As Dr. Marty Becker pointed out once, all cats are smart because who wouldn’t want to spend their days relaxing and being fed by their owners? However, some cats can in fact be smarter than others. In the past, a cat’s intelligence has been measured by their ability to learn and adapt to their environment. However, new research has shown a social nature also points to a more intelligent cat. So if you’re cat is good with people for example, that counts towards a higher intellect. These 10 cats (while not in any specific order) have been known to be amongst the smartest around…..
Cat Time calls this breed highly intelligent and inquisitive, and recommends that cat parents to this breed not only stay sharp, but have a sense of humor, since all those brains can lead Abyssinians into messy situations around the house
Among the most intelligent, especially when it comes to interspecies interactions. Smart Living notes that Bengals have three A personalities: they’re active, agile and alert.
Their independent nature means they’re okay having alone time. Don’t be fooled though, these cats aren’t loners. They are very social and get along perfectly with other cats and dogs. Via
Cornish Rex Cats
A Cornish Rex is known by it’s distinctive coat of fur which needs no grooming. These cats love being the center of attention and are good in households with children. They are great around active people and even families with other pets.
Smart Living notes that the Savannah is the number one smartest cat breed around, specifically citing a dog-like personality. Like all smart cats, Savannahs are also mischievous and are therefore recommended only for experienced cat owners. Learn to train!
Scottish Fold Cats
The friendly, laidback Scottish Fold is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect, and he likes to play and is capable of learning tricks.
The Sphynx is known to be one of the most loyal cat breeds around. They are extremely friendly and also great for entertaining guests. They are not afraid of new people in the least.
The Singapura is playful and smart and can be a good friend to a child who treats him nicely. He’s one of those cats who enjoys playing fetch and learning tricks, and his energy level means he won’t wear out before the child does.
This is a cat who will follow you around, ride on your shoulder and be involved in all family activities. He likes meeting people and is not the type of cat who will be satisfied to stay home alone all the time
Turkish Van Cats–
When he is properly socialized in kittenhood, this is a social and affectionate cat who is strongly attached to members of his family, although he may choose one or two as his favorites. He is highly active and athletic. Via