which could create jealousy among children if you have several. Despite this preference, he does have a great way with children in general, he is a great companion for a family if you know what to expect. He will follow his master everywhere and will express his feelings in a very noisy way. It is said that the Siamese do not meow, they “speak”. The siamese cat is also very impatient and tends to avoid strangers. His short fur makes him super easy to take care of.

  • Unique look and personality
  • Active, playful and athletic
  • Creates a different relationship with every family member
  • Soft with children
  • Will follow his master everywhere
  • Talkative
  • Impatient
  • Not very sociable with strangers
  • Easy to take care of

The Chartreux

chartreux best cat breed for me

Vive la France 🙂 A rare breed of cat ! This is a family cat. He is calm and sociable, gets along well with kids… His long and beautiful blue-gray hair requires a frequent brushing but it’s worth it. He sheds in June and you will need to give him extra attention at this time in order to help him get rid of his dead hair. He is soft and affectionate but still very independent.He wants to be respected : He will watch you from far away and will only come to you and cuddle when he decides so. In a nutshell, this cat is what you would expect from a cat : mysterious,  and independent, the perfect feline.  Actually, we think Yoda may be more of a Chartreux which makes Paul happy because he’s French!

  • Rare
  • Calm and affectionate
  • Sociable but discrete
  • Very independent
  • Requires occasional brushing

The Scottish fold

scottish fold

One of Brittany’s favorite. This cat has got a very distinct physical traits with his folded ears and I believe that’s also why he is becoming more and more popular. The origin of this cat is a genetic mutation that became fancied by British and American breeders. This cat is kind and gentle but also has every trait of a rustic cat : he is particularly agile and tonic. He is also playful and cuddly ! The perfect cat you say ? We believe so but you will have to be careful with his little beautiful ears; because they are folded, parasites are more likely to develop in there so make sure to clean them regularly and everything will be fine.

  • Unique folded ears
  • Kind, gentle, very sociable
  • Agile and tonic
  • Playful and cuddly
  • Fairly easy to take care of but needs attention to his ears

The Abyssinian

abyssinian cat

This cat looks almost like a miniature puma. He is agile and elegant. He is smart and fast, ready to run around for hours : He is a real athlete ! Despite this frenetic need for exercise, the Abyssian requires a lot of affection. He will stick around until he gets his cuddles, it’s almost vital for him. He will make it loud and clear if he needs something but his meows are far from annoying, they are more like a little music that you will get used to pretty fast.  Just like for the Siamese, the Abyssian tends to gravitate around one specific person. He does not do very well with strangers, although, if treated with respect, could become a very playful buddy. With his short hair, he does not require to much effort to take care of.

  • Agile and fast : an athlete
  • Requires a lot of affection
  • Musical meows
  • Gravitates around one specific person
  • Does not do very well with strangers
  • Easy to take care of

The Ragdoll

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This is one very special furry companion. One could even wonder if we are still dealing with a feline here. The Ragdoll has the softest, calmest and most docile personality of all cats. Same goes for his physical attributes : if you ever hold him in our arms, you will instantly know what I am talking about. Because he is so flexible, The Ragdoll cat will feel like he is almost boneless. This cat is extremely loyal and will follow his master everywhere in a quest for cuddles. The way he moves reflects his relaxed personality, he is indeed pretty slow. We think it’s the perfect apartment cat.

Be careful though, he is so trusting and laid back that he can sometimes put himself in real danger. He does not feel pain like other cats which can potentially be dangerous for him as he will not react appropriately. A surprising fact about this cat is that he does not know how to fall back on his paws when falling from your arms.

  • Super kind
  • Calm and docile personality
  • Flexible
  • Slow reflexes
  • Does not perceive danger
  • Fairly easy to take care of

The Stray

Stray cat

Ok, it’s true, a stray cat does not belong to a particular breed. It is nonetheless one of the most popular cat that you can find almost anywhere. Difficult to sum up their behavioral traits in a little paragraph as there are so many different types of stray cats. Let’s just say that they are awesome 🙂

The stray cat is a natural hunter, protecting farms and country houses from little rodents. He successfully adapted to the modern world and is now a member of lots of families around the world. He will be happy indoor or outdoor, he is indeed born with a high flexibility. Although their personality will vary, they will love cuddles as well as keeping a little independence. We highly encourage you to find a stray cat at your local shelter. Thousands of them are waiting for a new owner and it is the best way to contribute to this animal’s happiness and wellbeing.

  • Many different types
  • Natural hunters
  • Cuddly and independent
  • They need your help 🙂

What’s the best cat breed for me : Final thoughts

There are of course many other breeds of cats but we wanted to give you a general idea about famous cats that we thought were worth talking about ! Though in reality, they are ALL worth talking about.  Depending on your personality, your way of living, your family, you can easily pick one furry friend that matches your needs. Thank you so much for following us on Fluffy Kitty ! Please check or other articles, find cool products for your new friend or simply enjoy a few tips from two passionate cat owners.

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