Having a cat as a pet is a great idea. Choosing the right breed is what many find difficult. Before choosing a cat breed, you should understand its needs better. Get to know the right weather for that particular breed and what food it prefers. That said, let’s look at different cat breeds and help you choose the best.

Shorthair Breeds

Breeds: Abyssinian, Anatolian, Bengal, Burmese, British Shorthair, Chartreux, European Shorthair, Rex, Russian Blue

Shorthair cats make up the largest group of pedigree cats – and both their temperament and appearance vary enormously. While a shorthair cat’s hair is comfortably short, its coat needs regular grooming, especially during spring and fall molting. The European Shorthair is probably the best-known cat breed with many possible colorful coat markings. She is a large and powerful cat loved worldwide as a very affectionate and affectionate domestic cat.

Semi-Longhair Breeds

Breeds: American Curl, Maine Coon, Sacred Burmese, Somali, Norwegian Forest, Turkish Angora, York, Ragdoll

Typical of cats in this category is their unevenly long fur, which is longer on some parts of the body and shorter on others. The beautiful hair on the neck, reminiscent of a lion’s mane, is striking. You can find very different cats in character: from the gentle, even-tempered Ragdoll, who wants to be with you everywhere, to the curious and extremely intelligent Maine Coon with a medium temperament.

Longhair Breeds

Breeds: British Longhair, German Longhair, Persian, Himalayan

As a rule, long-haired cats have a relaxed character. Cat lovers appreciate the cuddly nature and balanced temperament of a long-haired cat. The up to 10 centimeters long and lush fur of these beauties makes keeping them very high-maintenance. These breeds have a lot of undercoats, so it is best to brush them daily to avoid matting.

Siamese and Oriental Breeds

Breeds: Balinese, Siamese, Thai, Oriental Shorthair, Havana

It never gets boring with most Orientals: They are graceful and elegant beauties who like to demand your attention – loudly if necessary. Since oriental cats are not only beautiful but also highly spirited and intelligent, they need a lot of activity and variety. Therefore, these cat breeds, in particular, need conspecifics in the same household since the closeness to humans is often not enough for friendly animals.

Forest Cats or Natural Breeds

Breeds: Norwegian Forest Cat, Neva Masquerade, Turkish Angora, Siberian Forest Cat

The so-called natural breeds are not a strictly defined group of pedigree cats. These are breeds that are highly robust, instinctive, and long-lived. However, they are often very large and require a lot of space.

Hybrid Breeds

Breeds: Bengal, Savannah

Hybrid cat breeds result from mating between domestic and wild cats. This is how big cats with unusual fur patterns are created. Strict regulations apply to the breeding and keeping of hybrid breeds, as complications can arise during mating and birth. After a few generations, however, this effect is weakened, and it is a hybrid breed of its own: a domestic cat with pronounced wild animal characteristics. However, they usually still have a strong urge for freedom and are very active – just like their wild relatives.

Torment Breeding Breeds РPretty at All Costs 

Breeds: Manx, Cymric, Hairless (e.g., Sphinx, Bambino), Scottish and Highland Fold

For the non-expert person, it is usually not apparent at first that the animals are suffering or even in pain. But there are also breeds in cat breeding that struggle with health problems or behavioral problems. There are economic reasons why these animals exist: Since these breeds appear particularly “cute” on the outside, they are readily bought. However, the welfare of the animals takes a back seat.

For the sake of the animals, you should refrain from buying such breeds.