Friendly Cat Breeds Want Lots of Snuggles and Scratches

Maine Coon This giant cat breed is a softy despite being nine to 18 pounds. Their high-pitched, soft meow is unexpected for such a large fur ball. 

Burmese, a beautiful southeast Asian cat, is a superb lap cat. These sociable, compact, stocky cat types love snuggling and let their humans know when they seek attention.

Siamese cats are friendly, despite their wicked reputation in Lady and the Tramp. Expert and communicator Libby Brittain calls Siamese cats "inquisitive and intelligent." 

Bombay Despite being called "the miniature panther," these black beauties are more friends than predators.

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Persian These fluffy white cats are Bond villains' pets. However, Persians are one of the nicest cat species and adore being held

Exotic Shorthairs are Persian-American Shorthair hybrids. Thus, they resemble Persians in appearance and behavior

Ragdoll This white and gray cat breed is more than just a passive ball of fur—they love to play with their trusted humans and come when called.