The exotic Abyssinian impresses not only with its stunning appearance but also its charming personality. It’s an energetic cat that lives to the fullest and is always ready for mischief.
The American Bobtail has a typical wild cat appearance – a powerful body, tufted ears, and a short tail. However, there’s nothing wild in this adorable domestic cat.
As such, Bengals are a high-energy breed with superb climbing abilities and a penchant for mischief. They’re not your usual house cat and will keep you on your toes all the time.
Some people consider black cats bad luck, but they’ve never met such an extraordinary black cat breed as the Bombay. While Bombay is named after India’s most famous city, its roots are in America. The American breeders created it by mixing a Burmese and a black American Shorthair.
In general, the Burmese is very close to its Siamese cousin – it’s energetic, vocal, and clingy. It’s going to explore every nook and cranny in your home and get in tons of trouble.
But it’s the dog-like personality you fall in love with – this short haired cat is loyal, friendly, and social. They often do goofy things to bask in the spotlight.
Like their ancestors, the Egyptian Mau is an excellent hunter and will enjoy tossing and chasing toys around the house. This spotted cat is also vocal, affectionate, and devoted to the family.
The Oriental is another Siamesed-based breed, which explains their chattiness, clinginess, and intelligence. These short haired cats don’t like to be alone and are so crafty they can learn to open doors and cabinets.
This domestic short haired cat breed has a short, dense coat, perfect for protecting the body from the elements. As such, these cats shed a lot more than you’d expect.
The Savannah is a high-energy cat, which won’t be happy to doze in your lap all day long. Instead, it’s going to run around the house, playing with toys, climbing, or exploring.
In general, the Scottish Fold is relatively calm, sweet, and docile. This cat loves to pose in funny positions, stand on its hind legs like a meerkat, and sleep with paws in the air.
A few short haired cat breeds are more popular than the aristocratic Siamese with its pointed-colored coat and piercing eyes. People often describe it as a jealous cat, but that’s because the Siamese tends to bond to a single person and prefer to be the center of attention.