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Common Domestic Cat Breeds

The most common domestic breeds of cat in the UK is are a good old moggy (non-pedigree) but if you’re thinking of getting a pedigree cat, there are many different kinds to choose from. It’s important that you look after your cat, whichever breed you choose, so that it can have a long and healthy life. You should pay particular attention to the type of food you give your cat as you need to choose a natural, nutrient-rich food that will keep them in tip-top condition.

To help you pick the right cat for your family, take a look at the top 5 common domestic breeds and their character traits:

British Shorthair

british shorthair cat

Fiercely loyal, British Shorthair cats make great companions. They are muscular and stocky with thick fur that needs grooming daily, especially in the winter when it grows longer and thicker. They are laid-back and easy going. You must make sure you don’t overfeed them.

Bengal

Bengal cat

The Bengal loving and curious cat. The breed is a cross of an Asian Leopard Cat and a Siamese, giving it the look of a wild cat. They have short, sleek hair with randomly placed spots. They like to be active and aren’t keen on being cooped up inside.

Siamese

siamese cat

Dedicated to their owners, they can be demanding at times. Siamese cats have triangular faces and large ears. Their fur is soft and easy to care for as it doesn’t require much brushing. They tend to meow a lot and enjoy perching on shelves and furniture so they can view the world from up high. They enjoy curling up on laps and sleeping on beds too.

Persian

persian cat

A calm cat most of the time, but can enjoy a mad five minutes every now and again. Persian cats have round faces with a flat nose. They have thick fur that needs extensive grooming every day. They’re content lap cats but you have to watch they don’t overeat.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll cat

The Ragdoll is pretty cat that is easy to care for. Despite the affectionate name for them being“gentle giants”, their fur actually makes them appear bigger than they are. They enjoy spending time with their owners and are very affectionate. They are generally good with children and other pets

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