Which cat breeds are the most dangerous: suitable only for the brave

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Bengal cat, Pixiebob, and Egyptian Mau have a tendency to become overly engrossed in their games

Domestic cats are generally not aggressive creatures. Often, we mistake excessive playfulness and active manifestations of the animal's hunting instincts as aggression, such as the furry animal suddenly attacking your legs, scratching, or biting. This behavior is normal for a cat. However, it's still worth knowing which breeds are prone to such behaviors if you're planning to get a feline companion.

Pet Keen has compiled a list of breeds that are most inclined to show their predatory nature, potentially competing with you for territory or playing recklessly.

Siamese Cat

Siamese cats are known to be among the most aggressive and territorial breeds. If you have other pets, it's crucial to realize that Siamese cats are very jealous and take a long time to get used to them. They can be demanding, and if they feel they're not getting enough attention, they may demand it forcefully.


Sphynxes are extremely active cats that require a lot of playtime. Combined with their high intelligence, they may engage in predatory games with you out of boredom. Keeping a Sphynx sufficiently entertained or accepting its temperament is essential.

Bombay Cat

These fearless and athletic creatures have inherited traits from their wild ancestors, displaying great strength during play. Fortunately, they are not large, but their powerful paw strikes could cause significant injuries. Like the Siamese cat and the Sphynx, the Bombay cat requires a lot of attention, and a lack of it can lead to aggressive behavior.

Bengal Cat

Bred by crossing with a wild Bengal cat, this breed inherits a wild temperament. Even fourth-generation Bengals may exhibit behavioral problems, such as marking territory or extreme aggression during play. Bengals need more exercise and attention than the average cat.

Scottish Fold

Known for friendliness, the Scottish Fold is a great choice for families. However, if not given enough attention, they can become bold and display aggressive or careless play behavior.


This sociable and confident breed tends to vocalize, growling and chirping with humans, which may be mistaken for aggression. Due to their genetic relationship with lynxes, Pixie-Bobs are large and strong, throwing their weight during fights.

Egyptian Mau

Graceful and balanced, Egyptian Mau cats are intelligent and trainable. However, their high intelligence may lead to aggressive play behavior when bored.

American Wirehair Cat

A compromise between gentleness and activity, the American Wirehair cat can entertain itself but may become destructive and aggressive when left alone for too long.


A rare breed seeking constant human attention, the Korat may resort to forceful methods of seeking interaction, displaying wild predator-like behavior.

Singaporean Cat

A miniature breed with a penchant for playing like a real wild animal. Singapuras love exploring and climbing, and they may use vocalizations when bored, maintaining hyperactive playfulness into adulthood.


A muscular breed with developed hindquarters, Cymrics are excellent jumpers. Their natural strength, combined with activity and curiosity, may make them challenging for some owners to keep.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you about the cat breeds that get along best with dogs.

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