So we already spoke about the most friendliest cat breeds. But what about the least friendliest cat breeds? Are they really unfriendly? Or just being a cat? Let’s find out! And I would love to hear/read your opinion about this.
This list of the most unfriendly cat breeds was compiled with the assistance of many animal behaviorists and veterinarians. Cats on this list aren’t necessarily unfriendly, just less friendly than most other cats when interacting with humans, particularly strangers and children. Many of the cats on this list are very sensitive to sudden loud noises, which may explain their wariness around children. Others may bond strongly with only one human, making them less affectionate toward strangers and/or possessive of their masters, behavior that may be interpreted by some as unfriendly.
10 – Singapura
The Singapura is actually originated on the streets of Singapore. Apparently many Malaysians aren’t that crazy about Singapuras, and many of these “street cats” may have been treated poorly by humans over the years. This may explain the breeds reluctance to interact with strangers. While they described as active, curious and playful cats and they even are affectionate and want human interaction. Least Friendliest? Doubt it.
9 – Sphynx
The Sphynx breed came into being over 40 years ago in Toronto, Canada, when a domestic cat gave birth to an almost hairless kitten. Although known as hairless, Sphynx’s do have a bit of hair, that resembles and feels like peach fuzz. They tend to be demanding of their owners. But the Sphynx cat is also very social, and loves interacting with humans. they ar every intelligent, and super curious!
8 – Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold’s ears are derived from a genetic abnormality that “folds” the ears forward. Although they do interact with humans a bit, it is usually for their own needs i.e. food, and not an attempt to give affection. Tho, I’m pretty sure a lot of SF owners will disagree. They tend to go fine with other pets in the household. But also tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature pretty affectionate. They are loyal, intelligent and very playful!
7 – Siamese
The Siamese cats are consistently ranked as one of the most popular cat breeds. Their beautiful wide-set eyes are one of its most attractive features. Most people who own a Siamese would argue that they’re the friendliest cat in the world, not one of the least friendliest! But because the Siamese tend to bond strongly with only one human, they may be a little less affectionate towards others, especially strangers and children. They are intelligent, curious and social.
6 – Korat
The Korat is an Asian breed, in fact they are the most popular cat in Thailand today. Korats are known for their sleek, silver-blue coat and huge expressive eyes, which are a sparkling blue-green at maturity. They tend to be spooked by sudden loud noises, and are quite passive around children, which could be mistaken for “unfriendliness”. Be ready to hear your Korat’s voice often, especially when he doesn’t get his way! They can go fine with other pets, are intelligent, and sweet. But they can be really demanding, and like to be in the middle of the spotlight.
5 – Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is known mostly for its unique spotted coat. Maus will bond strongly with their owners, but tend to be a bit shy around strangers. They are very protective of their toys and will actually growl at anyone who tries to remove them! But don’t forget about how intelligent these cats can be.
4 – Cymric
The Cymric is one of the oldest domestic breeds (yet, I never heard of it!). They are somewhat like dogs – they will play fetch and growl at unidentified disturbances – and love to sleep in high places. They tend to be quite aloof when it comes to children, strangers, and dogs. Again, this attitude may be mistaken for unfriendliness. They stay playful, even when they grow older.
3 – Bombay
The Bombay breed of cat has a very striking appearance, and they somewhat like a mini-panther. They are generally a quiet breed who love affection. Bombays tend to be extremely sensitive to loud and sudden noises, and it is probably for this reason that they are a bit wary of children and the outdoors. They also love to eat and tend to be attached to their families and crave attention. Bombay cats are not independent. They seek attention from their owners and people around them often and dislike being left alone for extended periods of time.
2 – Bengal
The Bengal is a cross between the wild Asian Leopard and domestic cat. They are extremely energetic, love the water, and demand affection! There were some reports of difficulty with the Bengel’s temperament in its early days of development, with the cat still displaying some of the “wild” characteristics of its ancestor (i.e. scared of humans). But with selective breeding this “wildness” is slowly disappearing. As with any cat, you should meet the kitten and its parents to check their character before making a purchase. They are very territorial, but love to play and get attention from their owners. But they aren’t lapcats.
1 – American Wirehair
And on number one is the American Wirehair, so named for its dense, resilient and springy coat, that feels like steel wool to the touch. The Wirehair’s unique coat was the result of a natural genetic mutation. The Wirehair can be quite reserved and quiet, and some may equate this “laid back” attitude with unfriendliness. Despite all this, the Wirehair is still a great pet that is easy to care for. Tho, they go great with children, are loving and social.
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free-pet-wallpapers.com – Singapura
diadeverano.nl – Sphynx
katdieromvantehouden.jouwpagina.nl – Scottish Fold
Coolest-cat-care.com – Siamese
Wikipedia.com – Korat
meskhenet.co.uk – Egyptian Mau
Geolution.nl – Cymric
Breeding-cats.com – Bombay
Bengalspot.com – Bengal