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Compare Cat Breeds

Welcome to our cat breed comparison section!

Since you’re here, you probably already have got an idea of which cat breeds might be a good fit for you and you want to choose the breed that will fit your lifestyle best.

Owning a cat should lead to a happy and meaningful life together, but it's up to you to choose the perfect one for both your and your cat’s sake.

Comparing the cat breeds you shortlisted is probably the best way to do this, so let’s get busy.

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Cat Breed Comparison

Our goal is to let you easily compare cat breeds side by side.

So how do we compare cat breeds? Let’s go through the list of traits we’re using to compare two cat breeds and further explain each of them.

Compare Cat Breeds

Basic Information

In this section, we’ll compare breeds' sizes, weight, and length, as well as their origins and life expectancy.

Overall Health

Although a cat’s health depends on many factors, including its genetics, nutrition, amount of physical exercise, appropriate veterinary and health care, environmental and other factors, some cat breeds are simply prone to certain health issues.

For example, Abyssinians are susceptible to several genetic diseases, including pyruvate kinase deficiency, amyloidosis, progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, and patellar luxation.

Relationship With Family

There are cat breeds that are usually independent and don’t care a lot for its family.

At the same time, some breeds make a strong connection with one person from their family, while some breeds are in love with the whole family.

Of course, a cat’s breed isn’t the only factor that affects its relationship with the family. Cats raised inside a home will usually create bonds with their family more easily.

Behavior With Kids

First, a word of caution. Cat’s personality is equally (if not more) important as its breed when it comes to its patience with children.

However, some cat breeds are naturally more relaxed with kids’ hugs, playing, running and noise, so if you’ve got a kid, choosing a calm breed might have a lot of sense.

Grooming Needs and Amount of Shedding

This section is important for all future cat owners that will share a home with cats, especially for people prone to allergies.

Some breeds require daily brushing, while others are easier to groom and maintain.

Also, some breeds will shed a lot no matter how regularly you brush them, so if you can’t stand cat hairs on furniture, you should avoid high-shedding breeds.

Playfulness Potential

Not all cats share the same energy level and potential for playfulness.

But we’ve got you covered, with 82 cat breeds compared, you’ll be able to easily find if the breed you’re interested in is on the more energetic or sedate side.


Although cats are among the most intelligent animals on the globe, some cat breeds are smarter than others, much like any other animal species.

We’ve made it easy to you to compare their intelligence directly.

Generally speaking, the more intelligent the breed is, it will be more independent and self-sufficient.

Friendliness Toward Other Pets

Being friendly to people and being friendly to other domestic animals are two entirely distinct things.

Some breeds are more likely than others to get along with other pets in the house well.

Potential For Mouthiness

While some people like meowing, yowling, and chattering, others can’t stand it.

That’s why this is a part of our cat comparison, so you can choose the breed that won’t make you crazy.

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