Top 10 Pedigree Cat Breeds
Here’s a list of some of the top pedigree cat breeds out there.
These cats are well known for their lack of coats. They were first bred in 1966 but a small genetic pool led to a number of problems, the breeding progressed and in the seventies there was a sound genetic pool.
Because of their lack of coat, the Sphynx cats like to snuggle up to their owners and other animals to keep warm. They are intelligent, highly curious and very extroverted. They also need to be bathed about once a week and owners need to be careful that their cat doesn’t get sunburned.
Orientals are very similar to Siamese but with a different variety of colourings. They have large ears and a pointy faces. They’re very vocal cats that will purr loudly when happy. They’re intelligent, playful but can be quite demanding.
They love nothing more to run around and play with toys. You can even teach some of them to play fetch.
8. American Shorthair
The American Shorthair is thought to come from European domestic cats brought over by the first settlers in North America. They are larger, learner and more athletic than their British cousins. There are strict standards for appearance and breeding for a cat to be considered a pure bred American Shorthair.
These cats have long hair, a pale body and darker points with blue eyes. They usually have white paws too. They are gentle, well-balanced cats that have soft voices. They are never too extreme and are generally quite calm.
The origins of this breed are uncertain but most link the cat to Egypt and some to Ethiopia. They are great cats for those that suffer with pet allergies as they do not shed in the shame way other cats do. They are very playful and love to explore. Because they are so preoccupied with their own games, they’re not usually lap cats.
This large, muscular cat gets its name from its tendency to go limp and relaxed when picked up. They are gentle, placid cats with medium-long hair and a beautiful colour-point coat. They are very affectionate and love to snuggle up with their owners.
These highly intelligent cats are known for their playful nature and distinctive looks. They are affectionate and very extroverted. Their meows are persistent and demanding and have often been compared to that of human babies. They’re more like dogs than cats and they can be trained to do all sorts of tricks.
3. Exotic Shorthair
These cats were bred to be short-haired versions of the Persian. Their coats are much easier to manage but they retain a very similar temperament to their long-haired cousins. They’re good cats to have around other pets and children because of them calm character.
2. Maine Coon
Maine Coons are known for being big cats and they take up to five years to get to their full size. They are gentle and easy to train and they’re loyal cats, although they also take well to strangers. Most Maine Coons have a fascination with water, which could be traced back to their ancestors that were bred to work on ships.
These pretty, flat-faced cats are some of the most popular because they are so beautiful. They do take some looking after, especially when it comes to grooming. They need to be bathed regularly and groomed daily to prevent their fur from getting matted. Some may also need their eyes cleaned to prevent infection and tear staining.