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5 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

Independent, indifferent or proud, the cat does not have the reputation of being the most affectionate pet. And yet, everything depends on the breed you decide to adopt. Ragdoll, Maine coon, Sphynx, and many others are very attentive and will particularly appreciate the hugs of their masters.

If the reputation of the cat precedes it, the legend making our domestic felines indifferent and independent creatures is not entirely accurate. Indeed, all breeds are not equal when it comes to enjoying a caress or sharing a moment of affection with its owner.

The Ragdoll

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The Ragdoll is an ideal companion for your family. Appreciating the comfort, calm and security of a good home, the Ragdoll is a affectionate cat which likes the contact of its owners. Very attached to the humans of his daily life, it will imperatively be necessary to offer him occupations during your absences.

  • Lifespan: between 12 and 17 years.
  • Size: up to 40 cm
  • Weight: for males between 4 and 9 kg. For females between 3 and 8 kg.
  • Hair: mid-length.

The maine coon

The Maine coon has a sweet and affectionate character that will seduce you with its tenderness. Adobe_Stock

The Main coon is one of the most popular cat breeds in France. And for good reason ! This big cat has a sweet and affectionate character that will seduce you with its tenderness. He gets along very well with other animals. Be careful, if your Maine Coon is the only cat in the house, this means that you will have to make yourself available for your cat.

You should also know that the Maine Coon is a talkative cat that will meow to demand your attention and will accompany you all day long with its soft purrs.

  • Lifespan: between 14 to 19 years
  • Size: up to 1m
  • Weight: from 4 to 9kg
  • Hair: medium to long.

The Sphynx

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The Sphynx cat either you love it or you hate it. Indifference is not appropriate with this unusual cat. The Sphynx or naked cat has many qualities. Ideal in an apartment, affectionate, calm, the Sphynx is a faithful companion who loves the company of his masters.

If its aspect can make fear complicated care, it is nothing, if not the application of a moisturizer on the skin. A moment of conviviality that he will like to share with you.

  • Lifespan: on average, between 8 and 15 years.
  • Size: about 30cm
  • Weight: between 3 and 5 kg.
  • Hair: light down on the body.

The sacred of Burma

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Attention: love at first sight for the Burmese cat. This breed of cat born in France from the cross between the Siamese and the Persian in the 1920s, is perfect for families, especially with children. The Sacred Birman is an affectionate and cuddly cat who likes to approach people. He is docile, easy-going and not very talkative (unlike the Siamese!). Its size, its coat and its blue eyes make it an elegant cat with a lot of presence.

  • Lifespan: between 12 to 16 years
  • Size: 30 to 40 cm
  • Weight: between 3 and 6 kg
  • Hair: medium length

The Tonkinese

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Less known than other cat breeds, the Tonkinese is nevertheless a cat that deserves more attention. Indeed, he has everything of the ideal cat! Resulting from the crossing of the Burmese and the Siamese, it has the qualities of the two races… without their faults.

The Tonkinese is the ideal cat-dog if you are looking for a gentle, affectionate feline who will come to seek your company and your caresses. Be careful, the Tonkinese is an active cat who likes to play, so it will be advisable to offer him activities to carry out, especially during your absences.

  • Lifespan: between 15 to 20 years
  • Size: 25 to 30 cm
  • Weight: between 2 and 5 kg
  • Hair: 2 varieties, either short or semi-long hair.

Adopting an animal commits you, it is a decision that you will have to think carefully about. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or the shelter closest to you before starting. They will be able to give you their advice on the breed of cat that will suit you best.

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