Best Cat Breeds for Families

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Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian: Ideal for families. Bright, intelligent, quick around toddlers. Loving and affectionate with adults and older children. Gets along with cats and well-mannered dogs.

Birman Cats

Birman: Magical breed, even-tempered and non-aggressive. Tolerant of toddlers, friendly with other pets. Enjoys human companionship.

Exotic Shorthair Cat

Exotic Shorthair: Cross between American Shorthair and Persian. Persian features with denser coat. Low grooming needs. Easygoing, friendly. Soft voices, occasional chattering.

British Shorthair Cats

British Shorthair: Mild-mannered, loyal, and loving. Sweet and affectionate without being clingy. Rugged, hardy, and generally healthy. Great addition to the family home.


Burmese: Ultimate companion cats. Affectionate, often described as the most affectionate breed. "Velcro cats" that stay close to their owners

Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex: Known for curly hair from the Rex mutation. Follows you around, always ready to play. Inquisitive, highly energetic, and athletic. Skilled climbers and runners.

Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is similar to the Cornish Rex. They come from the county next door and have the same Rex gene.


Himalayan: Persian-Siamese cross. Long hair, flat face, Siamese coloring. Good companion cats, sociable with visitors and family. Lively, enjoys games, can be taught to play fetch.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold: Adorable backward ears. Good with kids and well-behaved dogs. Loves attention, gets along with respectful children


Siberian: Hardy cat, withstands sub-zero temperatures. Playful with children. Requires attention due to long, thick coat. Heavy shedding.

Norwegian Forest Cat


Ragamuffin: Descendant of Ragdoll, friendly and cuddly. Attached to all family members, great family cat.

Norwegian Forest Cat