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What Kind of Cat Should I Get: 6 Extraordinary Cat Breeds

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You are about to adopt a cat, but not sure which one suits you best?

Find out what makes different cat breeds special considering their individual characteristics. It will make your choice a bit easier and make you fall
in love with them immediately!

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair cat is easy to care for, therefore it is ideal for new cat parents. With their easy-going nature they are the perfect choice for a family life, as they go really well with children and other pets.Regarding their hair, you will also have less trouble taking care about losing hair. All you need to do is brush her hair once a week. Other than you would expect when it comes to cat’s social behaviour, the British Shorthair cat has a strong need for companionship and is looking after some attention and love throughout the day.Some British Shorthair characteristics:
  • Weight: Male, 7.7 kg; Female, 5.4 kg
  • Coat: Shorthair 
  • Color: Chocolate, blue, silver, cinnamon, cream, lilac and golden.
Sphynx cat
Sphynx cat

Sphynx cat, unlike most cats, is a hairless cat.  These cats have unique grooming necessities and distinct personalities. Due to the lack of hair to absorb the grease of the skin, they need more regular baths than haired cats. When bathing your Sphynx cat, it is important to use shampoo specifically formulated for cats.  

Some of these hairless cats don’t have eyelashes, so they tend to have eye problems and due to this condition they also need regular eye care. 

Another important factor to have in mind is the temperature, as they don’t have hair. A hairless cat owner should be worried about creating the best room temperatures for these types of cats and in winter when the temperatures are lower, they should provide clothes to keep the cat warm. In summer, cats can have sunburn and it is advised to keep the cats inside and limit the outside hours where the sun is not so strong. 

Some Sphynx cat characteristics: 

  • Weight: Male, 4-5 kg; Female, 3-4 kg
  • Coat: Hairless 
  • Color: White, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lavender, cinnamon and fawn, plus various patterns and shadings 

These cats love to be the center of attention, are very sweet, devoted and don’t like to be alone during the day. 

Siamese cat

Siamese cat

Siamese cats are very social and intelligent. Balance and refinement are the special characteristics of Siamese cats. Its origin is from Thailand and due to multiple crossings, the breed is rooted in different races such as Himalayan, Burmese and Balinese.

They have short hair which is a very good characteristic for a home cat as you won’t notice the hair loss. 

The head shape of Siamese cats can lead to more respiratory and periodontal diseases than normal. Some may show physical alterations, such as crossed eyes or a kinked tail, but don’t worry that these alterations do not require medical attention. 

Some Siamese cat characteristics: 

  • Weight: Males, 4-6 kg; Females, 2.5-4.5 kg 
  • Coat: Short, fine, glossy 
  • Color: Seal point, chocolate point, blue point, lilac point 
Savannah cat
Savannah cat

Savannah cats are a new breed of cats that resulted from a cross between Exotic African Serval and the domesticated cat. 

They have beautiful colors, are elegant, very intelligent, learn fast and like to be part of the family. They get involved in the activities done at home and they have a sweet character. 

Another interesting fact about Savannah cat’s are that they love water. 

Some Savannah cat characteristics: 

  • Weight: Early-generation of Savannah cats are 3,6-9,1 kg, they are 2,5 times bigger than a domestic cat. 
  • Coat: Short 
  • Color: Black, brown spotted tabby, black silver spotted tabby, black smoke 

The Savannah Cat’s back legs are slightly longer than her front legs and they are excellent jumpers and very athletic. They can jump up to 8 feet horizontally and climb easily. Females only mature fully and reach adult size at 3 years old.

Persian cats 

Persian cat

Persian cats are longhaired cats as Angora breeds and were brought from Persia to Europe by an Italian traveler in the XVII Century.

Their temperament is very calm, and one of their best qualities is that they are companions. They are devoted to their owners, but first they have to gain thrust. They also like to play when they are not lying on the couch. 

The long hair is grooming intensive, and they must be carefully combed to avoid tufts of hair. 

Some characteristics of Persian cats: 

  • Weight: Male 4-6.3 kg; Female, 3,2-4,9 kg
  • Coat: Long hair 
  • Color: Withe, cream, blue, red 

Persian cats live up to 20 years. 

Himalayan cats

Himalayan cats

Himalayan cats are gentle, calm and love to lie in their owner’s lap. They like to play fetch, play with a toy (resistant to cats) or a simple piece of paper and they can spend hours playing. 

These cats are identical to Persian cats, but have some differences especially in cat´s extremities such as face, tail and feet and ears. 

Some Himalayan cat characteristics: 

  • Weight: Male 5-6 kg;  Female, 3-5 kg 
  • Coat: Long hair 
  • Color: All colours and patterns 

Aren’t these some fascinating cat breeds? While some breeds need more attention and a lot of care, others are easier to look for and are perfect family companions. Tell us which one is your favorite cat breed and why?! 

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