Maine Coon: Large, gentle, and popular cat breed with diverse coat colors. Great with family, kids, and dogs. Loyal, affectionate, intelligent, and skilled mousers.
Striking black & white Cornish Rex with curly fur, large ears, and slim body. Like a cat-greyhound, energetic & sociable. Intelligent, learns tricks, excels as therapy support.
Dog-like Manx: Playful, companionable, even-tempered, and energetic. Tailless breed, diverse coat colors, smart, trainable. Skilled mousers, longhaired and shorthaired varieties.
Munchkin cats have short legs due to a genetic mutation. Affectionate, fun-loving, outgoing, but debate on ethics due to health concerns like curved spine and arthritis.
Oriental Shorthair: Not Siamese, green eyes, diverse colors. Inquisitive, chatty, even-tempered. Short coat, sensitive to cold, prefers cozy homes. Longer-haired variety exists as a separate breed.
Persian cats: Popular in pure white but come in various colors like black & white. Long, thick coats, vivid eyes, smushed faces. Laid-back, low-energy, snuggly, but not highly trainable.
Scottish Fold: Famed for folded ears, laid-back, friendly. Coexist well with pets & kids. Ear mutation can lead to joint disease. Regular grooming needed to avoid matting & hairballs.
Siberian cats: Dense triple coat for subarctic survival. Growing in popularity in the U.S. Affectionate, playful, active, and intelligent. Shed a lot but don't mat.
Turkish Angora: Elegant, long-haired, now various colors like black & white. Social cats needing company & enrichment. Active, affectionate, and mischievous if bored.
Domestic mixed-breed cats (moggies): No pedigree, found in shelters. Beautiful, intelligent, affectionate, with good temperaments, and minimal health issues. Various coat colors, incl. black & white.