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Best Breed of House Cat

Curious about which breeds excel as house cats? Our Palmyra veterinarians eliminate the guesswork in finding the perfect feline companion by showcasing 6 breeds that we believe are excellent indoor companions.

How do you choose the Best Breed for a House Cat?

The personality, physical attributes, and other characteristics you seek in your feline companion determine the answer to this question. Cats, like their humans, exhibit uniqueness; some actively seek attention and playfulness, while others prefer a calm, snoozing lifestyle. Here, we present some breeds well-suited for indoor living.


Ragdoll cats make an excellent choice for apartment dwellers seeking a feline companion. These cats are large, long-bodied, and possess striking beauty, characterized by their long, silky coats that also tend to shed.

Regarding personality, Ragdolls are affectionate, sweet, and readily embrace cuddling. Upon returning home, they frequently welcome their owners and demonstrate a knack for easily learning tricks when provided with positive reinforcement.

British Shorthair

This robust, medium-to-large-sized breed boasts a round and thick build. Initially, It was bred to prevent rodents from invading their masters' barns and houses. British Shorthairs entertain themselves well and make an excellent choice for single individuals as long as they receive sufficient exercise and interaction from their owners.

It's crucial to note the necessity of daily brushing for your British Shorthair. They tend to develop dense winter coats that shed with seasonal changes.

Scottish Fold

Named for their distinctive folded ears, Scottish Folds actively hunt mice and display playfulness, expressiveness, and sensitivity. Their striking orange-yellow colored eyes catch your attention right away.

They desire attention, companionship (even from another cat), and time with people. Therefore, they may not be ideal if you spend extended periods away from home. Additionally, they are exceptionally friendly with kids.


With their acrobatic prowess and golden eyes, these outgoing athletes will showcase their athletic skills, offer hours of cuddling, and engage in conversations with equal enthusiasm. They require only weekly brushing and shedding less than other breeds, making grooming a breeze.

Devon Rex

This breed, known as the pixie of the cat world, embodies loyalty, relaxation, and a love for fun. With mischievous personalities, they boast large eyes, high-set cheekbones, slender bodies, and long legs. They naturally become best friends and playmates if you have young ones at home.

Being kittens at heart, they exhibit intelligence and activity, requiring stimulation through activities like playing with puzzle toys that dispense treats as a reward or learning tricks.


Also known as "Himmies," these calm and gentle cats have large, deep blue eyes and long, full, dense coats. Himalayans often exhibit kitten-like bursts of energy, ranging from sleeping in a sliver of sunlight to running through the living room in pursuit of their next adventure. They make great companions, but owners must be attentive to their nutrition and ensure they receive enough exercise and interaction.

The Moggy

"Moggy" is a general term for a mixed-breed cat, embodying diverse personalities influenced by their roots. Typically, these cats exude health, contentment, and happiness. Numerous shelters across the US abound with fantastic cats eagerly anticipating affectionate pet parents to shower them with love. Your ideal house cat might be waiting for you at a local animal shelter or rescue.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

At Palmyra Animal Clinic, we provide advanced care for pets with complex medical needs. Contact our Palmyra Specialist Vets right away if your pet could benefit from our specialist services.

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