Norwegian Forest Cats, or "Wegies," have impressive ear tufts and a gentle nature. They enjoy high places and have a thick, weather-resistant coat.
American Curls: modern breed with curled ears, outgoing and playful. They adapt well to families, great with kids. Known as "Peter Pan" of cats.
Maine Coon: iconic large-eared cats native to America, popular since 19th century. Slow to mature, easygoing, playful, and great with pets. Not too vocal, but attention-grabbing.
Highlander breed: Jungle Curl + Desert Lynx. Bobbed tail, tufted curled ears. Friendly, smart, outgoing cats. Great for busy households, learn tricks, walk on leash.
Turkish Van: rare water-loving cat with white bodies, colorful splashes, and spots. Athletic, playful, loves climbing. Not cuddly, enjoys sitting nearby.
Pixie-Bobs: Wild appearance, affectionate nature. Maybe part bobcat, maybe not. Large, relaxed, playful. Ideal for families with kids and pets.
Siberian cats: Russian subarctic breed with dense coat, folklore origins. Imported to America in 1990, gaining popularity. Affectionate, outgoing, water-loving. No fish tanks!
Ragdoll cats: young breed, placid, floppy when held, long-haired Himalayan pointed coat, blue eyes, love humans, playful, great with kids, not very vocal.
LaPerms: Oregon 1982 discovery. Bald kitten developed curly coat due to genetic mutation. Playful, small cats. Love learning tricks and going for walks.
Birman: Sacred Cat from Burma. Himalayan pointed coat, white paws symbolize purity. Siamese-like coat, less vocal. Smart, curious, affectionate.