Choosing the right breed of cat for you is not an easy decision. Your new cat will be with you for many years so it is important you choose the right breed.
You'll need to consider many things when deciding which breed of cat to go for but before you check out the breed profiles please consider this.
Your Current Lifestyle
Think about your own lifestyle and the other people (and pets) you live with when considering the different breeds of cats.
If you are out at work a lot and are looking for a companion when you get home that has been happy all day in their own company then a Siamese cat would most likely not be the breed for you, but perhaps a Persion might be.
Temperament and Special Needs of Each Breed of Cat
Some breeds need special attention such as longhair cats that need extra grooming, some cats are more sensitive to hot or cold weather and some breeds need extra mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy.
You will also find some of the most popular cat breeds get on just fine with dogs and children while others do not cope so well.
How Active Are Different Breeds of Cats
Some breeds are more sedate than others and these might be the perfect breed for you, but if you live in a busy house then the more sedate breeds are probably not a good fit for you.
Check out all the breed profiles, take your time, go and meet the different breeds that make your shortlist and remember that when you finally take your new cat home they are going live with you for many years to come so choose wisely.