Lap Cat Breeds We Love

There’s nothing more irresistible than a cute cat that wants to curl up in your lap. Many cats are known for their distant, independent nature. However, some cat breeds enjoy snuggling more than others. While every cat is different, these breeds are known for their cuddly, affectionate nature.


Sweet and personable, this rare breed hails from France. Known for their beautiful blue coat and Halloween eyes, this breed is highly affectionate and loves to follow their family from room to room. They are quiet, gentle, and get along well with other pets and children.  They won’t judge you for Netflix binges – as long as they can cuddle up on your lap.


Despite being on of the most popular breeds around, little is known of its history. This glamorous feline became popular during the Victorian era. Though their coat may be high maintenance, their personality is not. With their cute, fluffy face and soft voice, this cuddly cat will melt your heart.


Floppy and relaxed, this breed is known for going limp with pleasure whilst being cuddled in your arms. Ragdolls are big cats who love people, including children, and they even get along well with dogs. This friendly feline is eager to follow you wherever you go – they’ll greet you at the door, play fetch, can be trained to walk on a leash, and will sleep with you at night. They are suitable to most lifestyles and make excellent travel companions.


All Burmese are descended from a single chocolate-colored cat brought from Burma in the 1920s or 30s. Stocky but athletic, this cat is a natural entertainer that thrives on attention. They’re talkative and cuddly, but they don’t like being left alone. Just one look into those striking yellow eyes and their wish will be your command.

Maine Coon

Likely the oldest cat breed native to North America, the Maine Coon is a plus-sized lap cat. Curious but chill, they’ll take and interest in what you’re doing without being too demanding. Maine Coons get along well with children, dogs, and other cats. They have a unique form of communication, as they have a chirping trill rather than a meow. This breed loves to travel and is an excellent companion for any adventure.


Though often confused with their cousins, the Ragdoll, Ragamuffins are a different breed that come in a wider variety of colors and patterns. Though not much is know about their origin, they are often mistaken for Velcro – they love to follow people wherever they go. Ragamuffins cannot get enough cuddles, and they adore getting special attention.


Outgoing and active, this breed loves to spend time with its people and everything they do. If they can’t cuddle on your lap, they don’t mind hitching a ride on your shoulder. Friendly and welcoming, this breed loves to greet guests and play with children and other cats.

Exotic Shorthair

Often called the “lazy man’s Persian”, this breed has the look of a Persian without the hassle of grooming. Lively and playful, they can spend hours chasing a fishing pole toy, but they’re also content to stay in your lap. They are sweet, gentle, and soft, making this breed irresistibly squeezable.