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If you have decided you are ready to take on a cat, the next step is to decide which breed is right for you. Every breed has its own particular characteristics and traits and therefore is suited to different types of people and lifestyles. Certain types of cat breeds will appeal more than others but don't allow yourself to be swayed into acquiring a particular breed simply because of its looks or image as it could end up being the wrong type of cat for your lifestyle. If you would like to read some more about a specific breed before you choose, have a look in our shop for the range of breed books.
Once you have made your decision, if you cannot find what you are looking for at your local rescue centre why not approach a Cat Breed Rescue? Virtually every breed is represented and there are rescues all over the UK - visit Catchat for details of the nearest Cat Breed Rescue for the breed you are interested in.
The Abyssinian is very elegant, regal-looking cats with strong, lithe bodies and long, slender legs. This guide will help you understand the Abyssinian breed.
The Bengal is a medium to a relatively large shorthaired exotic cat. Here you will find all information on bengals to help you understand the bengal breedd.
The Birman is bright, active and playful and has a soft spoken voice which makes them an ideal family pet.
The British Shorthair is easy going, has a stable character and described as a “gentle giant”
The Exotic Shorthair has gentle affectionate natureand are an ideal breed that produces a quiet, sweet, peaceful and loyal companion.
The Maine Coon is North America's only native long-haired breed Coons. They have a sweet nature and are very playful and friendly.
The Orientals are medium in size, full of energy and extremely people oriented
The Persian have a quiet, gentle and laid-back personality. They are affectionate and loving cats
The Ragdoll is a large, powerful, imposing cat but affectinate and playful. They make ideal pets for children
The Russian is an exquisite-looking cat with a plush double coat shimmering with silver highlights, a sleek appearance and mischievous emerald green eyes.
The Siamese is a small to medium-sized, slender, muscular and elegant cat with a long body and tail. It has an outgoing personality, is very people orientated and has a strong need to be part of the family.
The Turkish Van is a large muscular yet elegant cat with a white body and a distinctively coloured head and tail. Turkish Vans are extremely intelligent and friendly and they make excellent companions.