Medium-sized with a sturdy build, the Birman cat has long, silky hair. Birmans always have four white paws, blue eyes, and are color-pointed: the light-colored body has darker “points” of color on the face, ears, legs,
Medium to large in size, the British shorthair cat has a short, dense coat and a distinguishing rounded head and face reminiscent of a teddy bear.
The Chartreux is a medium-sized cat with a medium-short double coat with a unique texture—it’s slightly woolly and breaks at the neck, chest, and flanks like sheep’s wool.
The exotic shorthair is closely related to the Persian cat, with the main difference being the exotic’s short, plush coat, which makes them look like cuddly little teddy bears.
Also related to the Persian, the Himalayan has a similar long, flowing, voluminous coat, but it comes in pointed colors like a Siamese cat.
Don’t let the Maine coon cat’s size fool you—these gentle giants with the long, flowing coats are very relaxed and mellow. Nothing ever seems to faze a Maine coon.
Persians are known for their long, flowing coats and flat faces with bright eyes. This cat breed comes in dozens of colors. Blue was once considered the most desired coat color for this breed.
The ragdoll is one of the calmest and cuddliest cats around. In fact, the breed earned its name thanks to these cats’ endearing tendency of melting limply into your arms while you hold them.
Gaze into the eyes of a Tonkinese kitty, and you may not be able to look away. In addition to having large, rounded eyes, these cats have exotic eye colors like aqua, sky blue, violet, and gold.