Here are the Top 10 Cat Breeds that just can’t get enough of the wet stuff.
This big, furry lug was a popular ship’s cat in his native New England. No self-respecting sea captain left on a voyage without one. The Maine Coon boasts a dense, water-repellent coat that comes in many colors and patterns.
It has an un-kitty-like affinity for water, and has even been known to catch fish in lakes and streams.
(Watch out if you have an aquarium!) Cousin to the Maine Coon, he also sports a thick coat that repels water.
Well designed by nature for an outdoor life, the Norweigan Forest Cat can also be happy as an indoor cat, provided it has lots of room to play, and plenty of things to climb on. This kitty likes to survey its kingdom from on high - a stimulating environment with plenty of toys and especially things to climb on will be much appreciated.
8. Abyssinian: The adventurous Aby hails from Indian Ocean coastal areas, so it’s no surprise that he takes to water play. It’s likely that this energetic and fun-loving cat came to Europe by ship in the 19th century, which may have reinforced his comfort with the wet stuff. Don’t be surprised when your Aby learns to turn on the faucet so he can have his own personal water park.
His tricolor coat of red and black on a white background also comes in other colors and patterns and is water-resistant.
This cat has the exotic appearance of a small wildcat, and indeed he was created by crossing an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic feline. The breed today doesn’t retain any wild blood, but that heritage is probably the source of the Bengal’s love of water. If given half a chance, he will happily join you in the bath or shower.
This short-tailed cat is the result of a natural genetic mutation. Along with that mutation, apparently, came a love of water. He can often be found dunking his toys in water. The American Bobtail has a shaggy coat that comes in short and medium lengths and any color or pattern.
This large, active, and curious cat was created by crossing the serval, a small wild cat, with domestic cats. That no doubt accounts for the pleasure he takes in playing with and in water. He is very smart and can be a handful. The Savannah stands out for his boldly marked coat, long neck, and large ears.
Don’t let his delicate, beautiful appearance fool you. Like his cousin the Turkish Van, the Angora is fond of water and will play in it readily.
He swims through life in a long, silky coat that comes in many more colors than the trademark white for which he is known.
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