Cat Breeds

Deciding which breed of cat is best for you? Read below for helpful information.

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Know Your Breeds

Maybe you're an active and outgoing person looking for a companion who's just as adventurous as you are. Or perhaps you would like a relaxed, low-maintenance feline whose favorite activity is napping. Ultimately, you know what you want, but do you know how to find it? Start by exploring breeds of cats. Each has a specific history, personality and appearance, and one of them could be a perfect fit for you and your lifestyle.

A gray cat looks on curiously while sitting on a chair.

Characteristics & Personality

Whether they are long haired, short haired or a mix of both, each breed has unique set of characteristics and personality. Some of those characteristics demand a certain lifestyle or a good understanding of their needs. For example, if you have children or other pets, some types of cats play more nicely than others. Also consider how much time you're willing to spend grooming your pet. Some cat species require very little grooming, while others need to be brushed regularly to stay clean and healthy. And if someone is allergic to cats in your household, consider hypoallergenic cats or low allergy cats.

A long-haired cat lays on a blanket.

Which Breed is Best for You?

It's believed that people have been breeding cats for specific character traits for thousands of years. But even if you don't have access to a cat breeder, you can still find the right cat for you with a little research and a close assessment of your lifestyle and personality. In fact, there are over 40 breeds of cats to choose from. So while you're diligently doing your homework, be sure to browse the profiles we've provided and explore the history of each breed. You'll find interesting stories of origin, importation and even legends about your future feline friend.