Which cats are the most affectionate to their owners: the friendliest breeds

Yulia LoseynkoLife
Ragdoll, Burmese and Sphynx will gladly give tenderness to their human

You don't like cats? You just don't know how to be friends with them. That's what those who really know how to make friends with a beautiful furry creature without encroaching on its independence say. However, some cat breeds are still somewhat more prone to human contact.

The Daily Paws named the top 9 such breeds. It also explains where cats' affection for people comes from and how to develop it.

What makes a cat affectionate?

An animal's behavior begins to form at the age of 3 to 7 weeks. It is at this point that you can already tell which kitten will grow up to be tame and affectionate, and which will grow up to be independent and unsociable. If a kitten does not meet people at an early stage, it will most likely not grow up to be very sociable. A negative childhood experience of interaction with bipeds will form an animal's distrust, which will persist in one form or another, even if it gets a loving and patient owner.

In general, several factors can affect a furry's affection.

The owner's gender

Studies show that cats prefer contact with women. This is because they like high and soft voices better. But the sex of the animal does not matter; giant cats can be extremely gentle, and small fluffy cats can be inhuman and even aggressive.


An unneutered animal will from time to time look for love somewhere else - not in the arms of its human. A sterilized animal will not suffer from an unrealized sexual instinct, will have fewer health risks, will live longer and will give all its love to people.


Cats can react to their own pregnancy and the birth of kittens in very different ways. Some will persistently seek help and protection from their human, while others will protect the litter with redoubled enthusiasm. Either way, if you're planning on having kittens, be aware that your cat's level of affection can change quite dramatically.


If your cat is suddenly being very nice to you, take a look at her food bowl. You may have forgotten to feed it. Cats are innate manipulators and quickly learn that friendly behavior can get you more food. For example, ask for some from each family member.


Just like humans, cats begin to suffer from chronic diseases, such as arthritis, as they age. For such an animal, your touch can be painful. Therefore, Purr may seem more aloof, although in fact, it loves you just as much, it just has to limit physical contact now.

What breeds are the most affectionate

Here is the list of breeds most likely to show tenderness to people. They are the most likely to make contact and not show excessive aggression.


This blue-eyed creature is known for its ability to relax in the arms of humans. Ragdolls love physical contact and try to always be somewhere near their human. They are friendly to all family members, calm, and balanced.

Maine Coon

This giant lynx-like cat is actually a little kitten at heart who needs love and attention. Maine Coons often choose the one person they love the most, but they do not deprive the rest of the household of attention.

Siamese Cat

Siamese cats like to be close to people. Therefore, the owner of such an animal should be prepared for the fact that his or her personal space will become much smaller. These cats love to be the center of attention and are friendly even to other animals in the house.

Scottish Fold

This friendly and gentle creature, which looks like an owl due to its folded ears, will become your second shadow. Scottish Folds like to be close but do not impose themselves on people. Although they are also happy to make physical contact.

Birman Cat

Unlike most cats, Birman is delighted to interact with children. To be happy, these creatures need love and attention, even if they are somewhat obsessive and sometimes physically unpleasant, like children's pranks. Representatives of the breed can also be taught to play with toys like dogs.

Persian Cat

The aggression level of Persians is almost the lowest of all domestic cats. They are quiet, friendly and balanced, though very shy, so they are unlikely to come out to your guests. But family members will be happy to give you all their time and attention.

Burmese Cat

This is a lively breed that loves active play. Burmese are happiest when people participate in these games with them. The more the golden-eyed animal receives attention, the more it returns it in the form of tenderness and affection.


The specific appearance of bald cats may seem intimidating to some. In fact, beneath those folds of skin hides a kind and loving heart. Sphynx will seek warmth from their human. And not only physical but also mental.

Bombay Cat

Despite their resemblance to wild panthers, Bombay cats are ideal domestic cats. They are friendly, sociable, intelligent, and affectionate. These animals adapt perfectly to their owner's lifestyle and get along well with all family members, from young to old, as well as with other animals.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told about the cleanest cat breeds.

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