Are you looking to adopt a new feline into your family? If you’re the kind of person who has visitors in your home often, you’ll probably want a cat who’s calm, cool, and friendly with strangers.
While almost all cats can be socialized from an early age and trained to greet newcomers in a friendly way, certain breeds have a natural friendliness to strangers that might help them take to unfamiliar faces with ease.
According to our CatTime Cat Breed Center, six breeds of felines have the highest rating of five stars for the Friendly Toward Strangers Breed Characteristic. Here are the cat breeds that rank highest in stranger friendliness!
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The Singapura is a playful and spirited cat who loves to chase toys, lounge on warm laps, and make friends.
They're curious and inquisitive, and your Singapura will likely greet strangers warmly, hoping for a new playmate.
Devon Rex Cats
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The Devon Rex is known to perch up high, particularly if they can be on eye level with the humans they say hello to. They might even ride the shoulders of their favorite humans to do just that!
Devon Rex cats adore attention and may even wish to eat their meals at the family dinner table. Guests will adore this good-natured and quiet kitty.
Cornish Rex Cats
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Cornish Rex cats adore being the centers of attention. They'll happily perform tricks and engage in silly antics to get a reaction from a crowd.
Their natural sense of confidence grants them the ability to approach strangers without fear. In fact, many refer to this breed as "dog-like" in their mannerisms.
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The Burmese cat loves to chat, and unlike some vocal felines, their voices are soft and sweet -- perfect for first impressions. That's a good thing, too, as Burmese cats crave companionship. They're not thrilled about being left alone for long periods of time.
Of course, that love of companionship means the Burmese's home is one that lacks privacy. Prepare for tiny paws to follow your every move! That desire to keep an eye on human activities extends to guests in the home, as well.
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It may not be surprising that a cat who goes nude all the time loves the company of strangers. The Sphynx is certainly comfortable in their own skin.
These highly social cats get quite a bit of attention for their unusual looks, and they're just fine with that. The more eyes on them from humans, whether guests or family, the better.
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The European Burmese is another kitty who seeks out companionship with absolutely no regard for privacy. In fact, if you leave them without human company, you might expect them to grow bored and make their own fun with some unwanted behaviors.
That said, if you can keep up with the European Burmese's need for attention, you'll be rewarded with an intelligent cat who will be happy to perform tricks to the applause of any visitor. They'll quickly win over even those misguided individuals who claim to not like cats!
Do you have a cat who’s very friendly toward strangers? What other breeds should make it onto this list? Let us know in the comments below!