The 10 Most Energetic Cat Breeds

| Published on January 8, 2015

Every owner has their ideal cat. Some want a more relaxed feline to share the couch with, while others enjoy the quirky personalities of energizer kitties. If you’re looking for a feline companion that will keep you on your toes and even enjoy going out for walks with you, check out our list below!

#1 – Abyssinian


Considered to be the athlete of the feline world, Abyssinians live for fun! They are known to play like kittens well into their older years. They’d rather run than nap, and enjoy spending this time with their owners.

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#2 – Japanese Bobtail


The Japanese Bobtail is a unique breed known for its love of water. They’re friendly and active, and enjoy swimming as well as playing fetch with their owners! Many people think they’re much more like dogs than cats!

#3 – American Shorthair


This is another breed that falls into favor among dog lovers due to their social and playful personalities. They can also be taught to play fetch and enjoy going for walks with their owners. If you feel like hanging out inside, American Shorthairs are perfectly fine running around the house by themselves.

Photo by Lisa Campeau

#4 – Turkish Angora


This beautiful breed has a fun-loving personality and will try to get you to play all day long. They enjoy going for walks with their owners or playing with toys throughout the house and yard. They also find great fun in snuggling with their owners, making them a great family companion for children.

#5 – Manx


Manx is another bob-tailed cat breed that thoroughly enjoys spending every waking moment with their owners. They aren’t known to nap often, and can be taught to go on walks and car rides with their owners and are pleased to meet strangers as well.

Photo by A. Davey

#6 – Siberian Cat


The Siberian is one of the most adventurous of all cat breeds, and will gladly show you the way to the ultimate fun. They’re playful and tough, so they can roughhouse with you, other cats, and even your dogs!

Photo by Mikael Altemark

#7 – Savannah


These cats are hybrids related to the African Serval, which means they’re likely to be full of energy and ready to go anytime, anywhere. Although they’ve recently been bred to have a more docile personality, many of them are still some of the most adventurous around.

Photo by Will Wade

#8 – Bombay


These little cats make great active companions, and enjoy leash walks and car rides. They can also easily be taught to play fetch, and enjoy spending their time with their human companions.

Photo by Se Re

#9 – Birman


The Birman is perhaps the most outgoing of cat breeds, being easily adaptable and eager to play anytime. They enjoy spending their time with their owners, be it learning tricks of playing with toys.

Photo by Kristin Kokkersvold

#10 – Ocicat


Although not related to the Ocelot, the Ocicat shares the same adventurous temperament as their wild counterparts. This makes them very dog-like and a great choice for someone looking for an exotic-looking feline they can take for walks and play with.

Photo by Jumilla

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