8 Friendly Cat Breeds Who Love Snuggles and Scratches

Why are Maine Coons cats called "gentle giant." Experts say this giant cat breed is a softy despite being nine to 18 pounds. Their high-pitched, soft meow is unexpected for such a large fur ball

The Burmese, a beautiful southeast Asian cat, is a superb lap cat. These sociable, compact, stocky cat types love snuggling and let their humans know when they seek attention.

Siamese cats are friendly, despite their wicked reputation in Lady and the Tramp. Expert and communicator Libby Brittain calls Siamese cats "inquisitive and intelligent."

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Who thinks black cats are unlucky? Despite being called "the miniature panther," these black beauties are more friends than predators. In fact, Washburn calls them "gorgeous creatures that are often great with kids."

Exotic Shorthairs are Persian-American Shorthair hybrids. Thus, they resemble Persians in appearance and behavior. Their short coats require less care than long-haired cat varieties

Most cat owners know why the Ragdoll cat acquired its name: when picked up, it goes limp like a rag doll. This white and gray cat breed is more than just a passive ball of fur

This tawny orange cat breed is perfect for a quirky, playful cat with a terrific personality. According to Dr. Barrack, the Abyssinian "loves activities, is super playful and loves people of ALL ages

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