Top 8 Affectionate Cat Breeds

Ragdoll kitten

Most Affectionate Cat Breeds at a Glance Burmese Devon Rex Singapura Birman Ragdoll Abyssinian Siamese Sphynx Purebred cats come in all shapes and sizes, and all have unique traits, some are energetic, others are calm, some are independent while other cats love to be with their human family at all times. We look at some … Read more

Toyger Cat Breed Profile

At a glance Lifespan: 12-14 years Eyes: Hazel, green Energy: Medium to high Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious, loving, intelligent Weight: Males 5-6 kg (11 – 13.2 lbs), females 4.5 – 5 kg (9.9 – 11 lbs) Colours: Brown Mackerel tabby Grooming: Requires weekly grooming Prevalence: Rare About The Toyger is a rare man-made breed of … Read more

Sphynx Cat Breed Profile

Sphynx at a glance

  • Origin: Toronto, 1966 and
    Minnesota
  • Weight: Males 4-5 kg (8.8 –
    11 lbs), females 3.5-4 kg (7.8 – 8.8 lbs)
  • Colours: All coat colours and patterns
  • Eye colours: Blue, copper, yellow, green, hazel, odd-eyed
  • Coat: Hairless
  • Shedding: Low
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Characteristics: Almost hairless
  • Grooming: None, but does require a regular bath

 

  • Club recognition: All cat clubs
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Energy: High
  • Temperament: Playful,
    outgoing, curious, loving
  • Prevalence: Common
  • Suitable for: Families, retirees, indoors
  • Also called:
  • Cost: $1,000 – $2,000
  • Good with children: Excellent
  • Good with other pets: Yes

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Somali Cat Breed Profile

Somali cat at a glance

  • Lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Energy: Medium to high
  • Temperament: Friendly, playful, easygoing, active
  • Weight: Males 5 kg (11 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
  • Colours: Red, blue, fawn, and silver
  • Grooming: Requires weekly
  • Other names: Fox cat

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Russian Blue Breed Profile

Origin: Archangel (Arkhangelsk), Northern Russia Lifespan: 12-14 years Eyes: Green Energy: Medium Temperament: Loyal, easygoing, gentle Weight: Males 5 kg (11 lbs), females 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs) Colours: Blue Grooming: Weekly Alternate names: Archangel Cat   [lwptoc]   About The Russian Blue is a naturally occurring ancient breed of cat that originated from Russia. Their … Read more

Munchkin Cat Breed Profile: History, Personality & Health

Origin: Louisiana, USA, 1983 Lifespan: 12-14 years Energy: Medium Temperament: Playful, outgoing, easily trainable Weight: Males 5-6 kg (11 – 13 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs) Eye colour: Brown, green, gold, yellow, blue and odd Coat colours and patterns: All colours and patterns Grooming: Weekly (shorthair), daily (longhair) Also called: Wiener cat, … Read more

Maine Coon Breed Profile

At a glance

  • Origin: USA
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Green, gold, copper and white cats can have blue or odd eyes
  • Energy: Medium
  • Temperament: Loyal, easygoing, intelligent, gentle
  • Weight: Males 6-8 kg (13.2 – 17.6 lbs), females 5-7 kg (11 – 15.4 lbs)
  • Colours: Solid, tabby, bi-colour and shaded
  • Coat: Long
  • Grooming: Requires daily grooming
  • Good with children? Yes
  • Also called: Coonie, Maine Cat, Maine Trick Cat, American Longhair, American Forest Cat, American Shag and American Snughead.

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Longhair Burmilla Cat Profile

At a glance

  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Green
  • Energy: Low to medium
  • Temperament: Placid, loyal, easygoing, playful
  • Weight: Males  5 – 6 kg (11– 13.2 lbs), females 4.5 – 5.5 kg (9.9 – 11 lbs)
  • Colours: Black, brown, chocolate and blue in shaded or ticked
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Prevalence: Rare

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Egyptian Mau Breed Profile

At a glance

  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Green
  • Energy: Medium to high
  • Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious, loving
  • Weight: Males 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs), females 3.5-4 kg (7.8 – 8.8 lbs)
  • Colours: Pewter, bronze, silver, and smoke
  • Grooming: Once a week
  • Good with children? Excellent
  • Cost: $1,000 – $1,600

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Exotic Shorthair Breed Profile

At a glance

  • Origins: United States
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green, yellow, brown, blue
  • Energy: Low
  • Temperament: Easygoing, sweet, loyal, quiet
  • Weight: Males 11-6 kg (8.8 – 13.2 lbs), females 4.5 -5.5 kg (9.9 – 12.1 lbs)
  • Colours: All coat colours and patterns
  • Grooming: Requires weekly grooming

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