Is your cat friendly? Here is a list of the Top 10 Friendliest Cat Breeds — particularly with children and strangers — that was compiled by animal behaviorists and veterinarians.
#1: Abyssinian — They are extremely loyal, affectionate with people and quite intelligent. These cats are also fond of water and can be an excellent swimmer.
#2: Exotic Shorthair — Exotics are essentially the Persian breed, with a short-haired coat. They have a gentle and tame personality.
#3: Birman — They are a “people’s cat” and bond well with their owners. These cats enjoy greeting their owners when they come home.
#4: Burmese — Both the American and British Burmese form strong bonds with their owners and are drawn to any kind of human activity. They can be quite playful and will retrieve items for their owners.
#5: Maine Coon — These cats were originally bred to control the rat populations on Maine farms. They were named in the belief that they were half raccoon. They are quite active.
#6: Manx — These cats are primarily known for their “tailless” gene. Some manx cats can be born with different sized tails or no tails at all. They bond strongly with their owners, but they may have difficulty when moving to a new home.
#7: Persian — They are among the most affectionate and loyal of cats. They have consistently ranked as one of the most popular cat breeds ever.
#8: Ragdoll — They are known for their intelligence and loyal nature. They have a “puppy” like personality. They easily learn their name and come when they are called. They love to play and are affectionate.
#9: Somali — These cats are very affectionate and sometimes choose human affection over food. They are very playful and loyal.
#10: Chantilly/Tiffany — They are affectionate, loyal and friendly. They sometimes may be a little wary of strangers.
Feel free to add your comments about the top 10 list or share stores of your friendly cat!