Owning a cat comes with many responsibilities although they DO offer unlimited and unexpected benefits like better moods, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, plus decreased stress.
It’s always fun picking out a new furry bundle of love to bring into your home, isn’t it?
The thing is, not all breeds are perfectly suited for one person. So, when it comes to preparing your home for a new pet cat, it’s just as important to find one that clicks with your personality and lifestyle.
You certainly want your relationship with your pet to be a long lasting affair, right?
Check out these cat breeds and pair up with the one that best matches your personality:
1.) PERSONALITY TRAITS — Fun and Friendly
If you love being outgoing and the “life of the party”, you’re going to want a cat that has the same social habits so they get along well with your frequent house guests.
BEST MATCH: Abyssinian or Maine Coon
These highly vocal and energetic kitties love talking and playing. Maine Coons frequently exhibit the same characteristics of dogs in that they love coming when called, and playing fetch.
2.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Independent or Busy
If you’re looking for a cat that can get along well when you don’t have a lot of time to spare, you’re not going to want one that acts out from boredom or loneliness.
BEST MATCH: British Shorthair
These kitties are laid back, yet like their space.
3.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: On the go-go
If you live a busy lifestyle, such as traveling, you’ll want a cat that likes to accompany you on adventures.
BEST MATCH: Japanese Bobtail or Chartreux
Bobs are confident little furballs that can make themselves at home even in unfamiliar environments. Chartreux are gentle and quiet kitties that make the best of traveling buddies.
4.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Persistent and Stubborn
Do you always have to have ‘it’ your way? Well, you’re going to want a kitty that you’ll see eye-to-eye with. A determined guy or gal that is determined as you and won’t back down.
BEST MATCH: Turkish Angora
These beauties are assertive and want to be in charge. If you’re not giving them enough attention, they’ll surely let you know.
5.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Curious Explorer
Always in search of answers? Does curiosity always get the best of you?
BEST MATCH: American Shorthair
These gentle, yet playful kitties love to explore.
6.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Social and Family-Minded
If you have children running around your home, a laid back, patient kitty is what you need. One that won’t mind being poked, prodded and ‘loved’ by young kids.
BEST MATCH: Burmese
These lovable kitties are very social, very playful and known for their sunny dispositions.
7.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Caring and Affectionate
Want the attention driven traits of a dog but the smaller size and independence of a cat?
BEST MATCH: Ragdoll or Devon Rex
Ragdolls have earned their names — they go limp when picked up or held, and they are the best lap kitties. The Devon Rex craves cuddling.
8.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Calm and Quiet
Love a peaceful, quiet home where you can cuddle up with a good book and a cup of coffee or tea?
Silver Shaded Persian
BEST MATCH: Persian
These beauties are very placid, laid back kitties that just like laying around and looking good. They don’t require a lot of activity to be happy.
9.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Protective
If you’re a loyal, protective sort of human, you’ll want a kitty that feels the same way.
BEST MATCH: Manx
You can’t miss this breed… their tailess bodies are hard to miss. If you want an assertive, loyal pet, the manx is the one for you. They’ve been known to attack strange animals when they feel their human family members are being threatened.
10.) PERSONALITY TRAITS: Active and Athletic
Exercise lovers listen up!
BEST MATCH: Turkish Van
Unlike most other cat breeds, the Turkish Van loves playing in water and will explore your tub and toilet. Just watch out because their adventurous, playful nature could get them into trouble.
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