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11 Cat Breeds That Love, Act, Enjoy And Behave Like Dogs

Cat Breeds That Act Like Dogs
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Some people die for dogs. Others love cats. Many think cats as independent and aloof. Experts believe our pet choices say a great deal about our personality.

Canine lovers prefer dog’s charming playfulness to feline’s silent love.

People and pets do not always live up to expectations. Take our word, there are plenty of cat breeds that will love your cute belly rubs just like dogs enjoy.

Take a look at these 11 magnificent cat breeds that’ll love you like dogs.



Bombay Cat

  • Origin – North America
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 60cm
  • Weight – 3 to 6 kg
  • Coat – Short, Shiny
  • Color – Black
  • Lifespan – 15 to 20 years
  • Temperament – Outgoing, Gentle, Playful, Intelligent, Affectionate




CFA says, “ It’s been believed that if you prefer a monkey, a cat, and a dog all blended into one animal, you need a Bombay cat.”

They will love to receive and give kisses, train them, and also play fetch. It is a special canine-like feline waiting for you.


  • Origin – France, Myanmar
  • Weight – Greater than 12 lbs
  • Coat – Silky, Lengthy
  • Colors – Red, Blue, Cream, Fawn, Cinnamon
  • Temperament – Affectionate, Friendly, Playful, Intelligent, Adaptable

Birman cat loves to be around people and is adaptable to any kind of home. It likes chasing games and is friendly with kids and their counterparts. Birman won’t care about other pets at your home.




Many dogs cooperate when you are in need of space, but will be overjoyed when you are getting ready for a stroll.

Quite playful and composed, Birman cats keep to themselves. These cats are the ideal family pet if you prefer a pet that stays true to its identity.


  • Origin – France, Syria
  • Weight – 7 to 16 pounds
  • Life Span – 11 to 15 years
  • Coat – Short, Thick, Water-repellant
  • Colors – Blue-gray with the silver-colored tip
  • Temperament – Intelligent, Friendly, Affectionate, Playful, Likes fetching, traveling




Researchers confirm that all cats know when you call their name. Most felines love to ignore people when called.

Chartreux is a special cat. They will listen to your call. These cats love games and if trained could play fetch.


  • Origin – Toronto, Canada
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 8 to 10 inches
  • Weight – Females (6 to 8 lbs), Males (8 to 11 lbs)
  • Coat – Silky, Lengthy
  • Colors – Red, Blue, Cream, Fawn, Cinnamon
  • Life Span – Up to 20 years
  • Temperament – Affectionate, Intelligent, People-oriented

Sphynx cats usually crave for human attention and their behavior resemble dogs. You can expect this hairless cat to greet you at the door, jump over your shoulders and entertain you.




A hairless feline, the sphynx will gel into your family. They love human company but love dogs and other pets too. These cats are friendly with kids and other animals. They make adorable and warm cuddle buddies.

As you all know, not all dogs love the companionship of other dogs. Hairless cats are timid, affectionate, and cute.


  • Origin – California, United States of America
  • Weight – 8 to 15 pounds (females), 12 to 20 pounds (males)
  • Coat – Soft, Silky, Semi-long
  • Colors – Red, Cream, Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac
  • Life Span – 12 to 17 years
  • Temperament – Affectionate, Sweet, Docile, Playful, Friendly, Intelligent




The “lap cat” of the world. Meet the priceless Ragdoll.

These cats love care and affection. Your lap will remain their favorite hangout. This cat adores cuddling, and they enjoy when you hold them close to your heart.


  • Origin – Great Britain
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 60 cm
  • Weight – 8 to 12 pounds
  • Coat – Short, Medium, Smooth, Silky
  • Colors – Red, Blue, Ruddy, Fawn, Cinnamon
  • Life Span – 9 to 13 years
  • Temperament – Active, People-oriented, Affectionate, Playful




If you want to spend quality play time with your feline, the Abyssinian cat is made for you.

Experts claim the Abyssinian cats can handle leash training. These cats will ideally follow you wherever you go.

These charismatic cat pals are excellent cat-dog.


  • Origin – Myanmar, Thailand
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 14 to 18 inches (females), 16 to 19 inches (males)
  • Weight – 8 to 12 pounds (females), >12 pounds (males)
  • Coat – Short, Smooth
  • Colors –Blue, Fawn, Red, Cream, Sable, Champagne, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Tortoiseshell, Platinum, Lilac
  • Life Span – 9 to 13 years
  • Temperament – Sweet, Charming, Social, Intelligent, Affectionate




The Burmese cats will always stay near your feet. CFA states that these people are charming and confident little executives.

These animals may or may not take part in a fetch game. They crave for human companionship and love.

The Burmese cat, originating in Thailand, has its origin in a place near the Burma-Thai border.

It was later developed in Britain and the United States.

American Curl

  • Origin – United States of America
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 14 to 18 inches (females), 16 to 19 inches (males)
  • Weight – 8 to 12 pounds (males), <8 pounds (females)
  • Coat – Short, Medium, Straight, Smooth, Silky
  • Colors – Blue, Red, Black, Brown, White, Cream, Sable, Champagne, Chocolate, Silver, Golden, Buttercream, Lilac, Tortoiseshell
  • Life Span – 12 to 16 years
  • Temperament – Joyous, Loving, Social, Intelligent, Affectionate, Friendly, Playful




They are known for their unique ears. Be prepared and expect many nose smooches and kisses from your best curl.

Experts mention their “ kind nature” is infectious.

Turkish Angora

  • Origin – Turkey
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 60 cm
  • Weight – 8 to 12 pounds (females), >12 pounds (males)
  • Coat – Long, Medium, Silky 
  • Colors – Blue, Black, Red, Cream, White, Silver, Bluecream, Tortoiseshell, Dilute Calico
  • Life Span – 9 to 14 years
  • Temperament – Alert, Active, Sweet, Athletic, Intelligent, Protective, Energetic, Affectionate, Playful, Adaptable, Friendly




All cats are adorable, but these cats are playful, loving, and adaptable.

These cats are known to be cool with small children. Expect a sweet relationship between cat and baby.


  • Origin – Turkey
  • Size – Medium
  • Height – 8 to 10 inches
  • Weight – 8 to 12 pounds
  • Coat – Short, Straight, Long, Medium, Silky           
  • Colors –Red, Blue, Black, Cream, White, Silver, Bluecream, Brown, Tortoiseshell
  • Life Span – 9 to 13 years
  • Temperament – Loving, Loyal, Playful, Gentle, Adaptable, Likes Fetching, Smart, Intelligent, Friendly, Affectionate, Energetic




Most felines might overlook demands, the Manx can learn how to say “no.” A loving, friendly cat these cat breed is ideal for kisses and cuddle sessions.

Maine Coon

  • Origin – Maine, New England
  • Size – Medium to large
  • Lifespan – 11 to 13 years
  • Height – 10 to 16 inches (males), 8 to 14 inches (females)
  • Weight – 11 pounds (males), 5 to 6.6 pounds (females)
  • Coat Appearance – Silky, Shaggy, Heavy
  • Coat Colors – Red, Blue, Black, Cream, and White
  • Temperament – Social, Cute, Adorable, Pleasing, Affectionate, Kind




Maine Coons weigh between 10 and 14 lbs (females) and 12 and 18 lbs (males). The fluffy cuteness of this breed nobody would ever want.

Like canines, they need regular grooming to stop mats. Be ready to expect and handle cat hair.


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