Find the cat breed that fits your lifestyle
High-energy cats are busy bodies always on the go. Playful and entertaining, they are a good fit for families with active children. These hyper cats still need plenty of attention and toys to help keep them occupied indoors.
Notable high-energy cat breeds include the Abyssinian, Burmese, Ocicat, and Toyger.
Find the best hypoallergenic cat breeds that fit your allergen free household including the Balinese-Javanese, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Siberian and Sphynx
Large house cats are the heaviest cat breeds, with males generally weighing a minimum of 12 pounds. Some large domestic cats, such as the Bengal and Savannah, resemble jungle cats having descended from the African Serval and the Asian Leopard Cat, respectively.
If you're looking for a big house cat, consider one of these large domestic cat breeds: American Shorthair, Bengal, British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Ocicat, Persian, or Ragdoll.
Low energy cats are suitable as indoor-only pets due to their calm demeanor. These affectionate cats prefer to be with their human companions during nap time rather than playtime.
Some of the most calm cat breeds include the British Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Persian, Ragamuffin, and Ragdoll.
Medium energy cats present the best of both worlds. They are neither too playful nor too calm. They also are independent and affectionate.
Different cat breeds with a medium-energy level include the American Shorthair, Maine Coon, Manx, and Siberian.
The majority of domestic pedigreed cats are medium size cats. Ideal living companions, medium-sized cats typically weigh between 10 and 15 pounds.
Some of the most popular medium cat breeds are the Abyssinian, Burmese and Devon Rex.
Whether you're choosing a cat based on looks, size or temperament, there is a breed for everyone.
Opt for a vocal cat if you're looking for a companion that will greet you and ask you about your day upon arriving home. For a loud cat, vocalization comes in the form of chirping and twilling in addition to the expected meowing and purring.
Breeds such as the Balinese-Javanese, Japanese Bobtail, Oriental, and Siamese are suitable choices if you are seeking a talkative cat.
Boasting striking, unique features, rare cats are sure to dazzle and stand out among a sea of domestic pedigreed cats. Unusual cat breeds can be considered rare by color combination, availability or novelty. They also can be rare in that they are imported from a foreign country or developed through experimental or hybridization breeding.
Quiet cats show their affectionate in ways other than meowing. Though silent cats will purr when delighted, they will most likely prefer to cuddle or play with their human companions.
Popular picks of cats that don't meow, or are rarely vocal, include the Abyssinian, American Shorthair and Cornish Rex.
Ideal indoor companions for those who live in cramped quarters, small cats typically weigh 4 to 10 pounds. Their petite size can cause them to be timid around other animals, so be cautious with these little cats if you have other pets in the home.
Notable small cat breeds include the Abyssinian, Cornish Rex and Singapura.
Cats are known for being intelligent animals. Their intelligence is measured by their ability to learn and how easily they can adapt to a new situation or environment. Some of the smartest cats are readily trainable and interact well with humans and animals alike.