How Smart Can a Cat Be? – 10 Smartest Cat Breeds in the World

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Oriental Cat
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There are more than 60 different cat breeds in the world, according to several cat breed registries. Having all of them very different attributes.

Still, the question remains the same: are some cat breeds smarter than others?

People usually believe that dogs are the smartest pets in the world. But there are – specifically – ten breeds of cats that can be as smart as a dog – and maybe even more. Achieving to be called, several of them, as the smartest breeds across feline species.

Although, what we can do assert by now, is that cats are definitely the kings of weird sleeping positions among all other animals, no question. That said, here we bring you the smartest cat breeds in the world:

Sphynx

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Sphynx
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Sphynx aren’t very attractive, but they are kind and affectionate pets. They are really good natured and endearing; besides, they are one of the most intelligent cats in the world. Their smartness makes Sphinxes be able to easily learn new commands and respond to them very quickly.

Oriental Cat

Oriental Cat
Oriental Cat
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The Oriental is a very affable and welcoming and sensitive cat. They are soft and light natured animals soothing for everyone, thanks to their telepathic abilities. They, like everyone, love to learn new aspects of the environment surrounding them and cannot do it without outdoor games.

Forest Norwegian Cat

Forest Norwegian Cat
Forest Norwegian Cat
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Forest Norwegian cat is originated from ancient Scandinavia. This breed has good health, endurance, and ingenuity. This is a rather large and strong feline species. They used to hunt in the forest, therefore they developed high intelligence and creativity. They evolved to be one of the smartest cats breed in order to cope with theses hazardous scenarios.

Maine Coon

Maine Coon
Maine Coon
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Maine coon. These felines make a very loyal cat breed, and their intellect is similar to the Labrador’s. They are good at following orders and get along very well with kids and family environments.

Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat
Siberian cat
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The Siberian cat is, probably, the most intelligent cat breed on the planet. They have a good vision, endurance and adaptation. They are also wonderful babysitters, and very charming to children.

Abyssinian Cat Breed

Abyssinian cat breed
Abyssinian cat breed
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These felines are a peace-loving, sweet, and intelligent breed of cats that nurtures of attention. By virtue of their curiosity, they spend all day sticking their noses wherever they can. They are also very playful and loyal to their masters.

Balinese Cat

Balinese cat
Balinese cat
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The Balinese breed is pretty cunning, and develops high grade of intelligence. They can quickly learn how to perform new tricks. They look grumpy at first, yet they are a very playful breed.

Bengal Cat

Bengal Cat
Bengal cat
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Bengal cat is a very awe-inspiring and famous cat breed. Despite their descent from wild Bengal tigers, Bengal cats are quite friendly and welcoming pets; very attached to their owners. Bengals have an incredible mind, and their advantages include the ability to use switches, snaps, open taps, and more.

Munchkin

Munchkin
Munchkin
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Due to a mutation in their genes, Munchkins have short legs. But despite their tiny size, munchkins have a remarkable agility and speed. Acuteness, courage and quick minds are traits peculiar to this breed. It’s easy to teach them to perform a lot of maneuvers, even to solve logical tasks.

Siamese Cat

Siamese cat
Siamese cat
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Siamese cats are usually small in size. They are freedom-loving beings and very clever. Siamese are also one of the most graceful and curious breeds of felines.

 

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