Top 5 Best Cat Breeds for First Time Owners

Scottish Fold Cat

Around the world, cats are a very popular choice as house pets. One of the advantages of owning cats is that they are low maintenance compared to other pets like dogs.

Instead of buying a cat, visit your nearest shelter or nearest cat rescue group. There are lots of cats there hoping to find their forever home. Most cats will be good cats with the right person. Spend some time at a shelter and see if you are naturally attracted to a particular cat. The best cat to start with will be the one who likes you, it makes it all so much simpler by giving you a head start. An advantage of adopting a cat is is that it usually comes neutered or spayed and will have all its necessary shots and will be micro-chipped.

Choosing a short haired cat and breed that is known to have an easy temperament will be easier as your first cat. However you will still need to watch the coat, treat for hairballs, spay/neuter, regular vet treatments, but the coat length makes everything easier.

Every cat breed has its own special characteristics!

Let’s take look at these 5 cat breeds:


Maine Coon
Red main coon kitten in a domestic setting

The Maine Coon is considered one of the largest domestic cat breeds. Nevertheless, they are good natured and gentle. They thrive in families with children and other pets, even dogs. Additionally, they are known to be very tolerant and can easily adapt to the needs of children.

American Shorthair
American shorthair cat is sleepy

The American Shorthair is friendly, laid-back and gentle. They make excellent pets for families with children due to their easygoing temperament. They are an affectionate breed and are able to tolerate being left alone for several hours at a time.

Scottish Fold

Portrait of a cat scottish straight, closeup

The Scottish Fold is sweet and charming. They are easy cats to live with and care for. There are known to be affectionate and is comfortable with families. Owner’s of this breed needs to play with them occasionally in order to keep them in good condition. Their short coat is an easy one to care for. They are quite intelligent and can adapt to new homes quickly.


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Ragdolls make great indoor pets. They are very calm and friendly and great with kids. They tend to be relaxed and good-natured. They are gentle and can get along with everyone, including other animals, this makes them easily adaptable to almost any new home. Their semi-longhaired coat is also easy to maintain and groom.

Exotic Shorthair

Exotic shorthair cat sleep on mackerel pillow

The Exotic Shorthair has a gentle, kind nature and quite/soft voice. They are a curious breed, fun-loving and playful. They get along well with other animals, as well as to people. However, they are prone to separation anxiety so they should not be left alone for long periods of time.


You will also need to consider the commitment and needs of the cat in way of time and resources. Some people chose to have 2 cats so that they can keep each other company when their owners are not around. If you want to have a pet cat, do not let it roam outside. Keep them as indoor cats. Cats will have fewer health problems and live longer if kept indoors.

We hope that you find a wonderful feline companion and that you enjoy many happy years together.

Around the world, cats are a very popular choice as house pets. One of the advantages of owning cats is that they are low maintenance compared to other pets like dogs.

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