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9 Super Cool Cat Breeds

Let’s face it – cats are inherently cool. The Urban Dictionary defines cool as “being yourself and not caring how other people view you say or do” I would say this is a characteristic which cats embody. I can’t imagine my cat Alexei being anyone but himself!

It can be difficult to define the characteristics of what is being cool versus giving examples of cool things or people. But Bustle had a shot at it and these seemed like particularly cool cat characteristics to me:

  • Independent
  • Don’t Try Hard to Impress Others
  • Always Confident
  • Know What they Stand for

So which cat breeds most embody these traits?

tabby cat wearing sunglasses

9 Cool Cat Breeds

1. Siberian Cats

As my cat Alexei is a Siberian, this cat breed had to be on the top of the list. Firstly, this breed is Russian – of course from Siberian, so that adds an element of cool.

Alexei absolutely knows what he stands for, is always confident and doesn’t try hard to impress anyone. He is a little less independent as this is a very affectionate breed that prefers to be around people.

My own feline friend, Alexei, is a Siberian, so I’m particularly partial to this amazing breed. With a thick, luxurious coat, stunning coat colors such as grey and an affectionate personality, Siberians are well-suited to any home.

grey cat with paw up

They’re laid-back but enjoy playing, and are very attached to their humans. You’ll often find your Siberian cat following along behind you and cuddling up as soon as you take a seat.

black siberian cat in tree
Alexei out and about

As you may expect, this loving cat comes from Siberia in Russia, so they’re well suited to cold conditions. It’s an ancient breed thought to be ancestral to all modern long-haired cats. That’s quite the pedigree.

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2. British Short Hair Cats

The British Short Hair is a particularly laid back breed of cat and is very independent.

The British Shorthair cat is a medium to large-sized cat breed with large gold, orange, or copper color eyes, a short, broad nose, and a short to medium coat. Daily grooming of these felines is necessary, especially during seasonal changes.

Portrait of British shorthair cat white white background
British Shorthair Cat

These lovely kitties are highly intelligent; however, they are still happy to stay inside and play with toys and people. Get some wand-like toys and start a game with your British Shorthair cat; it can be great fun.

This indoor cat breed has an easy-going personality and provides great companionship. While these cats love to play, they don’t require hourly attention.

British shorthair cat with camera

3. Persian Cats

Despite a seemingly high maintenance fluffy exterior, Persians are a quite independent breed of cat and happy doing their own thing.

Blue Persians are grey cats. Persian cats are affectionate, docile, and gentle kitties. This breed has a quiet demeanor; they plop down on any soft surface and simply pose for your appreciation – little super models.

Master of grooming haircut makes gray Persian cat on the table for grooming on a white background

These elegant cats are not very active, which makes them the perfect indoor pet.

Persians have a relatively small face so their big round eyes are particularly prominent. Most Persians have gorgeous blue eyes but there can be exceptions – or some who have a different colour in each eye. Their eyes can be particularly striking against a blue or grey coat.

grey and white persian cat

Although affectionate, Persian cats are discriminative and reserve their attention for family and a few trusted guests.

This beautiful flat flaced cat breed does get along with children and other household pets; however, they aren’t fans of loud environments but rather serene homes where little changes.

4. Norwegian Forest Cat

Scandanavian and from a forest – this is one on trend breed of kitty! Whilst the Norwegian Forest Cat loves to play it is also very happy to hang out on its own and won’t follow you around when you get home.

Larger than your average cat, the Norwegian Forest Cat Breed are rather elegant kitties. They have long legs and bushy tails that are often as long as their bodies.

Norwegian forest cat in the snow
Norwegian forest cat in the snow

When their coat has fully come in they are a sight to behold. They often come out in a full mane, fluffy chest, furry legs and even tufts of fur between their toes.

Norwegian forest cat with green eyes
Norwegian forest cat with green eyes

As a result, these friendly cats do require daily grooming. Their ears also often get tufts of fur which needs to be groomed. The Norwegian Forest Cat actually has a double coat with one being weatherproof.

tabby norweigan forest cat with green background
Norwegian Forest Cat

5. Russian Blue Cat Breed

Another Russian breed! These sleek grey kitties is also an independent Russian at heart.

With emerald-green eyes and a luxurious silvery coat, Russian Blues are a startlingly pretty breed. The Russian Blue is sweet-tempered and fine-featured, with long legs that allow it to run at high speeds.

With emerald-green eyes and a luxurious silvery coat, Russian Blues are a startlingly pretty breed. The Russian Blue is sweet-tempered and fine-featured, with long legs that allow it to run at high speeds.

photo of russian blue cat playing with brown wooden stick while lying on grass
Photo by Kirsten Bühne on Pexels.com

Those green eyes are large, round, and wide-set. This is another cat breed that constantly looks like it is wide awake! Russian Blue cats are born with yellow eyes which turn green over time.

This expensive breed of cat really enjoys play and requires a good bit of attention when you get home. Although, they do enjoy napping in a quiet corner and tend to shy away from large groups.

Russian blue cat portrait
Russian Blue Cat

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Often demanding at mealtimes, these happy felines can get quite chunky if you’re not firm. Russian Blue cats are another very intelligent breed, so it’s important to provide enough mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy.

6. Egyptian Mau

Just look at this gorgeous and exotic breed! They’re egyptian – home of all things cat – have a fantastic uncommon spot pattern that begs to be on a catwalk and they are the fastest of all housecats. It has a medium-sized but muscular build, with longer hind legs.

Egyptian mau cat
Egyptian mau cat

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Egyptian Mau cats prefer heat and are quite sensitive to temperature. So if you live somewhere very cold, keep this in mind.

With a balanced temperament and a preference for activity, it’s best to have a large garden for your Mau cat. They’re very loyal and cheerful, and love snuggles. Smart enough to turn on the faucet, Egyptian Mau cats also love playing with water.

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Egyptian Mau Cats

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7. Sphynx

How can a hairless cat not be cool? This unusual breed looks like it could have come from another world and definitely would hang out with hipsters. These medium-sized cats have a striking appearance with hairless, wrinkled skin and large ears.

sphynx cat grey

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It is also known for the somewhat intense gaze which emits for its large eyes. As another breed with minimal hair those large eyes stand out even more on the Sphynx cat.

Though Sphynx cats appear to look bald, they may be covered in a small amount of peach fuzz, giving them that velvety texture. However, they do require moderate grooming to care for their hairless bodies as they do not have fur to absorb natural oils their body produces.

grey spynx cat on timber bench
Sphynx Cat

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What the Sphynx cat breed lacks in fur, they make up for in their personality. These hairless kitties are sociable, energetic, and love to play. The curious kitties are mischievous and are fond of teaser toys and puzzle toys to challenge them.

8. Savannah

One of the most expensive cat breeds, the Savannah is a fabulous mix of a genuinely wild cat (cerval) and a domestic cat. This gives them very stylish cheetah markings on their coats.

This magnificent kitty is also exceptionally large and ranks as the world’s tallest cat breed – definitely supermodel territory.

savanna tabby cat staring

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Savannahs are so costly due to their breeding. It takes luck – and often a number of years – to mate a serval and a domesticated cat.

They bond with only a few people and are known to be very loyal. They’re very inquisitive and have an impressive ability to jump – even onto fridges and high walls. They have quite a strong hunting instinct, so if you keep birds or fish, your Savannah cat will likely eye them daily.

savannah cat full body

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Because of this hunting instinct, it’s important to look at your country and city’s ownership laws before you decide to invest in this feline. Some areas have restrictive laws because these large cats can threaten native species.

9. Devon Rex

These kitties are just plain funky looking! Their tail comes with a curve, they have fantastic big ears and have unique short curly hair on their sinewy bodies. I feel like this breed would really enjoy listening to jazz.

The mischievous Devon Rex cat, also known as the pixie cat, is a loving and loyal feline breed. They make the ideal companions and welcome family and friends’ attention, as well as being great with kids and other pets.

Devon rex with dark face
Devon rex with dark face

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This cat breed emerged in England during the late 1950s and is similar to the nearby Cornish Rex cat breed.

These felines are intelligent, active, and require regular stimulation. Devon Rex cats are jumpers, and their favorite place is at head level, so perches and cat trees should be provided.

Devon rex cat under plant looking up
Devon rex cat under plant looking up

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The moderately active cat enjoys learning and playing fetch, so interactive toys will also help keep him occupied while you’re out earning money.

This indoor cat breed has slender bodies with long legs, large eyes, and high cheekbones. They shouldn’t be brushed as their fur is prone to breakage; instead, rub the Devon Rex cat gently with a cloth to keep them well-groomed, weekly.

Devon Rex Cat on dark brown sheet background with jug and wheat
Devon Rex Cat

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