Comparative cat copaceticity
December 3, 2012 4:12 AM Subscribe
Researchers at the National Veterinary School of Alfort in Paris recently carried out a study of the friendliness of different cat breeds, surveying the owners of 129 cats about the cats' interactions with people. The survey determined that
pedigree cats are significantly friendlier than crossbreeds
, a difference which the researchers put down to pedigree kittens being left with their mothers for longer at a crucial developmental period and/or breeders selecting for friendliness as a genetic trait. The friendliest breed of cat is reportedly the sphynx
, an exotic hairless breed, possibly due to its reliance on proximity to humans to keep warm.
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