Cats are a very interesting species and they make for great domesticated pets. You do want to know what you’re getting into, however, when you select a particular cat. Plus, it helps to know the different characteristics of breeds so that you can get the cat you want for your home. Just like with dogs, matching the cat breed to your personality is always ideal. The following is detailed information about some of the main cat breeds and types.
American Short Hair
One advantage to this breed already is that it can’t leave as much pet hair on your couch, right? In all seriousness, this is a very healthy breed of cat and the silver tabby color is the most common, accounting for 33 percent of the American Short Hair cats.
As for the personality of these cats, they are pretty even tempered. They also are generally a medium build and not too hyperactive. They do like to play, but they typically don’t enjoy people picking them up. The reputation of this type of cat is that of a “working cat.”
The Siamese breed needs to be addressed because everyone falls in love with these cats. Their beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous coat of fur make these cats one of the most coveted breeds. But, do they really fit with what you’re looking for? It’s time to find out.
First of all, these cats are very intelligent, and they communicate in many different ways aside from just a rub up against you or purring. These cats are not silent, in other words. They are also very dependent upon their owners, and they are a social breed.
The Siamese cat definitely want plenty of affection and don’t like being alone. They also require respect and patience, so if you’re not a patient person, you might want to look at other cats breeds.
The Himalayan cat breed is another very popular breed, known for its fancy looks and demeanor and its long hair. These cats are not as active as some breeds, but they do require a lot of grooming.
The Himalayan cats do make great indoor pets and they are also great companions. They like to be touched and groomed and love a lot of attention. These cats are known for being good with children, as well as any other pets you might have.
The Burmese cat is another popular breed and these cats are absolutely gorgeous. These intelligent and interactive cats typically have that smoky gray color, but there are variations among the breed, too, including an European mix that was bred with Siamese cats.
These are vocal cats and extremely active and playful. These cats require very little grooming so care will be quite easy.
These are just a few of the most common cats breeds. Knowing what to expect when choosing a cat can definitely make a huge difference. There are many, many more breeds and mixed breeds so it can be difficult to know just how those cats will behave. Most cats are well-behaved and as long as they are taken care of properly, you shouldn’t have many problems.