10 Calmest Cat Breeds That Are Anything but Wild

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Siberian

Social Siberian: Louviere's favorite pet. Lovable, cuddly, and friendly with other pets. Pure-bred ones are rare and expensive, but shelters may have them

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Ragdoll

Blue-eyed ragdoll: melts in your arms, Lindsay Butzer's top pick for calmness. Lazy, docile, and not great hunters. A lifelong friend.

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Persian

Calm Persian cats: friendly, love chin pets. High grooming needs but worth it for adorable smooshy-faced lap cat.

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Himalayan

Himalayans: sweet Persian and spunky Siamese combo. Lap cats, playful with wand toys. Stunning markings, striking blue eyes.

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Scottish Fold

Charming Scottish fold: owl-like look, even-tempered with energy. Affectionate, not overly demanding. Melts hearts

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British Shorthair

Specially bred British shorthair: silky looks, gentle nature. Socialization crucial for well-rounded, shy at times.

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Burmilla

Burmilla: Chinchilla Persian x Burmese cross, with green eyes and silky coat. Adorable, loving, prefers cozy nights.

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RagaMuffin

RagaMuffins: Cute, large cats (up to 20 lbs) with soft, low-maintenance fur. Regular brushing keeps it mat-free.

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Birman

Birman: Chill cats with ancient bond to monks. Velcro kitties, affectionate, dislike being alone.

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American Shorthair

American Shorthair: Docile, easygoing, playful. Originally hunters. Laid back, but calmness varies.

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