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8 Cat Breeds with the Friendliest Personalities

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 9: First and foremost, any breed of cat can make a wonderful pet. How friendly and open to human interaction your cat is will depend on the specific cat and, more importantly, on the environment you provide for your furry friend. 'While [some] breeds are noted for being friendly, almost any cat can grow to be friendly and affectionate if given the proper socialization and nurturing when young,' says Mark D. Freeman, DVM, Assistant Professor at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 'The right types of interactions and positive feedback can... [help] any cat become a friendly, outgoing, and affectionate pet.' But if you want to maximize your chances of your pet being as friendly as possible, these are the breeds that experts say tend to have the friendliest dispositions. Plus, find out some things your cat wishes it could tell you.

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First and foremost, any breed of cat can make a wonderful pet. How friendly and open to human interaction your cat is will depend on the specific cat and, more importantly, on the environment you provide for your furry friend. 'While [some] breeds are noted for being friendly, almost any cat can grow to be friendly and affectionate if given the proper socialization and nurturing when young,' says Mark D. Freeman, DVM, Assistant Professor at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. 'The right types of interactions and positive feedback can... [help] any cat become a friendly, outgoing, and affectionate pet.' But if you want to maximize your chances of your pet being as friendly as possible, these are the breeds that experts say tend to have the friendliest dispositions. 
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