These 13 Cat Breeds Actually Behave Like Dogs

7. Maine coon

maine coon
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Not only is the Maine coon’s size similar to that of most toy dog breeds, but so is their larger-than-life personality. Another playful and affectionate cat, the Maine coon takes pleasure in hanging out with his human companions, while shying away from strangers.

8. Sphynx

Sphynx
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He may not be the prettiest kitty in the room, but the sphynx will be your No. 1 fan for life. An extremely loyal breed, the hairless cat is known for following his family around while wagging his tail affectionately. Extremely outgoing, the soft sphynx loves with his entire heart and makes for a wonderful family pet.

9. Bombay

Bombay
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The Bombay is an attention-seeking, high-spirited cuddle bug. Like most dog breeds, this black cat yearns for affection and playtime. Having the perfect mix of excitement and chill, this cat makes a superb house pet.

10. American bobtail

American Bobtail
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Similar to the Bombay, the American bobtail has a delightful personality that combines playfulness and relaxation. Keen on toys, games and devotion, this smart kitty is versatile and affectionate with all humankind.

11. Birman

Birman
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The Birman is pretty much the perfect cat for devoted dog lovers. Not only does this breed bask in activity and playfulness, but he calms down when you need to relax or get things done. Furthermore, the Birman is easy to care for and dotes on the entire family, including children.

12. Chartreux

Chartreux
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The Chartreux has poochlike mannerisms because of his lively personality and charming attitude. An intelligent breed, the Chartreux is likely to learn and respond to his name, as well as play fetch with his owner.

13. Ocicat

Ocicat
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If you’re looking for a kitty that you can train, you’ve come to the right place. The ocicat loves to learn just as much as you love to teach him. Like other breeds on the list, the ocicat enjoys being a part of a family and receiving a lot of quality attention.

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