While it is less common to have a purebred cat than a purebred dog, there
are some breeds that are fairly common in the U.S...
Persians are a popular distinctive breed of cat. Long flowing fur and
a round flat face are its hallmark. Their long fur requires an indoor setting
and frequent care. Persians have a short broad body and thick short legs,
and come in a variety of colors. They generally prefer a quiet secure home,
are affectionate, and have a gentle temperament. Persians are a great cat
for people who want to spend quiet time with an affectionate, gentle,
The Ragdoll is a large gentle cat. Its fur is long and extremely soft
and rabbit-like. This makes them easier to groom than most long haired
cats. Thus, they rarely develop mats. They come in four different colors
and are pointed (have different coloring around the ears, face, tail, and
feet) and have big beautiful blue eyes. They were originally bred as a
cross of a Persian and Birman, and eventually Burmese. They are a low energy
cat that isn’t very vocal. They love people and their Ragdoll name
fits them in appearance and personality.
American Shorthairs are fairly common. They often feature tabby patterns
and can be found in a variety of different colors. Typically good with
children and dogs, the American Shorthair makes a great family pet. A sturdy
medium to large size cat with a good personality has helped keep the American
Shorthair a popular breed.
Maine Coons cats are a big, durable, lovable breed of cat. Considered
a native cat breed of Maine, and the state cat, they are suited for the
rough climate and terrain of the area. They have thick coats and big paws,
some reach up to 20 lbs. They are an easy going breed that enjoys people,
but is not overly dependant. They typically aren’t lap cats, but
will usually spend most of its time near their owner, and they love to
play. Many Maine Coons often learn to fetch and enjoy the water. They are
kids, dogs, and families. Some consider the Maine Coon a good compromise
when deciding to whether to have a dog or a cat.
Siamese are the ultimate people cats. They insist on being involved in
their owner’s life. They have a distinctive meow that they use frequently
to chat with their owner. They are smart and friendly. They are one of
the most commonly recognized breeds of cat with their sleek slender body.
The seal point coloring, being the most common, is a light tan coat with
brown points. They do come in other, typically light, colors. They are
after the region where they originated, Siam now Thailand. While purebred
Siamese are not extremely common, cross bred Siamese are. People looking
for a cat to be actively engaged with and a strong personality will enjoy