Different breeds of cats also have different characteristics. For beginners, cats with too strong personalities are difficult to control. What kind of cat is suitable for beginners? What cat is best to keep? And also docile, cute and beautiful? Read on to find out.
1. British Shorthair
The British Shorthair cat has a chubby body, stubby and well-developed limbs, short and dense hair, a big head, and a round face. They are gentle and calm, friendly to people, and easy to keep. The large, round eyes vary in color depending on the coat. With an average lifespan of 15-20 years and an average weight of 4 to 8 kilograms, the British Shorthair not only has representative genetic characteristics, but also has rich variability, such as back coat color, eye color, etc. What's more, with an extensive breeding history, this cat has a healthier body and a more docile personality.
2. American Shorthair
The American Shorthair is a traditional breed of domestic cats that was bred by Americans by improving the European cats and the native cats of the American continent. It has been voted one of the best cat breeds in the United States, with an average lifespan of 15-20 years. The American Shorthair is known for its burly physique, thick bones, well-developed muscles, intelligent nature, and docile personality. It is a medium-to-large breed of shorthair cats. The coat is thick and dense, and there are more than 30 kinds of coat colors, among which the silver-striped variety is particularly valuable.
3. Exotic Shorthair
The Exotic Shorthair was born from the crossbreeding of the American Shorthair and the Persian cat, a breed that has become very common in the United States. In addition to having thick fur, the Exotic Shorthair also retains the unique cute expression and round body shape of the Persian cat. The character is also quiet and friendly like a Persian cat, which can comfort the owner's heart. The body is medium to large with short legs, the head is wide and round, the nose has a prominent depression, the fur has a soft luster, and the temperament is independent and does not like to make noise.
The Ragdoll originated in the United States and is a hybrid pet cat. It is one of the largest and heaviest cats in existence. Spayed male ragdoll cats can grow to nearly 10 kilograms, and female cats can reach 8 kilograms. The head is wedge-shaped, the eyes are large and round, the coat is rich, the limbs are long and fleshy, the tail is long, the body is soft, and the coat color is point color, glove color or bicolor, etc. Ragdolls are docile, quiet, and friendly to people. It is beautiful and elegant and very similar to the character of the dog and is also called "fairy cat", "puppy cat". The special appearance and gentle personality are one of the biggest characteristics of Ragdoll cats.
Chinchilla cat ancestors are Angora and Persian cats. Chinchilla is the earliest pure artificial breeding, a special cat breed that has been carefully bred for many years. The characteristic is that the color of the hair tip is not as clear as that of the silver gradient cat, and it is a lighter cat. The coat is thick and long, silky, and has a docile personality. They are aristocrats among cats. Their temperament is gentle and elegant, smart and agile, empathetic, seldom active, quiet, shrill and soft, loving coquettishness, graceful demeanor, and a natural pampered state, giving people a gorgeous and noble feeling.