12 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds
Not all cats want their space. These cuddly felines are totally into you—and aren’t afraid to show their love.
Keiger says the European Burmese has the same big, loving personality as its American cousin—just in a slightly different package. Appearance-wise, the body of the European Burmese is slightly longer with soft curves, as opposed to the American breed, which is more well rounded. Plus, the introduction of the red gene gives the European Burmese a wider variety of colors than its cousin. Both types of Burmese, however, are lovers and snugglers who want nothing more than to be your adoring companions. When your normally cuddly kitty doesn’t feel like cuddling, it could be a sign your cat isn’t feeling well.
What you lack in social skills, the Tonkinese has in spades. “This cousin of the Burmese has an incredibly outgoing personality, with as much love for their family as visitors,” say Keiger. “They’ll bring the party to the house and serve the snacks. Later on, they’ll curl up with you and tell you all about the day.” Just don’t leave them alone too long or they could get into mischief. They despise being ignored, according to the CFA, and prefer the company of other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Spending time with your fur baby isn’t just fun—it’s also good for you. Check out these 10 incredible benefits of owning a pet.
You’ll never hear, “She’s just not that into you,” from someone who has a Ragdoll cat. Female—and male—Ragdolls tend to be more interested in their humans than some other breeds of cats. The mutual fondness goes both ways. It’s easy to get lost in their intoxicating blue eyes and glorious fluffy coat. Underneath that fluffy coat is a hefty cat: Males weigh around 20 pounds. “They’re a large cat, so while they might not prefer to be on top of you, they certainly really want to be with their people,” says Keiger. Unfortunately, there might come a day when something just seems off about your feline. Here are 11 subtle signs your cat is depressed.