If you are in the market for a purebred feline, chances are you want one of the best kind. What better than a friendly, adoring, adventurous lap cat? Though cat personalities vary as much as human ones, certain breeds are more likely to produce more friendly felines. Here are 10 breeds you are sure to love, that will actually show their love back!

The Abyssinian

Abyssinian​ cat
Cost : $400 to $600 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Intelligence

  • Loyalty

  • Loves water

  • Beautiful coat

  • Doesn’t shed a lot

Negative Traits

  • Very adventurous

  • Can be “too wild” for some

  • Hard to breed

  • Does not like holding

  • Requires extra supervision

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The Exotic

Exotic cat
Cost : $600 to $800 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Lapcat

  • Very loving

  • Plush hair

  • Unique look

  • Very passive/calm

Negative Traits

  • Prone to sinus issues

  • Need weekly grooming

  • They shed… A LOT

  • Not as active as other breeds

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The Birman

Cost : $600 to $800 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Stunning coat

  • Loving

  • Gentle

  • Minimal grooming for long hair

Negative Traits

  • Minor sinus issues

  • Can be picky eaters

  • Hard to breed

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The Burmese

Burmese cat
Cost : $800 to $1000 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Longevity

  • Strong

  • Loyal

  • Silky coat

  • Love families

Negative Traits

  • Very talkative

  • Can be overly clingy

  • Prone to gingivitis.

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The Maine Coon

The Maine Coon
Cost : $400 to $700 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Loving nature

  • Beautiful coats

  • Passive and quiet

  • Hardy

Negative Traits

  • Very large breed (up to 25 lbs)

  • Finicky about fur/being touched

  • Need a lot of grooming

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The Manx

manx cat
Cost : $600 to $1000 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Very active

  • Smaller breed

  • Dog-like personality

  • Affectionate

Negative Traits

  • Hard to breed

  • Prone to spinal issues

  • Heavy grooming

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The Persian

The Persian cat
Cost : $500 to $800

Positive Traits

  • Royalty bloodlines

  • Lap cats

  • Very relaxed and passive

  • Unique face

  • Beautiful fur

Negative Traits

  • Lazy

  • Low activity

  • Not very intelligent (must remain indoors)

  • Prone to kidney issues

  • Need daily brushing

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The Ragdoll

The Ragdoll
Cost : $400 to $600 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Calm and relaxed

  • Great for kids

  • Enjoy being held

  • Stunning eyes

  • Easy to care for coat

Negative Traits

  • Can get very large

  • Can be overly lazy/unresponsive

  • Prone to weight problems

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The Somali

The Somali
Cost : $400 to $600 per kitten

Positive Traits

  • Fox like appearance

  • Very active

  • Very intelligent

  • Playful and easy-going

Negative Traits

  • Prone to messy fur

  • Weekly brushing

  • Can be aggressive players

  • Not for kids or the elderly

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The Chantilly

The Chantilly
Cost : $300 to $600

Positive Traits

  • Stunning bone structure and fur

  • Loves attention

  • Playful

  • Low maintenance grooming

Negative Traits

  • Prone to hair pulling

  • Need constant attention

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What is your favorite friendly cat breed? Let us know in the comments!

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Chantilly is the kitty for me. 🙂