The Persian cat: ancient history, popular breed. Introduced in 17th century Europe. Asiatic cats bred together. Unique look: round head, short face, big eyes.
Maine Coon: New England breed, popular farm and ship cat. Good-natured, adaptable. Independent, not clingy. Excellent mousers, rodent-free homes.
Ragdolls: smart, affectionate, new breed, love cuddles, collapse in arms, stay at people's level, developed in 1960s.
Sophisticated Siamese: masquerade looks, talkative, opinionated. Loud and demanding. Need attention and playtime. Not for busy lifestyles.
Iconic British Shorthair: featured in pop culture, mellow and easygoing. English breed since Victorian era. Affectionate but not clingy.
Exotic Shorthair: Persian-like with different coat. Bred in 1950s from Persians, American Shorthairs, Burmese, Russian Blue. Easy care, health concerns in face.
Abyssinian: Active, intelligent breed. Climbs, jumps, plays energetically. Entertaining, challenging pet. Abby Grabby nickname. Need lots of toys.
Tonk Cats: Friendly, loving, active. Demand attention, affection. Follow you, join family activities. Shoulder-sitters.
Russian Blue: Elegant, gentle, quiet. Playful climbers. Observant of strangers. Loyal to favorites. Follows, rides on shoulder.