10 Best Cat Breeds for Families

Choose the Right Companion for Your Family

If you’re thinking about bringing home a feline companion for the younger family members in your household, the first point of consideration should be whether or not the cat is kid friendly.

Kids have a tendency to poke, prod, tug, chase and hug—tightly. And, kids can be loud during playtime.  

To help you make a decision, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most family-friendly cat breeds.

Abyssinian Cats
  • Abyssinian Cats
  • Cornish Rex Cats
  • Exotic Shorthair Cats
  • Himalayan Cats
  • Maine Coon Cats
  • Manx Cats
  • Ragdoll Cats
  • Scottish Fold Cats
  • Siamese Cats
  • Siberian Cats

1. Abyssinian Cats

Abyssinians, affectionately known as Abys, are affectionate, loyal and normally mix well with children and other pets. Known for their curiosity, playfulness and need to explore their surroundings, Abyssinians are people-oriented cats who like to participate in the activities taking place around them.