Here you will find a list of the most popular cat breeds that are known for being docile, laid-back, and easy to handle. Please note that temperament can vary from cat to cat even within the same breed.

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Ragdoll

Origin: United States
Colors: Seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, read, and cream
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

The Ragdoll's character can be described by three simple words: obedient, sweet and neat.

Breed video: Ragdoll

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Scottish Fold

Origin: Scotland

Colours: Any colour except colourpoint
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair and longhair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Low
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed Video: Scottish Fold


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RagaMuffin

Origin: USA

Colours: Any

Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s):
Longhair
Grooming:
Weekly
Talkativeness:
Quiet
Activity Level:
Low
Attention Requirement:
Average
Overall:
Easy to handle

Originally bred from Ragdoll cats, RagaMuffins have a very similar appearance


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Maine Coon

Origin: USA

Colours: Any

Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

The appearance of Maine Coons can make you think they are of the blood royal.


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Persian

Origin: Iranian plateau (Persia)
Colors: Any
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Daily
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed video: Persian - perfect family cat


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British Shorthair

Origin: Great Britain
Colors: Variety
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Low
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed video: British Shorthair


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Exotic Shorthair

Origin: United States
Colors: Any colour
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Easy to handle

Exotic Shorthairs, as well as Persians, have a calm temperament but they are slightly more active than their ancestor.

Breed video: Exotic cat


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Selkirk Rex

Origin: USA
Colors: Any
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair and longhair, curly haired
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle


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British Longhair

Origin: Great Britain
Colors: Variety
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Daily
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Low
Overall: Easy to handle

British Longhair cats have the same physical characteristics as British Shorthairs. The only difference is in the the length of their fur.


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Siberian

Origin: Siberia (Russia)
Colors: Any
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

Large, furry, and mighty. What else would you expect of a cat from Siberia?


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Birman

Origin: Thought to be Burma
Colors: blue-point, chocolate-point, lilac-point, seal tortie-point, cream-point, blue cream point, chocolate tortie point, lilac tortie point. Same go for tabby variety.
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Low
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed Video: Birman


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