11. Siamese cat
Siamese cats are cute and very beautiful blue-eyed pets that will not leave anyone indifferent. Gracefulness and original color attract attention. People have heard about the rancor of Siamese animals, but they still have them as pets. Cats of this breed are very smart, they pay a person the same coin for a bad attitude towards themselves. If the cat is constantly punished, yelled at or beaten, she will definitely take revenge. At the same time, she will bide her time and attack unexpectedly.
The Siamese cat breed originates from Thailand. Until the 19th century, it was forbidden to export cats outside their historical homeland. These pets were considered sacred and lived only in the homes of high-ranking officials. Commoners did not have cats of this breed. We can say that aggressive behavior is inherent only in those pets who are offended in a person’s family. With a fair treatment of the kitten, he grows into an affectionate and loyal pet.
The Siamese are quite active, so they love outdoor games. They are sensitive to the mood of a person and never impose if they see that the owner is busy with his own business. For a dismissive attitude, they can respond with a manifestation of aggression. Therefore, families with small children are better off not having Siamese. School-age children already understand how to treat animals, you can take a Siamese kitten into such a family.
10. British cat
British shorthair cats are also on the list of dangerous animals, although it is hard enough to piss off these plush bumpers. The British are considered proud and freedom-loving animals, so no one is allowed to pet them, including members of the owner’s family. They become attached to the owner, but this takes time and the right upbringing.
Representatives of this breed are quite large (up to 8 kg), so a conflict with them can lead to serious injuries. Kittens are not tame animals. They don’t like to be picked up and played against their will. Such pets decide for themselves when they want to communicate with a person.
If the British are careful with a person for a long time, they quickly develop friendly relations with dogs. A properly brought up Briton will become an excellent companion, a loving and devoted member of a small family, where his interests are always taken into account.
9. Abyssinian cat
Abyssinians are quite intelligent and temperamental, as well as overly curious. The name of the breed comes from the African country of Abyssinia, a British soldier brought kittens to Europe. The ancestors of the Abyssinians lived in Egypt. Rock carvings, as well as descriptions indicating the color of the coat, make it possible to assume that we are talking specifically about the representatives of the Abyssinian breed.
For the first time cats of this breed took part in an exhibition in England (1871). From this moment, the history of the modern breed of Abyssinian pets begins. Abyssinian representatives are able to get along with a person, but this will take time. Cats are quite sociable, but at the same time independent. If the pet is frightened or angry, the answer will appear instantly: it can hiss or growl and rush at the person.
Abyssinians get along well with their relatives, they can live in the same room with a dog. They treat their own bowl of food with reverence, so they can start a fight if food is encroached on. Representatives of this breed are active, therefore they like to run along the corridor, cling to curtains and ride them. Marks and holes appear on furniture, wallpaper and curtains from the excessive agility of animals, but it is useless to scold pets for this.
The liveliness of character cannot be appeased by screams, but irritation and aggression can be caused. Abyssinians do not like loneliness, so only those who are at home almost all the time need to start them. Animals lend themselves well to training, they can be walked on a leash like dogs. They jump onto the hands of the owner occasionally and only on their own initiative. Pets rarely give a voice – in case of urgent need.
8. Maine Coon
One of the largest domesticated cats is considered maine coon . The average weight of a pet reaches 15 kg, and this is already comparable to an average dog. Exotic pets usually do not show aggression, but if pissed off, they can attack a person. At the same time, the large size and wild character guarantee serious injury.
Maine Coons are highly intelligent cats that can pick up the owner’s intonation and fulfill his request. Pets of this breed love human community, so it is not recommended to leave them at home alone. They can find something to do without an owner, but the impressive dimensions of the animal do not promise the integrity of the room, furniture and dishes.
On a walk, your pet’s mood can change dramatically. From a cute obedient pet, you can get a frisky predator that will try to leave the territory in pursuit of prey. Therefore, such “kids” are not allowed to go for a walk alone. If the cat gets used to the owner quickly and a trusting relationship is established between them, then the pet shows distrust to strangers. A person who enters the territory controlled by the Maine Coon can suffer from the sharp claws and fangs of the animal.
Exotic color and impressive size savannahs – these are the distinctive characteristics of the breed, bred by American breeders in the 80s of the last century. The breed was obtained by crossing a domestic cat and a wild serval. Initially, to create the breed, they took the Egyptian Mau, Bengal, Oriental and Ocicat, but later only Savannah and Serval began to take part in breeding, the breeders refused to infuse other bloods.
The breed received official recognition in 2001, 14 years after registration, kittens of this breed were recognized as the most expensive in the world. Savannahs easily bond with pets, they are active and at the same time calm. These pets are very fond of outdoor games and are not afraid of swimming in the water.
The danger to humans is represented by the impressive size of the pet. Height at the withers – 60 cm, weight – 15-16 kg. In the wild, savannahs hunt small rodents and birds, humans are too big for them. At home, the maximum that pets can do is arch their backs and hiss, which is very frightening for strangers who first met large cats.
Savannahs are very loyal to their owner, which is why they are often compared to dogs. They can walk on a leash and follow commands like real dogs.
6. Pallas’ cat
Pallas’ cat is purchased as a pet by some exotic lovers. But practically no one succeeds in taming him. Pallas’ cat live in the Caucasus, China, Mongolia and Central Asia. The number of animals in the wild is decreasing every year, so the manuls are listed in the Red Book.
To preserve the population, Pallas’ cat is bred in zoos. Pets get used to life in captivity quickly and even breed well, but often infectious diseases lead to the death of the offspring. The body length of the animal reaches 65 cm, the weight usually does not exceed 5 kg. Outwardly, it seems that the Pallas’ cat is very heavy, but this effect is created due to the long and thick wool.
The nature of animals is secretive, pets are not subject to domestication. Even if a person feeds a kitten from a bottle, the pet does not show grateful feelings in return. Therefore, having suffered enough from the wayward animal, the owners take their exotic animals to the zoo. It is very difficult to endure the antics of the Pallas’ cat. They spoil furniture, wallpaper, things, mark the territory, during the shedding of their wool, all floors are covered with wool, but they are not accustomed to combing.
5. Siberian cat
Siberian cats are obtained by crossing domestic and wild cats. Fluffy large pets are not uncommon in the house. The weight of the cat usually does not exceed 6 kg, and the male is much heavier – 10-12 kg. The strong character of the pet leads to the fact that cats choose one owner for themselves and remain loyal to him until the end of their lives.
Strangers are treated with distrust and apprehension, they can unexpectedly pounce if they feel danger to the owner. They easily find a common language with animals, so they can live in the house with dogs or other cats. They are always at the head of pets, they even help the owner with raising naughty kittens.
Siberians are very fond of hunting, so they prefer to go out for a walk. Life is not locked up for them. With the right upbringing and appropriate training, they can bring some things to the owner. Vindictiveness and resentment are not inherent in the character of Siberians. Children are not harmed, even if they are actively squeezed. Suitable as pets for families with and without children.
4. Bengal cat
The main thing in education Bengal cat – love and affection, as well as a fair attitude. In this case, the pet will grow into a completely family pet. The breed was bred with the participation of a leopard cat and several domestic breeds (Abyssinian, Egyptian Mau, Burmese and American shorthair).
The appearance of the pets suggests wildness and aggressiveness, but upon closer acquaintance with the representatives of this breed, it turns out that the kittens are affectionate and kind. Bengalis require attention, so people familiar with the breed should have such a pet. Animals quickly get used to the owner.
Bengal kittens are prone to mood swings. Sometimes they seek solitude, but most of the time they still spend with the owner who takes care of them. Pets are talkative, love not only to purr, but also to meow, accompany their actions and requests with sounds. During a meal, it is better not to approach them, they can growl and even snap if a person or other pet approaches the plate. It is very difficult to scare Bengal cats, they are brave and fearless, but at the same time they rarely show aggression.
An active character leads to the fact that a long stay of a pet alone ends in complete chaos in the apartment. Representatives of this breed are smart and curious, so learning various tricks is easy. They can be taught to use the toilet and even flush after themselves. They do an excellent job of opening doors, they can turn off the lights, the main thing is to be patient during training.
The danger of the breed is that, in the absence of upbringing, pets show bad manners: they can climb directly on the owner’s clothes or skin, take a dip in the bath, recruited for the owner, or even wash their paws in the toilet. Their love for water treatments requires special human control.
They quickly find a common language with other pets. They arrange races with dogs across the territory, but with cats they can sort things out in a fight. They attack only weaker rivals; when they see a more powerful cat, they prefer to hide.
Jungle cats are on the verge of extinction and are listed in the Red Book. The size of the cats is quite impressive, the weight of an adult individual reaches 13 kg. Such pets are not taken to the apartment because of excessive aggressiveness, but they take part in breeding domestic breeds. The jungle cat genes are found in Stone Cougars, Jung Hurl and Abyssinian kittens.
2. Stone cougar
Thrill-seekers can purchase a Stone Cougar cat as a pet. This hybrid of a wild and domestic cat recognizes only one person as its owner. He feels antipathy to the rest of the family, and does not recognize young children, considering them to be rivals. Therefore, it is better not to have such a kitten in a family with children.
If you still want this particular kitten, then it is better to acquire it very small, under the age of 3 months and only in an elite cattery, so the risk of buying a completely wild animal is reduced.
The new breed was bred in 2003. In breeding Chausie was attended by jungle and domestic cats. Representatives of the breed turned out to be very large, the weight of adults depends on gender and ranges from 10-15 kg. Kittens of this breed were included in the top 5 most expensive pets. It is very difficult to acquire them, since nurseries engaged in breeding this breed in the post-Soviet countries are presented in single copies.
Chausi are very fond of water procedures, so they boldly jump into the bath. Jumping a great distance for these pets will not be difficult, so even a vase on the highest cabinet in an apartment may not survive. Pets are very thrifty, like dogs they hide food for a rainy day. The owner during the general cleaning can reveal more than one cache of rotten food.
The main danger is that wild blood is present in the genes of this cat. This leads to the commission of actions that are unacceptable for pets, but proper upbringing and constant human control can correct the situation. Animals become sociable and affectionate, and people instill a culture of behavior in them.
A pet is a separate person, not a living toy. All family members will have to reckon with the character of the cat. Therefore, if people are not ready for such responsibility, it is not necessary to attribute the failures of education to the complex nature of the pet.