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



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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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