Cat Personalities

Top 20 Cat Breeds and Their Personalities

Hey there cat lovers! It’s time to find out about the Top 20 Cat Personalities!

If somebody asked you to list the top 20 most common cat breeds, do you reckon you could do it?

Well, if you replied “Yeah, easy!” then we’re very impressed!

None the less, most people wouldn’t be able to do so – but don’t worry!

We’re here to help you.

Today you get to find out not only about the top 20 most common cat breeds, but their unique cat personalities also!

How cool!

But wait, there’s more!

You’ll also learn a fun fact about each of the breeds too!

“Oh, Cat Trackers – you spoil us!”

We know!

See below for the super-cute infographic that’ll melt your heart and expand your brain.

Cat Breeds and Cat Personalities

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Cat Breeds and Cat Personalities

Ragdoll Cat Personalities:

Docile, Relaxed, Affectionate, Playful, Lap-cat

Ragdoll Did You Know…

Ragdoll’s are one of the largest breeds of domestic cats

Exotic Cat Personalities:

Sweet, Affectionate, Quite, Playful, Easy going

Exotic Fun Fact:

The Exotic breed of cats has only been around since the 1950’s

British Shorthair Cat Personalities:

Calm, Easy going, Quiet, Enjoys people, Couch potatoes

British Shorthair Did You Know…

The British Shorthair is one of the longest standing cat breeds – potentially dating as far back as the Roman era

Persian Cat Personalities:

Sweet, Affectionate, Quiet, Lap-cat

Persian Fun Fact:

Marilyn Monroe had a white Persian cat called Mitsou

Maine Coon Cat Personalities:

Gentle, Easy going, Active, Hunter, Intelligentt

Maine Coon Fun Fact:

In 1895, a brown tabby Maine Coon cat name ‘Cosie’ won the award for “Best Cat” at one of the first established US cat shows held in NYC

American Shorthair Cat Personalities:

Even tempered, Quiet, Active, Smart, Sociable

American Shorthair Did You Know…

There are over 80 different recognized varieties of American Shorthair cats

Devon Rex Cat Personalities:

Pixie-like, Curious, Attention seeker, Mischievous

Devon Rex Fun Fact:

The Devon Rex is known as the ‘pixie’ of the cat world

Sphynx Cat Personalities:

Athletic, Affectionate, Attention seeker, Energetic, Very social

Sphynx Fun Fact:

While they may look bald, Sphynx cats have a fine layer of fuzz that covers their skin – it feels similar to suede

Scottish Fold Cat Personalities:

Affectionate, Laid back, Sweet expressions, Smart, Enjoys company

Scottish Fold Did You Know…

Their trademark characteristics of their folded ears is caused by a genetic mutation – they are actually born with straight ears that then begin to fold around 2-4 weeks of age

Abyssinian Cat Personalities:

Extroverted, Active, Agenda drive, Affectionate, Intelligent, Playful

Abyssinian Fun Fact:

In 2007, scientists decoded the DNA of an Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon. This decoding has provided great insight into the genome of domestic cats, and has helped researchers link specific genes to disease in cats

Oriental Cat Personalities:

Vocal, Affectionate, Active, Social, Demanding, Intelligent

Oriental Did You Know…

The Oriental Shorthair has more colors and patterns than any other cat breed

Siamese Cat Personalities:

Talkative, Affectionate, Active, Insistent, Sensitive

Siamese Fun Fact:

Hundreds of years ago, Siamese cats used to be treasured by royal families in Thailand because of their unique and beautiful appearances

Norwegian Forest Cat Personalities:

Active, Sweet, Reserved, Independent, Athletic

Norwegian Forest Fun Fact:

King Olaf V of Norway designated the Norwegian Forest cat the country’s national cat

Cornish Rex Cat Personalities:

Very active, Charming, Confident, Racy, Affectionate, Talkative

Cornish Rex Fun Fact:

Many people believe that the Cornish Rex is a hypoallergenic breed – this is not the case

Bengal Cat Personalities:

Active, Intelligent, Confident, Talkative, Friendly

Bengal Fun Fact:

Bengals are known as the “Rolls Royce” of cats after a story emerged of a British woman paying $50,000 for a Bengal cat in 1950

Russian Blue Cat Personality:

Graceful, Gentle, Playful, Quiet, Affectionate

Russian Blue Fun Fact:

The internet meme of ‘Nyan Cat’ was based on the illustrator’s Russian Blue cat named Marty

Siberian Cat Personality:

Affectionate, Outgoing, Playful, Calm, Athletic

Siberian Did You Know…

The Siberian cat is the national cat of Russia

Burmese Cat Personality:

People oriented, Affectionate, Energetic, Intelligent, Curios

Burmese Fun Fact:

Burmese cats are incredibly clingy, they enjoy constant companions

Birman Cat Personality:

Sweet, Affectionate, Docile, Quiet, Curious, Relaxed

Birman Fun Fact:

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfield owned a Birman cat named Choupette

Tonkinese Cat Personality:

Vocal, People oriented, Loving, Active, Brainy, Stubborn

Tonkinese Fun Fact:

The Tonkinese breed originates from a cross-breeding between Siamese and Burmese cats – However, in 2001 it was officially recognised as its own established breed.


Illustrations by:

Yasmin Surovec – Author of Cat vs Humans

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