Friendliest Cat Breeds

Friendly cats are not limited to the following breeds, but the ones listed here are among the sure-fire softies.

1 - Persian

The Persian cat is sociable and loving
The highly sociable and friendly Persian cat

Persian cats are friendly, sociable and can be very loving. They enjoy snuggling up with their favourite human and many have a very laid back and relaxed nature. This is definitely a cat that looks forward to you getting back from work so you can pay them some attention.

A silver spotted Exotic Shorthair Cat sitting in the garden
A silver spotted Exotic Shorthair cat brightening up the garden

Docile lap-lovers that crave fuss and affection. Not the most active of breeds, but definitely one for the owner who wants to cuddle their cat!

A friendly Abyssinian cat who loves to interact with people
The friendly Abyssinian cat loves to interact with people

Eager to greet you when you return home, and friendly with strangers and other pet cats too. Will come and check up on you regularly throughout the day, with reassuring meows!

4 - Burmese

A friendly Burmese cat who loves to curl up on the sofa
Burmese cats are laid back pets

Super-affectionate, they love curling up on the sofa with their favorite human.

A particularly vocal and friendly Maine Coon who loves the attention
A great big softie - the Maine Coon loves lots of attention

Confident and affectionate, without demanding attention (like certain other breeds!) Likes to hold a conversation, with a repertoire of meows.

6 - Ragdoll

A young Ragdoll cat with an adorable cuddly nature
The Ragdoll cat goes all floppy with pleasure when you go in for a cuddle

Friendliest breed? Quite possibly. Laid back and cuddly, the perfect companion cat. Affection + lap = happy cat.

7 - Sphynx

A wonderful friendly Sphynx Cat who loves to play
The striking Sphynx cat is a playful companion

The Sphynx is super-friendly, and is probably the most reliant on humans of all breeds.

8 - Non-Pedigree Cats

A cross-breed cat can be incredibly friendly if you treat it well
Many cross-breed cats prove to be as friendly as could be, given a loving home and plenty of attention

You might think finding a friendly cross-breed cat was a lottery. But the fact is, most cats will turn our friendly and affectionate as long as you treat them right and show lots of affection yourself.

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Madel, 15 September 2019

My husband and I have two cats, Moguai a tiny black adorable Persian and Roo a beautiful baby of a big Bengal. Our Persian has such a large personality who is so friendly and loves to cuddle, he uses his paws to get attention by tapping us and grabbing our hands and feet. Roo is so attached to myself and has taken to Richard which is out of character, Roo has slept with me every night for 12 years like a teddy bear wrapped up in my arms, he loves his food and talks all the time. These two breeds are such a good pair and are so amazing that they have changed my hubby's once negative opinion about cats...especially our Persian who he dotes on.

Christopher, 19 August 2019

I have a ragoll/siamese mix who is the friendliest and sweetest lap cat you can imagine. I've never seen another cat who is so loving. If she did not shed so much, she'd be purrrfect.

Lillian, 10 January 2019

I have a calco cat.She is very loving to me.I heard they are not very friendly cats and are mean.She always laying on me and kissing my arm.They are wonderful cats...

Louis, 16 December 2018

We have two Tuxedo cats, that are very nice and energetic. The Siamese should be on here.

Realuprisingyt, 1 October 2018

I think the siamese and birman should be on here.

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