Top Ten Smartest and Most Beautiful Cat Breeds

The Top Ten

1 Siamese The Siamese cat is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat. Derived from the rtgs: wichianmat landrace, one of several varieties of cat native to Thailand, the Siamese became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 20th century.

They are indeed one of the most attractive, appealing and beautiful cats. Fortunately, they are also one of the most intelligent cats. I don't know why the Persian (which I actually love more than Siamese) is number 1, because it's not very intelligent.

Siamese cats are so pretty. People think they're mean, but they are actually really sweet. My cat is going to be 8 I think, and she still looks gorgeous and full of life.

Definitely the most BEAUTIFUL & MOST INTELLIGENT cats in the universe. They're also very agile, playful & have a gorgeous personality.

I ADORE Siamese cats.

2 Persian

Sorry everyone, I'm not really a Persian cat fan

One of my favorite breeds - so

They Are Dumb As A Potato! A Bunch Of FurrBalls

Yes! Persians are my favourite breed of cats and they're so cute and beautiful and fluffy!

3 Maine Coon

I have a Maine coon and it's beautiful and sweet. It knows how to hunt and open doors, so it's smart too. - Imreallyboredrightnow

4 Ragdoll The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat.

I have a blue mink bicolor ragamuffin kitten and she is beautiful!

5 American Shorthair The American Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat believed to be descended from European cats brought to North America by early settlers to protect valuable cargo from mice and rats.
6 Bengal The Bengal is a domestic cat breed developed to look like exotic jungle cats such as leopards, ocelots, margays and clouded leopards.

My three are super smart but listen too - Swiftdawn

Bengals are super smart and trainable.

So much brighter than any other cat. We have owned Siamese, Ocicat, and Abyssinian’s and and the Bengal is by far smarter.

7 Exotic Shorthair
8 British Shorthair The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face.


9 Sphynx The Sphynx is a breed of cat developed through selective breeding starting in the 1960s, known for its lack of a coat, though it is not truly hairless.

They are so cute!

10 Siberian The Siberian is a landrace variety of domestic cat, present in Russia for centuries, and more recently developed as a formal breed, with standards promulgated since the late 1980s.

One of my favorite breeds - so

Why is it 21? It should be 1! They are so cute,and so smart! Mine Siberian cat knew tricks and opened the door by itself,and she was hypoallergenic so I never had any allergenic reactions with her.Go Siberian cats!

The Contenders

11 Turkish Angora The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat. Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region.
12 Abyssinian The Abyssinian is a breed of domestic short-haired cat with a distinctive "ticked" tabby coat, in which individual hairs are banded with different colors.

Katie is amazing - Swiftdawn

Abyssinians are very smart and beautiful


13 Russian Blue The Russian Blue is a cat breed that comes in colors varying from a light shimmering silver to a darker, slate grey.

I had one that died a year ago at age 13 friendliest cat ever.

14 Torkinese
15 Savannah

Savannah cats are awesome beautiful cats I just wanna cuddle them so much-daisy the cat and wolf lover

Laya, half Savannah and half Bengal, she's great! - Swiftdawn

16 Norwegian Forest
17 Birman
18 Japanese Bobtail
19 Turkish Van

Be prepared to stay on your toes and provide lots of toys and stimulation in think number two after the siamese.

20 Burmese

Dog in a cats body. Loyal and smart cats.

21 Scottish Fold
22 Chartreux
23 Bombay Cat
24 Ocicat The Ocicat is an all-domestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool.
25 Egyptian Mau

Really pretty, smart, and likes water.

26 Manx
27 American Curl
28 Himalayan
29 American Bobtail
30 Cornish Rex A Cornish Rex is a breed of domestic cat. The Cornish Rex has no hair except for down. Most breeds of cat have three different types of hair in their coats: the outer fur or "guard hairs", which is about 5 cm long in shorthairs and 10 cm+ long in longhairs; a middle layer called the "awn hair"; and more.
31 Devon Rex The Devon Rex is a breed of intelligent, short-haired cat that emerged in England during the 1960s. They are known for their slender bodies, wavy coat, and large ears.
32 Balinese The Balinese is a long-haired breed of domestic cat with Siamese-style point coloration and sapphire-blue eyes.
33 Selkirk Rex
34 European Shorthair
35 American Wirehair

I have one of these, and he's smart, but he mainly wants food. - PositronWildhawk

36 Oriental Shorthair The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat that is closely related to the Siamese. It maintains the modern Siamese head and body type but appears in a wide range of coat colors and patterns.
37 Singapura The Singapura is one of the smallest breeds of cats, noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail.
38 Korat
39 Thai
40 Ragamuffin
41 Somali

I used to have one, Kiara, she was a beautiful soul, the best cat I've ever had, AND I'VE HAD A LOT. She looked like the picture right here, and my cat Laya is very old and sick and Ella has cancer, so if they don't make it, we' will probably adopt another Somali. Not that I don't care about Laya and Ella, they are beautiful and wonderful but if they're suffering, I'd rather them go to StarClan - Swiftdawn

42 Chauise
43 Donskoy
44 Snowshoe
45 Javanese The Javanese is a breed of domestic cat recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association as a show cat. It is an oriental-type longhair.
46 Toyger
47 Pixie-bob
48 Peterbald
49 California Spangled
50 Havana Brown
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