How To: Pick the right cat breed for you

Pick the right cat breed for you

How to Pick the right cat breed for you

Wondering what cat is best for you? If you've decided to adopt a cat, learn what different breeds can offer so that you can give your new feline a forever home.

You Will Need:
• A guide to cat breeds
• Honest answers to hard questions
• Patience


Step 1: Decide between purebred or domestic cats
Decide between purebred or domestic cats. Find a guide to cat breeds at the library or on the internet. Fewer than 5% of cats are purebreds, so expect to pay hundreds of dollars for a quality purebred cat.


Step 2: Decide between long-haired or short-haired cats
Decide between long-haired or short-haired cats. Do you love long, silky fur and have time every day to brush your cat's coat? Consider a long-haired Persian or Himalayan. No time for brushing or cleaning shed fur? Try a short-haired breed.


Step 3: Decide between vocal or quiet cats
Do you want your cat to meow and "talk" to you? Try a Siamese or Burmese. Want a quiet cat? Try a Scottish Fold or American Curl.


Step 4: Decide between active or relaxed cats
Decide between active or relaxed cats. Do you have lots of time to spend with a playful, frisky cat? Try an Abyssinian. Are you away from home a lot and want a mellow or relaxed cat? Try a Russian Blue or Ragdoll. Want a cat good with kids? Try a Maine Coon.


Step 5: Decide between a kitten and an adult cat
Decide between a kitten and an adult cat. Kittens are very active and require lots of attention and training. If you don't have a lot of spare time, try a full-grown cat instead. It will bond with you just as well and you will have a better idea of its personality.


Step 6: Find out more
Look at all your requirements, make a list of which breeds fit best, then find out more. If you're going with a purebred, check with a breeder regarding price and availability.


Step 7: Take your time deciding
Take time making your decision. Finding a cat with the purr-sonality that's right for you will ensure a

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