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10 breeds to consider

birman

 

Birman

 personality
Sweet-natured, intelligent, devoted, placid and quiet.

activity level
Quiet; enjoys owner interaction.

other pets
Good with other cats and cat-friendly dogs, prefers a companion if left alone.

regular care
Long coat – groom 2 to 3 times weekly.

suits
An indoor life; singles, couples or families with children.

british shorthair


 

British Shorthair

personality
Placid, a dignified and tolerant cat, quiet, intelligent and undemanding.

activity level
Quiet; sleeps a lot and not inclined to wander.
other pets
Tolerant of other pets.

regular care
Short coat – groom weekly.

suits
An indoor life; singles, couples or families with children.

burmese

   

Burmese

personality
Friendly, inquisitive, outgoing, dog-like, alert,
strong-minded, playful and talkative.

activity level
Active; may be trained to walk on a lead or retrieve;
enjoys owner interaction.
other pets
Confident with other pets, prefers a companion if left alone.

regular care
Short coat – groom weekly.

suits
All ages, including families with children.

devon & cornish rex

 
Devon & Cornish Rex
personality
Energetic, intelligent, mischievous and dog-like.

activity level
Active and playful; enjoys playing games and owner interaction.
other pets 
Tolerant of gentle pets.

regular care
Minimal shedding sparse coat – occasional brushing or wipe down.

suits 
Attentive owners, active households of all ages, including families with children.

maine coon

   
Maine Coon
personality
Gentle, loyal, loving, intelligent, sociable and vocal.

activity level
Moderate; may be trained to walk on a leash; enjoys interaction with owners and water play.
other pets
Confident with other pets.

regular care
Long coat – groom 2 to 3 times weekly.

suits
Family life, including families with children.


The breeds listed here are suggestions only, developed in close consultation with cat experts. They have been selected as being better suited to living in apartments and townhouses. Please note, however, that the selections are based on Australian city lifestyles and the selected breeds are a guide only. Your final selection of a pet should only be made after consultation with breeders or shelter staff, and your own careful assessment of the pet’s suitability for your lifestyle. We undertake no liability and give no warranty in relation to the selected breed.