Cat Breed Selector

Find the cat breed that fits your lifestyle

If you suffer from dander allergies but still want to make a feline part of your family, opt for cats that don't shed. Although no cat is a total non-shedder, there are some breeds that shed significantly less than others. Non-shedding cats typically are hypoallergenic, meaning their coats produce little to no dander.Cats that don't shed can either be hairless or have a short coat.

Although their long, luxurious coats are stunning, cats that shed can be a problem among those with allergies. The dander that is produced in cat hair and floats through the air when cats shed can cause some people to have allergic reactions. To combat this, cat grooming is a necessity for those felines that shed heavily. They should be brushed daily to reduce the amount of shedding and hairballs.

Suitable for people with dander allergies, hairless cat breeds, such as the Peterbald and Sphynx, may be bald or have peach-like fuzz. Their bodies are very warm to compensate for the lack of a coat. Hairless cats can be more affectionate than other breeds, as they like to be close to their human companions to stay warm. 

Quiet cats show their affectionate in ways other than meowing. Though silent cats will purr when delighted, they will most likely prefer to cuddle or play with their human companions. 
Popular picks of cats that don't meow, or are rarely vocal, include the Abyssinian, American Shorthair and Cornish Rex. 

Suitable for people with dander allergies, hairless cat breeds, such as the Peterbald and Sphynx, may be bald or have peach-like fuzz. Their bodies are very warm to compensate for the lack of a coat. Hairless cats can be more affectionate than other breeds, as they like to be close to their human companions to stay warm. 

Although their long, luxurious coats are stunning, cats that shed can be a problem among those with allergies. The dander that is produced in cat hair and floats through the air when cats shed can cause some people to have allergic reactions. To combat this, cat grooming is a necessity for those felines that shed heavily. They should be brushed daily to reduce the amount of shedding and hairballs.

High-energy cats are busy bodies always on the go. Playful and entertaining, they are a good fit for families with active children. These hyper cats still need plenty of attention and toys to help keep them occupied indoors. 
Notable high-energy cat breeds include the Abyssinian, Burmese, Ocicat, and Toyger. 

Find the best hypoallergenic cat breeds that fit your allergen free household including the Balinese-Javanese, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Siberian and Sphynx

Large house cats are the heaviest cat breeds, with males generally weighing a minimum of 12 pounds. Some large domestic cats, such as the Bengal and Savannah, resemble jungle cats having descended from the African Serval and the Asian Leopard Cat, respectively.

Low energy cats are suitable as indoor-only pets due to their calm demeanor. These affectionate cats prefer to be with their human companions during nap time rather than playtime. 
Some of the most calm cat breeds include the British Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Persian, Ragamuffin, and Ragdoll. 

Medium energy cats present the best of both worlds. They are neither too playful nor too calm. They also are independent and affectionate. 
Different cat breeds with a medium-energy level include the American Shorthair, Maine Coon, Manx, and Siberian. 

The majority of domestic pedigreed cats are medium size cats. Ideal living companions, medium-sized cats typically weigh between 10 and 15 pounds.
Some of the most popular medium cat breeds are the Abyssinian, Burmese and Devon Rex.  

Family cats with easygoing, loyal temperaments are good companions for children. You'll also likely want to choose a breed that is sociable, adaptable to a variety of situations, and somewhat playful.Regardless which breed you select, it's important to gradually introduce your new furry feline to your family.

If your household already includes dogs or cats, you'll want to select a cat breed that is non-territorial and gets along well with others. Shy, skittish or aggressive breeds are not a good fit for a multiple-cat household. Choose a breed with an even temperament. You'll also likely want a cat that is easygoing and friendly.

Whether you're choosing a cat based on looks, size or temperament, there is a breed for everyone.

Opt for a vocal cat if you're looking for a companion that will greet you and ask you about your day upon arriving home. For a loud cat, vocalization comes in the form of chirping and twilling in addition to the expected meowing and purring. 

Breeds such as the Balinese-Javanese, Japanese Bobtail, Oriental, and Siamese are suitable choices if you are seeking a talkative cat.