When it comes to a domestic animal, the most common animal that comes to our mind is Cat. There are billions of Cat lovers in the whole world. A cat is a small carnivorous animal which is very cute and pampered by people. As the cat is a domesticated animal it had been selectively bred and adapted by people for a long time. Cats have been the favourite domestic animal of humans since ancient times. There are around 25 types of Cats in the world. They are,
- Persian Cats
- Ragdoll Cats
- Birman Cats
- Maine Coon Cats
- Burmese Cats
- Turkish Angora Cats
- Sphynx Cats
- American Shorthair Cats
- Tonkinese Cats
- Siamese Cats
- Bombay Cats
- Chartreux Cats
- Scottish Fold Cats
- Siberian Cats
- Ragamuffin Cats
- Nibelung Cats
- Snowshoe Cats
- Burmilla Cats
- Abyssinian Cats
- Bengal Cats
- Russian Blue Cats
- British Shorthair Cats
- Birman Cats
- Norwegian Forest Cats
- Turkish Van Cats
Persian Cats are the cutest and the most glamorous cats in the world. They are one of the favourite domestic cats among people. The most significant characteristic of this breed is that they are friendly, they are child-friendly, dog friendly and as a well as stranger-friendly. The Persian cats are quite intelligent and their adaptiveness to a place is quite high. Therefore it is easy to adapt them. Persian cats are cute and sweet with their cobby body, chubby cheeks and short figure also they have round heads with short noses. Persian cats have been bred as domesticated animals from ancient times, it is said that if a lady owns a Persian cat she belongs to a rich cast, or family. If you are owning a Persian cat you should know that it is quite expensive to maintain them, and there are some health issues related to them, that you should care about a lot.
Ragdoll cats are more gentle, calm and sociable, they are not affection seekers like other breeds of cats. But their calm and cuteness still attract humans to them. Ragdoll cats are excellent as family pets and because of their affectionate behaviour they are also called “puppy cats”.Ragdoll is a breed that is in a distinct colourpoint coat and blue eyes. An important thing that you should know is, these cats do not like to stay alone, therefore if you are a Ragdoll cat owner you should not leave it alone for more than 8 hours.
These Birman Cats are called the sacred cats of Burma. These cats also have the characteristics of affectionate, friendly, curious and gentle. Therefore, they are ideal pets to keep as domestic. Unlike other cats, this breed does not expose to diseases and they are relatively healthy. Birman cats are easy to train, and most of them are active and playful. All the Birman cats have blue eyes. This breed is less apt to climb than other breeds. The docile and quiet behaviours and the gentleness towards the masters by the Birman Cats, it is good that you should adopt a one from this bred.
Maine Coon Cats
Maine Coon Cats are the number one popularity of friendly domestic cats. The origin of this breed comes from the United States. This breed is easily adapted and they are friendly, fury and intelligent. Their outer appearance does not look much friendlier than they are. The Maine Coon breed is having a thick double coat and long hair to protect the,m from cold during the winter. They can be left alone for a few hours. It is easy to adapt these cats as they are less costly to maintain. An interesting fact that the owners of this breed should know is that they can style their cats with hair cuts as they have thick and long hair.
If you are looking for a loyal domestic pet, you should go with this breed. Burmese Cats are very loyal, friendly and highly intelligent. Also, they are energetic and playful, therefore they do not likely to stay alone. Burmese cats share the same kind of relationship with their owners as dogs do. This breed is very attached to the owners and they love to cuddle the owners. These cats have a long life span and they live for 18 to 20 years approximately.
Turkish Angora Cat
Turkish Angora Cat is the best choice for families to adopt as a domestic pet. They are a playful breed. This breed is very beautiful and its existence of them is rare. They are considered the national treasure of their origin place, Turkey. Other cats do not shed much and need to comb them weekly. This breed seeks attention and they are very talkative animals. They have a 12-18 years lifespan.
Sphynx is a hairless cat breed and they are in medium size. They are not much attractive as the other cat breeds, they have wrinkled bodies and big ears. We can see Sphynx cats in solid, tabby and tortoiseshell colour patterns. They are also attention seekers and energetic bred. Sphynx are loverly and always try to be with their owners, they are loyal pets. As they have strong bodies, they hardly expose to diseases. This breed originated from Canada.
American Shorthair Cat
These cats are having a large heads, medium-sized ears and legs and wide eyes. They are formed in a shape that shows the characteristic of endurance. The American Shorthair cat is ideal as a family companion. This breed is hunting small insects, small animals and pet birds. The main health issue related to them is itchy skin. In the years 1965,1984 and 1996 the American Shorthair cat was titled the “Cat of the Year”.
The mix of two cat breeds Siamese and Burmese is called the Tonkinese bred. This bread is affectionate and lovely animals. They are attracted to the people by the pointed coat and jewel tone eyes, which give them a mysterious and glamorous appearance. Their coat comes in colours platinum, champaign, blue and natural colours. This brees hates to be left alone and always needs a companion. This breed I typically healthy and they have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. The temperature affects this breed to get the colour of their coat.
The Siamese cat breed is a well-known and oldest cat breed that comes from history. Siamese is a clever and active breed that makes its surroundings ready for their playful activities. It is easy to train and they are quick learners. The significance of this breed is its appearance, it has a mask on its face. You can adopt a cat from this breed as they are friendly, affectionate and social and you can pamper it a lot.
In simple words, we can call this breed mini black panthers. This breed has a unique appearance from the other breeds. The origin of this breed comes from Louisville, Kentucky, But it is wrong to believe that they come from Bombay. They are called black panthers as they are entirely black in the figure. Bombay Cats are called social butterflies and attention seekers. Bombay cats are quite wild than other breeds. There are two types of Bombay breed, the American Bombay cat and the British Bombay cat, two of these breeds are similar the only difference comes from the eyes. American Bombay cats have gold or copper colour and British Bombay cats have green eyes.
Chartreux is a shorthaired French Breed and have a sturdy figure. Chartreux is a pleasant companion cat and a good companion for single people. This is a loyal and affectionate breed that takes your attention even without seeking it. Most of the owners of this breed share a good bond with their pets as they are calm, docile and easily adaptable.
Scottish Fold Cat
The Scottish Fold breed is most of the time spoken by the cat lover as they are different from the other breeds by appearance. They have tucked ears and large eyes and therefore they are compared with owls. This breed has folded eyes from their birth, though they have folded ears they have a good hearing ability. The folded ears did not limit their hearing capacities. If you are a Scottish Fold owner make sure to play with your cat’s tail with care, as there are possibilities of developing arthritis in their tails. They normally get health issues like upset stomach,hepotography and diabetes mellitus.
Siberian Cat is a breed that belongs to the forest cats category, they are native to snowy Russia. The characteristics of this breed are that they are friendly, affectionate, energetic and outgoing pets. They are more likely to stay with other cats and with dogs. The origin of the Siberia breed comes from Russia. The most common disease among the cats in this breed is that they are suffering from a heart disease called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Ragamuffin is the best option for a family cat. It is the beautiful, gentle, fuzzy and giant cat in the cat family. It is agreed that the Ragamuffin breed is a cousin of the Ragdoll breed. Both these breeds are similar in appearance and temperament but belong to two different breeds. These cats are easily adaptable and they are having the same characteristics as the Ragdoll breed when it comes to friendship. Ragamuffin cats are child-friendly, Stanger friendly and dog friendly.
The Nebelung cat breed is similar to the Russian Blue. Nibelung Breed is a sturdy cat with a firm and muscular body and neat head. The origin of Nibelung is America. Nibelung cats are very affectionate with family and well-known friends. The meaning of the Nibelung is German and it means “Creature of the mist”
Snowshoe cats come from the hybrid mode of Siamese and American shorthair breeds. The origin o the Snowshoe cat is from the United States. This breed is very friendly, healthy and medium-sized. The characteristics of the Snowshoe breed are the same as the Siamese breed. This breed is affectionate, intelligent and sociable.
Burmilla cat is a relatively rare cat among the cat breeds. Burmillas are a friendlier breed than other cats, children and with dogs. The sweet nature and the good nature of this breed make them ideal to adopt as domestic pets. The significant quality of this breed that we can identify is the head is round and the tips of the ears are round. This breed is generally healthy. The origin country of Burmilla cats is the United States.
The nickname of this breed is Aby. The characteristics of this breed are smartness, silliness and athlete. These cats are highly adaptable and friendly, they are dif friendly, child friendly and stranger friendly. Abyssinians can live to be 15 years and older. This breed first originated in the United States in 1935. This is a highly popular breed in the United States. This breed is not a cuddly cat therefore they can be left alone for a long period.
The Bengal cat breed has come from the Asian leopard cat since the 1800s. Another important fact about this breed is that they love water. It is easy to teach this breed to learn tricks like dogs. They easily understand basic verbal commands, which helps to train them easily. The Bengal cats are quite attractive by their appearance, they glitter and shine. The common health issues that we can find in Bengal cats are upset stomach, Lymphosarcoma and Pancreatitis.
Russian Blue Cats
Russian Blue cats are a very calm, gentle and peaceful breed. They are glamorous in grey blue and silver fur. This breed is more likely to entertain themselves and they are playful when they are with their owners. They are reserved with strangers. Most people confuse the Russian Blue cats with the French Chartreux. The fun fact about the Russian Blue cats is that they always look a little like it’s smiling.
British Shorthair Cat
The British Shorthair cat breed is a traditional British domestic cat that is domesticated in houses. They are having dense coats and broad faces. They are low-key in seeking attention but prefer to cuddle. In seasonal changes like Spring and Autumn, they shed an amount of fur. They are also great for families with intelligence and gentleness.
Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest Cat breed has a friendly personality, they are gentle and calm. They have made themselves a perfect choice to adopt into families as they are good at making bonds with childer and other animals. In countries like Norway and Sweden, this breed is extremely popular. The Norwegian Forest Cats are rear to find in the United States. They are highly loved and affection seekers.
Like other cat breeds, this breed is also a friendly, gentle, affectionate and curious animal breed that is ideal for domestic pets. They have a silky coat and because of that most people think that they are shedding but they are not. But they might have health issues of periodontal diseases, therefore it is important to keep them well combed and cleaned. Usually, these cats bite the owners when they are overexcited or when they feel a good bond with the owner.
Turkish Van Cat
Turkish Van is a cat breed which is well known for its capability of swimming and strength. They are also known by the nickname “The Swimming Cat”, they are superb lovers of water and water sports. According to the CatFanciers’ Association, it has been proved that the Turkish Van is one of the rarest cat breeds in the world. This breed is very soft and vocal and also active and does not prefer much cuddling.