Even thought cats aren't normally fond of water, there are a few breeds that tend to be more attracted to it than others. Here you will find a list of these cat breeds.
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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

Bengals are lively, active, extremely intelligent and smart. Unlike other cats, they adore water!

Breed videos:
Bengal - very intelligent and adaptable
Perfoming Bengal

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Turkish Van

Origin: Turkey
Colors: White with colour markings on head and tail
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Regular
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo by © Tina Kay

Manx

Origin: Isle of Man (Great Britain)
Colors: All
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Once a week
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed video: Manx cats


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Abyssinian

Origin: Egypt
Colors: Ruddy, cinnamon, red, blue and fawn
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Breed video: Abyssinian - active cat for active family!


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Turkish Angora

Origin: Turkey
Colors: Any (white is most common)
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Once a week
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo by © Jessica Jarlsdotter

Ocicat

Origin: United States
Colors: Tawny, chocolate and cinnamon, their dilutes, blue, lavender and fawn; also all these colours with silver
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Can be a handful

Breed video: Ocicat


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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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Kurilian Bobtail

Origin: Russia
Colors:
Any
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair, longhair
Grooming: Little (shorthair); two time a week (longhair)
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall:
Easy to handle


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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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Egyptian Mau

Origin: Egypt

Colours: Spotted silver, bronze, smoke, black, and blue

Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Maus' spots catch your eye, and their affectionate personality will surely catch your heart.


Photo source: Wikimedia

York Chocolate Cat

Origin: USA
Colors: Solid chocolate, solid lavender, chocolate and white, lavender and white
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Occasional
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo by © SezzRS

Van Kedisi

Origin: Turkey
Colors:
White
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful


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Cymric cat

Origin: Isle of Man (Great Britain)
Colors: Any colour
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Longhair
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

Breed video: Manx cats


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Savannah

Origin: USA
Colors: Brown, silver, black, black smoke
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo by © Christian Hunold

Chausie

Origin: France
Colors: Black, brown and silver
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful


Image credit: moggyblog

American Keuda

Origin: USA
Colors: Any
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Occasional
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful


Image credit: destriercats

Snowshoe

Origin: United States
Colors: Blue, lilac, lynx, fawn, chocolate, and seal with the colorpoint pattern
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Once a week
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately docile



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