While all cats are smart in their own way, there are some breeds that tend to exhibit exceptional learning abilities. Here is a list of the smartest cat breeds of the world.

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Sphynx

Origin: Canada
Colors: Any
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

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Balinese

Origin: Siam (Thailand)
Colors:
Seal point, chocolate point, blue point and lilac point
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Every few weeks
Talkativeness: Very vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



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Bengal

Origin: United States
Colors: Many color variations with differently shaped spots
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



Photo by © Mary K

Colorpoint Shorthair

Origin: Britain and North America
Colors: Colorpoint
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Very vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



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Havana Brown

Origin: Siam (now Thailand)
Colors: Brown or lilac (lavender)
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile



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Javanese cat

Origin: Siam (Thailand)
Colors:
Red point, cream point, lynx (tabby) point, tortie point
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Every few weeks
Talkativeness: Very vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



Photo by © Alexandra Zakharova

Oriental Shorthair

Origin: Great Britain
Colors: Any
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Very vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: Very high
Overall: Can be a handful



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Siamese

Origin: Siam (Thailand)
Colors: Seal, chocolate, blue, lilac with the typical colourpoint pattern
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Very vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Breed video: Siamese - very vocal cat



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  The original Sphynx breed was first bred in Canada not USA other natural hairless breeds are From Russia, Not the USA. Different hairless hybrids like the Bambino or the Elf might have been man made in the USA.
  I really didn't know hairless cats were known to be most intelligent! I thought all cats were so.
 Beautiful! It's a shame they don't breed any of those in my country Emotion: sad