Smartest Cat Breeds

Cats are known for their intelligence. In fact, Mark Twain wrote in A Cat-Tale: “A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.” Although some of the smartest cats are easy to train, there are other ways to measure their intelligence, such as how quickly they learn, how well they adapt to new situations and environments and how they interact with humans and other animals. Explore our list of the smartest cat breeds below and you may find yourself adopting a cat who can open doors, turn on faucets and more.

Not sure which cat breed is right for you?
Abyssinian Cat
Bengal Cat
Burmese Cat
Cornish Rex
Cornish Rex Cat Breed
Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold Cat Breed
Singapura Cat Breed

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