Knowing Your Cat's Personality

Imagine how boring the world would be if every cat had the same personality. Luckily, that’s not the case. There are many different breeds, and each one is known to have a particular demeanor about them. Take a look at some common personality traits and see if our analysis is true for your cat.

Sociable Breeds

These friendly cats don’t require an invitation to snuggle up next to you:
Abyssinian
American Shorthair
American Curl
Birman
Bombay
Havana Brown
Himalayan
Japanese Bobtail
LaPerm
Maine Coon
Manx
Norwegian Forest Cat
Persian
Siberian
Singapura
Somali
Sphynx
Tonkinese

Intelligent Breeds

Don’t be insulted if you don’t find your cat’s breed in this list. Time and time again, the following breeds have proven to be just a bit more clever than the rest:
Abyssinian
American Bobtail
Balinese
Bombay
Chartreux
Havana Brown
Manx
Ocicat
Oriental
Russian Blue
Siamese
Singapura
Sphynx
Somali
Tonkinese

Chatty Breeds

For those who prefer two-way conversations with their cat, the following breeds are ready to gossip:
Burmese
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Egyptian Mau
Japanese Bobtail
Norwegian Forest Cat
Oriental
Siberian
Sphynx
Tonkinese
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van

Breeds That Are Likely to Get Along With Dogs

Although most cats can learn to tolerate the company of dogs, some breeds go even further and actually love hanging out with them! These cats are extremely easygoing:
American Bobtail
American Curl
Balinese
British Shorthair (also known as British Blue)
Exotic
Japanese Bobtail
Maine Coon
Ragdoll
Selkirk Rex

Energetic Breeds

Forget about a lap cat! These fun-loving breeds never want to stop playing:
Abyssinian
Egyptian Mau
LaPerm
Ocicat
Siamese
Siberian
Sphynx
Tonkinese
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van

When it comes down to it, every cat has a unique personality all her own, and that’s just how we like it. Still, this article is a good reference when considering adding a new cat to your household. Everybody looks for something different in a pet, so make sure the two of you are a good match for each other.