Birman cats: Temple cats from Burma. Distinctive coat and blue eyes. Outgoing and playful. Great with dogs. Quiet yet involved. Inquisitive and may walk with dogs.
Abyssinian: Originated in Southeast Asia. Excellent mousers on ships. Playful, engaging personality. Adventurous climbers. Dog-friendly, enjoy games and learning tricks.
Bombay: Cross of black American Shorthairs and sable Burmese. Energetic, affectionate, adaptable. Ideal for busy, multi-pet homes. Bossy with other animals. Enjoys tricks and quality time with owners.
American Shorthair: Traced to Pilgrim ships of 1620. Excellent mousers on farms. Laidback, playful, and sociable. Enjoy snoozing. Compatible with dogs and other animals.
Norwegian Forest Cat: Winter-surviving, gentle, and friendly. Wary of strangers, love high spots. Dog-friendly. Enjoys water, even backyard ponds.
Maine Coon: Prized for rodent control since 1800s. Slow-maturing, large cats. Affectionate, low maintenance. Good with other pets. Playful with dogs. Snuggles on couch, not lap cats.
Ragdoll: Chilled-out cats, dog-friendly. Longhaired, blue-eyed. Accepted by CFA in 2000. Relaxed and floppy like a ragdoll. Enjoy play with dogs.
Siberian: Hardy subarctic cats. Thick, waterproof coat. People and pet-friendly. Ideal with dogs. Playful and outgoing. Adapts well to multi-pet homes.