Calmest Breeds of Housecat

Cat Facts posted on August 01 2015 by

Whether your kids have moved out and you are relishing that new-found peace, or you have young children that need a playful and tame companion, some cats better than others. If you’re looking for a cat with a demeanor on the calmer side you may want to look into these breeds recommended by Purina.


This slightly larger breed is simply gorgeous, but it’s not just its stunning stature that makes it worthy of note. The Birman has a lush, silken coat, a bushy tail, and its bright blue eyes are a thing—two things—to admire. This breed is affectionate to its family and appreciates when there are fellow pets around to enjoy. The Birman is known for its longevity and health.

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is a medium-sized breed with a short, sleek coat and a powerful build. It has a kind and gentle disposition that is ideal for families with small children. Smart, attentive and fun-loving, the British Shorthair can be reluctant around strangers, but warms quickly to familiar faces. A slow breed to reach maturity (approximately 3-5 years), these cats will remain loyal for a lifetime.

Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is known as one of the oldest breeds of domestic housecats. It is revered for the fortune and success that it is said to bring to its owner. Physically, this breed possesses a short, bobbed tail and can have either a shorthair or a longhair coat. The Japanese Bobtail will be a sociable companion, especially for children, and is also known to be a healthy breed that can live up to 20 years.


The beautiful, long coats of this breed vary depending on the Persian subset, which include solid, two-tone, calico and tabby. Between all of the subsets of Persian cats, there are a great variety of colors in which these cats are seen. Beyond being just a physically remarkable cat, the Persian is also a loving and cheerful pet, that is calm and easygoing. This breed will remain a loyal companion as long as it is loved.


This large, picturesque breed has a medium-long coat that comes in a variety of brilliant colors and makeups. A highly affectionate cat that is often thought of as a teddy bear, this breed is ideal for families, especially those with other cats or dogs. A very calm and agreeable breed, the Ragamuffin can be trained to walk on a leash and play fetch.

So, if you’re looking for a cat whose meows won’t keep you up at night, or whose aggressive playing won’t wear you or your family out, then any of these relaxed breeds will fit perfectly into your family.

Which one would you pick?


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