While the Birman Cat is a brilliant cat, we know that it is probably not going to be the ideal pet for everybody(check out our tips for raising a Birman). We want to wrap up by talking about some of the more popular cat breeds in the world.
We will start with the Ragdoll cat, because this one originally developed from Birman Cat breeding stock. This means that it is very similar to the Birman, just a little bit smaller. The ragdoll cat is well-known for being one of the most affectionate cat breeds in the world. In fact, this is how the cat managed to get its name. If you are ever lucky enough to pet a Ragdoll cat, you will likely notice that it goes completely limp. It enjoys being pet that much!
The Siamese Cat is one of the oldest cat breeds in the world. It may also be one of the most recognizable of them too. You can catch the Siamese Cat in a major Disney motion picture (Lady and the Tramp, for reference)
The Persian Cat is one of those cat breeds that never seems to look happy. Like, ever. The face is sort-of squashed up. That being said, this fluffy cat is ridiculously popular. This is only a cat for those that really enjoy grooming their pets. It takes a lot of brushing to get the Persian Cat looking fantastic. It probably isn’t ideal for those that suffer from pet allergies either.
This is a cat breed that has really exploded in popularity in recent years, and it isn’t difficult to see why this is the case. The Maine Coon is a stunning cat. It boasts a beautiful thick coat. Interestingly, this cat breed has a genetic deformity. It doesn’t appear on all of the Maine Coon cats, but some of them will have a few extra toes. It is quite odd to look at, but it certainly doesn’t detract from how wonderful these cats actually look.
The Bengal Cat almost looks like a mini tiger. However, we promise you, they are going to be nowhere near as aggressive as a tiger. In fact, Bengal Cats are well-known for how docile they are. The Bengal Cat is actually a domesticated version of a wild cat, and this is one of only a few breeds that carry those traits. Most other cats, even though they have origins in wild breeds, do not have these beautiful markings.
There are some people that are not fans of the Sphynx cat. We can agree with that. Normally you want a cat that is a bundle of fur. However, the Sphynx cat is completely bald. There isn’t a hair in sight on its body. Although, we suppose that means it is going to be a decent cat breed for those that do not want cat hairs all over their home. That being said, the Sphynx cat is probably one of the most expensive breeds of cat you can purchase.
If you enjoy your cats to be highly active, then the Devon Rex may be right up your street. This is probably one of the bounciest cats on this list. The Devon Rex also benefits from short hair. In fact, their fur is often so short that there will be parts of their body where it is barely noticeable.
There are some people that class this is a Persian Cat. It is tough to argue with this. The Himalayan looks pretty much the same, bar a few differences in their pattern. They also boast a friendly personality and are highly active. If you are interested in the Persian cat breed, then you will almost certainly want to check out the Himalayan too. It may be a better look for you.
The American Shorthair
This popular breed may look like a crossbreed cat, but it is anything but. This cat, with its beautiful patterns, is one of the most sought after cats. If you want a cat that you can train, then the American Shorthair may be perfect for you. You may actually struggle to find a more intelligent cat than this one!