Does your cat bring you slippers and a fresh newspaper in the morning? No? Perhaps she knows the Sit and Fetch commands? No again? Congratulations, you've got a surprisingly smart animal, because the most intelligent cats do not exchange their IQ for such trifles.
The intelligence of a cat is manifested in other ways. But even knowing which breeds of cats are the most intelligent and smart, there will be champions among them - not just smart cats, but the most brainy ones!
By the way, felinology for several decades assured us that the older the breed, the more intelligence its representatives demonstrate. That is why for a long time it was believed that oriental cat breeds are smartest.
But in the 21st century, it's the Eastern breeds that took several spots in the Top 10 most intelligent cat breeds.
Despite their rather large size, Norwegian forest cats are flexible, patient in nature and can stoically tolerate excessive attention from playful children.
This cat is a wonderful hunter. She loves to "talk", loves the company of people, but doesn’t let strangers close to herself. Surprisingly loyal to the owner, she likes to follow him on the heels.
Despite the fact that Norwegian forest cats have high intelligence and excellent memory, it is unlikely that they can be taught tricks, as they are easily distracted. Of course, they will learn to use the litter box, but you will have to forget about training.
Graceful and incredibly sociable, the Orientals are another contender for the title of “The Most Intelligent Cats”. This breed makes a lot of sounds, each of which is endowed with meaning. So, if you are a happy owner of an oriental cat, be sure: it meows for a reason, most likely, the pet wants to tell you something.
Perhaps this is not the smartest cat in the world, but definitely they are definitely the most sensitive. Oriental cats are playful and temperament. They are affectionate and kind, but they can not be forced to anything, otherwise they will take revenge.
Who remembers his name the first time? The Siberian cat! Who has a great memory? The Siberian cat!. Yes, sometimes it seems that the Siberian cat thinks through her every step before taking something. Who knows, maybe this is so. Generations of hunters accustomed the modern Siberian cat to use caution in actions and deliberation in decision making. At the same time, despite innate caution, Siberian cats get along well with young children, sometimes playing the role of a nanny.
Active Abyssinian will not tire of surprising their owner with their ingenuity and curiosity. They will probably find out what is inside the flower pot and how to climb the highest cabinet. Curiosity is in the blood of the Abyssinian. But she will not bring your slippers to you. And not because he does not understand the task, but because it is below her dignity. But an abandoned toy? Definitely!
Her intelligence does not allow her to simply sit. Smart cat breeds are smart because they are never bored. The Abyssinian prefers to participate in all household chores. By the way, they communicate well with dogs, and sometimes it seems that they even joke with them!
The Turkish Angora is a highly intelligent breed of cat known for its affectionate nature, adaptability, and high level of energy.
The Turkish Angora is also extremely intelligent and they attempt to manipulate their masters in order to achieve their goals.
Angora cats can be easily taught quite complicated games, open the water faucet with a paw when she wants to drink, close and open the doors without the help of the owner.
These cats are very elegant and love to meet the owner when they return from work, jumping into his arms, purring pleasantly.
The royal appearance of Maine Coon corresponds to the character of this cat. A cat that that knows its worth. Representatives of the breed, like dogs, understand their owners.
Calm, majestic and independent, these cats will not play and have fun all day, but will gladly walk through their domain, watching the household. Maine Coons easily learn to open doors and even windows on their own.
The Maine Coon has a wonderful memory and will hold a grudge.
It is generally accepted that Thai cat has a vary complex character: they are independent, self-sufficient and can stand up for themselves. However, these pets are very loyal to the owner and can be quite jealous.
The Thai cat is very smart, easy to teach and train, quickly remembers tasks. They can be trained to jump on your shoulder or through a hoop on a command, stand on their hind legs or take unusual poses.
These cats are very intelligent and subtly feel the mood of the owner. They like to be a part of everything that the owner does, follow him, actively play and participate in all family affairs during the day, and sleep at night. However, they do not need to be stroked and squeezed all the time. They are offended by rudeness, but they do not take revenge, but simply move away aristocratically.
The Bengal is perhaps best known for its exotic coat that resembles a jaguar or leopard. This breed originated from crossing a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat. Bengals are highly intelligent, athletic, and still a bit wild. They love to run, jump, climb, and play. They require ample space for exercise (especially vertical space), as well as mental challenges, such as puzzle games.
For these cats, it’s not a problem to open a closed door, put their toys in a box, and find a hidden objects.
The Savannah cat is a rare and exotic breed with high intelligence. Developed by crossing African servals with domestic cats, this large breed kept some of its wild side in appearance and attitude. These cats aren't for everyone. They need lots of space to run, jump, and play. And they get bored easily, requiring sufficient interaction and environmental stimulation.
These smart, quick-witted cats are easily trained, like to play with their owners like dogs, ride in a car, and they can be walked on a leash.