I’m sure if you asked most cats to sit and stay they would somehow roll your eyes on you, and maybe even accommodate your demand. Then, of course, they understood themselves and did their own independent thing. Cats, as a species, get the reputation that they are not sources of unconditional love as their dog parties because they are much more blasé than dogs. However, this cannot be further from the truth – cats are sources of unconditional love, most breeds do not show it the same way dogs do. Having said that, if you are a cat person who admires your average pup’s exclusive nature, there are a number of cat breeds that basically function as dogs. Think it or not, there are such cats that will nurture your stomach rub as much as Fido would.
If you are a cat person with a soft place for a dog’s experience, prepare for the best of both worlds. Feline and dogs collide in a house cat who might sit and stay. A cat that actually wants to boil into your curl. A cat that will possibly entertain your idea of putting a harness on it and walking it down the pavement, but let’s not get ahead of us there.
Of course, all cats can have love. Even the kind that is hard, maybe even scary independence. If you want a cat that cuddles and a cat that is a purrfect addition to the family, there are several breeds that fit your friendly pet.
Matt Cardy / Getty Images News / Getty Images  This type of cat is dirty central. Maine Coon grows almost as big as a small dog. According to Pet Central, “men weigh between 12 and 18 pounds, with women coming between 10 and 14 pounds.” And that face packs all the fluffy sweets that anyone would ever need. As dogs, they need constant grooming to avoid carpets and are very in love with the family. Expected cat hair on your clothes from all these cat hugs.
Most cats can scoff for requirements, but according to SheKnows, manxen can learn the meaning of “no” just like a puppy. A friendly, loving cat This breed is perfect for hugging and kissing from the family.
All cats are pretty smart, but the Turkish angora is especially known for its intelligence. They are also “extremely adaptable, loving and playful”, according to the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA). They are known to be good with young children so you can probably expect a sweet bond between baby and cat. I watch heart-warming YouTube videos in your future with a Turkish Angora.
An infuriatingly adorable kitten – can you say sweet aggression – American Curl is known for its unconscious unique ears. Expect many kisses and nostrils from your dear Curl. Pet Central mentions their “loving nature,” so if you assumed that no cat ever wants to stay in bed with you like your giant Bernese Mountain Dog, think again.
The Burmese cat is similar to a dog because they can always be at your side or feet. Your world will also rotate around them. The CFA explains that they are “confident and charming little bosses who will rule the house and your heart”. They may not be able to retrieve, but they long for your attention and are always looking for love in the form of a masterpiece.
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You are aware of the word “lap dog” but it is not exclusive to dogs. World, hit “lap cat”. The Ragdoll loves love and your lap is their preferred resting place. The cat is also not against being picked and loved, which is good because you want to keep them as close to your heart as you can physically get them.
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Sphynx, a hairless cat, will fit in well with the family. Especially if you have dogs. CFA writes, “Sphynx seems to prefer human attention, but enjoy the dog’s and all other breeds of cats.” Not all dogs even enjoy other dogs.
All cats probably know their name. Most cats can only ignore you when they are called, sass. But Chartreux, like a dog, will listen and come to your conversation.
Dogs get it when you need space, but will appreciate when you are ready for a w-a-l-k. This active cat has games and can possibly be trained to retrieve. The Birman breed is the same. Playful when you want to play and can stay when you’re stuck with the job, Birman is the perfect family animal if you hover more towards the cat’s perspective.
The CFA says, “It has been said that if you want a dog, a cat or a monkey all rolled into a scary package, then Bombay is the breed for you.” Play download, train them and expect many kisses. The Bombay cat is a special dog as a cat.