The Top 10 Least Friendliest Cat breeds

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.


Pictures by – American Wirehair – Singapura – Sphynx – Scottish Fold – Siamese – Korat – Egyptian Mau – Cymric – Bombay – Bengal

34 Responses to “The Top 10 Least Friendliest Cat breeds”

  1. justsiamesecats

    I love Siamese cats. I have got three of my own. You are quite right when you say they bond only with one person. They are the top 7 in most popular cats. I almost want to say that Bengals are top 3 and Persians top 2 of most popular cats. But I’m not quite sure if it is still the same. I love your blog it is cool :)

  2. alienredqueen

    Well, my Bengal definitely isn’t a lap cat, you’re right about that! But we had to resocialize her when we got her anyhow because I guess between her last family and the constant upheaval she experienced, she was hostile and scared. Three or so years later and she is still opening up. She’s been coming around more and more for pettin’s.

  3. heretherebespiders

    Hmm. Lifetime of Meezers and can sort of agree with the favourite person thing. But… I think all cats have a favourite human! I think both boys like me best, to be honest, as the lap of choice. I twitch less than he does when sitting down. And, I speak Cat best. Lokii prefers to sleep with hubby at night and Spot prefers me. I twitch more at night, so that’s strange! Maybe I’m just good at socialising kitties; Spot and his littermate Spike are crazy about laps! Not sure about their sister, I don’t get many updates on her.

    • Dianda

      Suki is more a bf-girl, and Hiro he’s a bit of both, haha. But he usually sleeps with me on the bed during the winter. ;)

  4. Gobi Obi

    totally disagree about Sphynx, I have had Sphynx cats and they are so friendly, sociable and the least aggressive cats I’ve met. My old Sphynx girl whose passed on now used to let my neice wrap her like a baby and carry her round like that, what cats let a little child do that? The most friendly type of cat though has to be the Devon Rex, what friendly little cats they are.

    • Dianda

      I have never met a sphynx in person… Well, I did! But I wasn’t much into cats at that time. So I wouldn’t know. I do find them oh so very fascinating! Big eyes, big ears, no hair, or very little hair! Amazing!

    • ohhedgehogs

      I also have to disagree as a sphynx mom. My babies are not home yet, but whenever i go to the breeder to visit, the dogs ar less thrilled about company then the cats. They are always eager to visit, and play and cuddle, even if they JUST met you!

  5. Bassas Blog

    You didn’t mention the one who lives on the opposite side of the street to me. He is extremely unfriendly and I suspect he was the one who roughed up Barnaby when he was a kitten.

  6. Stacy

    I have a singapura and it is the best cat I have had my whole life. Before him I had a turkish van cat and then a stray cat I had rescued. The Singapura follows me everywhere and doesnt let me do anything if he is not next to me, in my lap, on the sink! he licks my face and my eyes and never bites or scratches me! he massages me with his paws before i go to sleep and he only sleeps on my back/legs/chest and moves around if I move around! I can take him outside in my arms and he doesnt move until we get indoors and he waits for me at the door every day!! he makes the cutest little noises when you move him off of you as he returns back to your lap. He can even play fetch! i cannot believe this cat and he is definitely very friendly. Great blog I have been reading almost everything on it since this is the first time I have had a cat on my own.

    • Dianda

      Hi Stacy! Sounds like you got a dependent cat! Very cute! What’s her name? :)

      I suppose the experience is different for everyone. ;)

  7. Stacy

    its a little boy he is 4 months old his name is Messi after the Spanish soccer player that my boyfriend worships although the kitty is so active when he is playing with his toys he looks like a little soccer player :)

  8. Avery

    I think the Ragdoll is the least friendliest because whenever some one comes near my ragdoll she get really annoyed and she only loves one person (Who is not me). Or if you did most insane cat on earth you could do her: Brittny (Messed up spelling of Brittney)

  9. Blayne

    Odd, about half of these breed are on majority of any most affectionate cat breeds list you can find; Even your list mentions them as being affectionate. It seems like you didn’t try at all.


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