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post #31 of 39
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Thanks for the suggustions hurdyburdy- I think the american bobtails have too much coat (undercoat) for me, but I'll look into the japanese bobtails

So far this is the revised list (in alphabetical order):
Abyssinian
Burmese (traditional, not contemporary)
Cornish Rex
Egyptian Mau
European Burmese
Tonkinese

I've gone from 6....to a list of 6 The ocicat got the boot, because they might be too active and more interested in play vs. affection. The BSH got booted because I think they will be too quiet and less active/interested in following me around. j

Art
post #32 of 39
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ooo.... i thought Bengal is a lap cat since the only one i saw would sleep on her owner's lap when she is watching TV
There are always exceptions and each cat does have their own personality. There's a lovely 18lb Bengal stud I see at shows who is as laid back as they come, he gets passed around and just lays there purring. He lays there like a Ragdoll
post #33 of 39
I am going to second the poster that recommended a Devon Rex to you. I have a Devon and his personality is "textbook." He is the sweetest, most loving little creature. He is playful but not Energizer Bunny crazy. He can definitely hold his own in a conversation also. Devon kittens go through a molt (but are not completely hairless like a sphynx) and their adult coat comes in later on by about 2 years of age. We can hold him and not be covered in hair and his coat feels like crushed velvet. I find their unique look with teh large eyes and ears and wavy coat endearing. He is also a cat that enjoys human company and laps more than anything in the world. My favorite is too see his long Devon tail "wag" when he is happy. He his personality has even won over my hubby who WAS anti-cat before Jack came into our lives. And nothing scares little Jack, not even the vacuum cleaner or blow dryer, LOL. When we have company he runs to the door and follows at our heels when we walk through the house. Devons also come in every color of the rainbow.

I encourage you to look into Devons. You may find what you are looking for
I see you are in Alabama. My little Jack came from a wonderful cattery in North Alabama. If you want her info, feel free to PM me.
post #34 of 39
I see that no one has recommended the Havana Brown ( a little rare, but noted for dog-like traits.)
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I see that no one has recommended the Havana Brown ( a little rare, but noted for dog-like traits.)
Good point - I hadn't thought of that, we don't have them here. To us the Havana is a chocolate Ori, the Havana Brown comes I believe from exports of early UK Havana Ori breeding stock but has been bred to produce a more cobby cat, but I imagine it has a similar dog-like and affectionate personality.
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post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Cattiew View Post
ooo.... i thought Bengal is a lap cat since the only one i saw would sleep on her owner's lap when she is watching TV. but is it not normal? i know they play lot and i have heard some can be quite aggressive towards people. what's Bengal's like mostly? are they good with kids as well? will it be more like a dominant pet in a household?
Maybe you can start a seperate thread asking about the bengal personality. Then the members here that own bengals can chime in with answers and their experiences.

That way this thread doesn't go off topic.
post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the additional info and recs.

I like the looks of the havana, but I haven't heard anything about them being known for being affectionate... But will look into. They are far less oriental in type than those in the UK I believe.

Lilypug- I'll pm you. Although I like the looks of the cornish more, I am definately open to looking at Devons. I have heard that many devons have poor coat, or experience coat problems (which I haven't heard about the cornish).

Art
post #39 of 39
IMO Cornish hold coats better then Devons, but in both breeds you need to be careful of which breeders you are working with. I researched my rexes very heavily cause I did NOT want coat problems. I know some cornish breeders that I would not buy from (coat and health (heart) problems) but many others have "older" lines which hold coat a lot better.

Cornish or Devon has the same personalities - just depends on if you want a cobby body type or a "greyhound" body type.

If you want a lap cuddler and at nite under the cover cat - go with the rexes
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