"The dogs of the cat world," says Hodgson. They're family-friendly but unhealthy. Polycystic renal disease, hip dysplasia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy increase risk.
Savannahs resemble leopards and tigers. Hodgson thinks that's a plus. Hodgson feels hybrids can be violent and wild.
Siberians are very playful, they don't require much care, they're good with kids and other pets, affectionate, and love the outdoors
Family-friendly Norwegian woodland cats. Strong, loving, and robust. Hodgson says them kind, loyal, and outdoorsy. They need frequent grooming and kidney issues.
Ragdolls hide. Hodgson says kids adore their cuddliness and playfulness. They're tranquil, so relax all day. Unique eyes make some half blind.
Ragamuffins are social chairs if cats were humans. Messy but family-oriented. Shedding demands considerable cleaning. Like us, these cats enjoy others.
Chausie's too active—try British shorthair. This breed is laid-back. "They're suitable for a working individual because they don't require much attention."
Outdoorspeople, we found your pet. You'll have smart, sporty Chausies. Hodgson says hybrid cats are energetic and may attack when startled or agitated.
Turkish Angoras bond well with humans. "They have a playful, strong personality and can be very playful." They're deaf. Like Maine coon cats, they may develop hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
If you're looking for a cat that acts like a dog, consider bringing home an American bobtail. Due to health issues caused by a shorter spine, rumpies cannot breed, according to Hodgson.