8 Fluffiest Cat Breeds that are Purrfect for Cuddles

I am a huge fan of floof and fluff. When I was looking at what type of cat to get I did a thorough check of the fluffiest cat breeds combined with cats who act like dogs and found my perfect match with my Siberian cat Alexei.

Whilst Siberians are wonderfully fluffy and – spoiler – are in this list there are also several other fabulously fluffy cat breeds. And the fluffiest kitties also seem to have lovely and affectionate personalities.

Here are my 8 Fluffiest Cat Breeds.

Exotic Shorthair kitten, 4 months old, sitting in front of white background

8 Fluffiest Cat Breeds

1. Maine Coon Cats

These fluffy felines are really something special. Known to be real gentle giants, they’re often referred to as the dogs of the cat world thanks to the unique Maine Coon personality.

tabby cat with green eyes and green colour being held by man in tartan shirt

So if you’re a self-proclaimed dog person but looking to broaden your horizons, this will be your perfect transition to being a cat owner too.

Maine Coons are friendly, loveable, and very vocal. Their sizable bodies and heavy, double-layer long hair kept them well-protected against the brutal cold in Maine, which is the state they originated from.

maine-coon cat in window sill

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With so much personality and love to give, you may soon find yourself leaning towards the Maine Coon breed. 

2. Himalayan Cats

These gentle cats boast lovely, deep blue eyes and long, dense coats. The Himalayan cat is medium-sized, with a similar appearance and features to the Persian cat.

white fluffy Himalaya cat with darker face and blue eyes one of the fluffiest cat breeds
Himalaya Cat

Though, they differ in blue eye color and have white or cream color coats, with a variety of color points resulting from crossing with the Siamese cat.

The Himalayan cats, or Himmies, are beautiful and often exhibit kitten-like bursts of energy. They can go from snoozing in sunlight to zipping around through the living room.

Himalayan cats make great companions and thrive on interaction, exercise, and grooming.

3. Norwegian Forest Cat

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, 3 years old, standing in front of white ba
Norwegian Forest Cat

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 sitting, looking up, isolated
So wonderfully Fluffy!

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.

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4. Exotic Short Hair Cat Breed

The super cute Exotic Short Hair breed is characterised by its moustachioed face and laid back personality. This breed has short thick legs, broad bodies, large round paws and short tails.

ginger exotic short hair cat one of the fluffiest cat breeds
A rather unhappy looking Ginger Exotic Short Hair Cat

They have extremely soft coats and come in 140 different colours. There is also an Exotic Long Hair sub-breed which has flowing locks. The exotic short hair is a result of a mating between a Persian Cat and a British Short Hair. As such it is often cited as an easier grooming option than Persians with much of the fabulous floof.

5. British Shorthair Cats

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

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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.

British blue cat chewing red ball of threads

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.

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

Persian cat, sitting in front of white background
Persian cat

They do require regular grooming (at least once a day) and enjoy being pampered. Try to find a comb or a cat brush that’s appropriate for the length of your Persian Cat’s coat. You’ll find, with these bundles of joys, the more you groom them, the more lovable they’ll become toward you.

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

Lover Valentine persian colourpoint cat with a red heart

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.

7. Ragdoll Cat Breed

Playful and friendly, with stunning blue eyes, the Ragdoll cat is a famously fun pet. Their most fascinating feature is their tendency to lie limp when you pick them up (as opposed to most cats, who squirm out of your hold as soon as they can).

white ragdoll cat with blue eyes on bench with basket and light
Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll cats are loyal, and often greet their humans at the door. They’re also great with dogs and children, making them perfect for families.

ragdoll cat in garden

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With a sweet and gentle temperament, Ragdolls are super relaxed with strangers and will seek a bit of love from everyone. This is one of the friendliest expensive cat breeds.

8. Siberian Cats

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

siberian tabby cat up close face shot with blond girl in backgro

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 kitten next to green pot plant
Alexei hanging out on the balcony

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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