Cat Breeds

There are around 40 recognised distinct breeds of cat. Although giving some prior thought to which cat breed appeals to you asthetically is a good idea, you will also find that many of the breeds have very distinct personality traits.

Both Siamese and Burmese cats for example are known to be highly vocal. Scottish Folds on the other hand are quiet. Manx cats can be quite dog-like in their sociability and willingness to learn 'tricks'.

The Bombay cat is a good choice for families as it tends to be very affectionate with all members of its group rather than attach itself to one person. They are affectionate and good with children.

The hardy and independant Norwegian Forest cat is dignified and can be quite aloof. This is the cat breed which is said to have been the companions of the Norse Goddess Freya.

Maine Coons, America's first naturally developed show cat, are erroneouly said to originate from cat-racoon or cat-bobtail cross-breeding. Large, healthy, rugged and full of character they may be but hybrids they are not. Affectionate but not clingy, independant without being aloof Maine Coons are the gentle giants of the cat world.

Maine Coons Gentle Giants

As well as being very handsome, the Maine Coons are a hardy, low maintenance breed.

Scottish Folds

The Scottish Fold is a very unique and delightful cat with a sweet temperament very similar to the British and are often described as being hardy, good-natured, calm affable, loyal...