Although some cat lovers choose their cats precisely for their distinct appearances, others choose their cats based on their personalities. Certain breeds are certainly friendlier and more loving than others. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most calm and loving cat breeds around that are worth checking out.
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The Ragdoll is native to the United States, likely to have originated in California back in the 1960s. The breed is easy-going, calm and docile. It loves cuddling up with its human family. Ragdolls are well-known for their distinct behavior such as drinking water from a tap or turning limp just like a “rag doll” when being picked up. The Ragdoll is the ultimate lap cat and due to its docile temperament, and it is ideal for families with children or other pets.
- Easy-going and calm
- Loves cuddles
- Docile temperament
- The ultimate lap cat
- Ideal for families with children or other pets
Siamese cats have enjoyed a royal status for centuries. The outgoing, talkative breed is known for its striking baby blue eyes, sleek muscular build and large ears.
The breed is highly affectionate and intelligent with a distinctive outgoing nature. The Siamese seek and enjoy the companionship of humans and other cats. They often bond strongly with their favorite human. The breed is quite talkative and will require attention.
- Highly affectionate and intelligent
- Distinctive outgoing nature
- Enjoys human and cat companionship
- Forms a strong bond with its favorite human
- Quite talkative
The Sphynx is a highly affectionate cat who is eager to meet new faces. The breed will not hesitate to demand your attention. Its sweet nature is accompanied by high energy levels and it will always find a new way to entertain its owners.
The breed is extremely playful and will eagerly engage in diverse activities around the house. When not on the go, they love to cuddle and rest on your lap. The Sphynx is ideal as a therapy pet due to its warm, friendly temperament and genuine love for meeting new people.
- Highly affectionate and sweet
- Loves to entertain its family and meet new people
- Demands your attention
- High energy level
- Extremely playful
- Loves to cuddle and rest in laps
- An ideal therapy pet
The Ragamuffin is a variety of the Ragdoll that was recognized as a distinct breed in 1994. Ragamuffins have a friendly and affectionate personality along with their dense fur. They are also highly intelligent and patient, so you can teach them a few tricks.
The breed will follow their owners around and even greet them at the door. The Ragamuffin is sociable and outgoing and gets along well with most humans, as well as other pets.
- Friendly and affectionate
- Highly intelligent and patient
- Can learn tricks
- Likes to greet owner at the door and follow them around
- Sociable and outgoing
- Gets along with humans and pets
The Scottish Fold is a remarkable feline known for its unique feature of forward-folded ears. They are loving companions and can be found in a variety of coat colors, lengths, and patterns.
They are known to sleep in quite peculiar positions and eagerly engage in playtime and follow their owners around from room to room. Scottish Folds are sociable and friendly, so they might not do well if left alone. They are moderately active, quite intelligent and agile.
- Loving companion
- Eagerly engages in playtime
- Follows owner from room to room
- Sociable and friendly
- Quite intelligent
The strikingly beautiful coat, expressive eyes, chubby cheeks and affectionate personality make the Persian one of the world’s most loved companions. The breed is known for its calm demeanor and cuddly personality.
Persians are not very athletic or playful. In most cases, they favor a peaceful environment and extended naps on a comfy sofa. Persians communicate using their animated, stunning eyes, but can also cheer you up with a quiet, adorable meow. They enjoy the company of their favorite humans, as long as they are treated gently and kindly.
- Very affectionate
- Calm demeanor and cuddly personality
- Not very athletic or playful
- Prefers peaceful environment and long naps on the comfy sofa
- Enjoy the company of kind and gentle humans
The Tonkinese is a hybrid of the Burmese and Siamese. They are defined by their lively, social nature and pointed coat patterns in various colors. The breed is energetic, playful and demands attention.
They are quite vocal, but their voices are mellow and sweeter than those of the Siamese. Just like the Burmese, they often display dog-like actions such as fetching.
- Lively, social nature
- Energetic and playful
- Demands attention
- Sweet and mellow voice
- Enjoys dog-like activities such as fetching
The Burmese are a compact and heavily-built breed from Thailand. They have short, dense and shiny coats that come in various colors. The breed is well-known for being short, athletic and elegant. They are ideal as family pets due to their affectionate, loving and playful nature. Burmese cats usually have dependent behavior and a puppy-like demeanor.
The breed is often considered the “dog of the feline world.” These are people-oriented cats that are highly energetic and playful. The Burmese are quite vocal, sweet and affectionate.
- Ideal family pets
- Affectionate and loving
- Dependent on their owners
- Puppy-like demeanor
- Highly energetic and playful
The Birman or the “sacred cat of Burma” is a gorgeous cat with a silky soft coat, striking blue eyes, and elegant white gloves on their paws. The breed is docile and patient. They are quiet and often greet with the softest, most adorable meow. Birmans don’t do well if left alone for a long time. Once you choose a Birman as your companion, it should be showered with hugs and cuddles.
- Docile and patient
- Quiet and sweet
- Don’t do well left alone
- Loves hugs and cuddles
Reaching up to 20 lbs., the Maine Coon is one of the heaviest cat breeds. The breed is strong and athletic, yet gentle-mannered, highly intelligent and friendly. The combination of these characteristics led to its nickname as “the gentle giant”. The Maine Coon is loved for its playful, dog-like nature, making it a loyal and obedient companion.
They get along well with children and other pets. Despite their large size, they still love cuddling up with their favorite people.
- Highly intelligent and friendly
- Playful, dog-like nature
- A loyal companion
- Loves cuddling
- Gets along well with children and other pets