Just like human beings, cats tend to have different personalities. If you have kids, you want a cat that is not territorial and can tolerate sudden movements made by them. If living alone, you will want a breed that is easy going and sociable.
Some of the best cat breeds are:
American Short Hair
This breed is easy going and can happily interact with guests if well trained since as a kitten. Weighing between 6 and 15 pounds for a male breed, it can be defined as a medium sized, muscular cat. Grooming him is easy as all you need is to brush the coat on a weekly basis to keep it shiny and healthy. This breed, which can be found in more than 80 colors, loves to bird watch and can live up to 20 years.
This is the largest domestic cat breed and can weigh up to 18 pounds. They come in more than 75 different colors and they are referred to in some quarters as American long hair. This breed tends to be highly social and interact well with both adults and kids. One of the most amazing discoveries about them is that they do not meow. They chirp and trill.
If you live in an apartment setting, this would be a great option for you. It gets along well with people and it not as stubborn as some other cat breeds. Ragdoll come in different color pattern and the coat can vary from semi-long to long. To ensure that the cat does not grow overweight, it is important that you monitor the nutrition and exercise as often as possible to reduce the possibility of becoming overweight. The life expectancy is 15 to 20 years.
Burmese is energetic, friendly and enjoys human companionship so he is best suited with a family with members who are often at home. If you are wondering why the curiosity killed the cat was coined, this is one curious breed. She loves to explore and retains the playful nature till adulthood. The life span of Burmese is 15-17 years.
Unlike other cat breeds, most Manx cat breed do not own tails and when they do, it varies in length. He makes a good watch cat and reacts rapidly at the sight of something that looks out of the ordinary. However Manx can relate well with people if he is introduced to activity and people as a kitten. When it comes to offering care, ensure that you brush the teeth as often as possible to prevent periodontal diseases and comb the coat at least twice a week to remove dead hair and distribute skin oil. The life expectancy of this breed is 8 to 14 years.
Above are some of the cat breed that you can keep at home as pets. Before you bring one home, it is important that you have the full information regarding it such as health status, eating habits and the cost of maintaining the particular breed you choose.