Friendly Cat Breeds Who Love Snuggles and Scratches

Why are these cats called "gentle giant." Experts say 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. One of the friendliest cat breeds, these cats get along with humans and other cats, making them excellent for multi-pet households.

The 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.

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Siamese cats are friendly, despite their wicked reputation in Lady and the Tramp. Siamese cats are "inquisitive and intelligent," says animal expert Libby Brittain.

Who thinks black cats are unlucky? Despite being called "the miniature panther," these black beauties are more friends than predators.

These fluffy white cats are Bond villains' pets. However, Persians are one of the nicest cat species and adore being held and petted, disproving the bad-guy stereotype.

Exotic Shorthairs are Persian-American Shorthair hybrids. They resemble Persians in appearance and behavior.

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