These are 10 of the friendliest cat breeds in the UK - do you agree?

International Cat Day takes place annually on 8 August, with people around the globe celebrating everything they love about their feline friends


But have you ever wondered if certain breeds of cat are friendlier than others? These are the 10 friendliest cat breeds, according to pet food company Purina.

Abyssinian cats are joyful, intelligent and friendly and will always stay within petting distance of their owner (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Ragdolls love plenty of cuddles and are recognised as one of the friendliest cat breeds. They love to spend time with their owner and will even follow them around (Photo: Shutterstock)
Persian cats love to sit on your lap and have a cuddle, and are a very relaxed and friendly cat breed (Photo: Shutterstock)
Burmese cats love attention and like to be around their owner. They are one of the most affectionate cat breeds and love to have cuddles. They’re also great around kids (Photo: Shutterstock)
Chartreux cats often wait patiently for their owner to come home and are always on their best behaviour. They are friendly companions and will become instantly devoted to their human family (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Exotic Shorthair cat is closely related to Persian cats and are therefore similar in their quiet and sweet nature. They love play time and are loyal, affectionate companions (Photo: Shutterstock)
Main Coon cats are friendly and loyal, but also have an independent streak. They love cuddles in your lap and are also a very intelligent cat breed (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Scottish Fold is happiest when next to their human owners and they show their affectionate nature to everyone in the family (Photo: Shutterstock)
Siamese cats are very social and intelligent, and are also fond of humans. They are not too keen on being left home alone and will need company in the form of humans, or at least with another fellow Siamese cat (Photo: Shutterstock)
Sphynx cats love attention, and are very playful and chatty. Sphynx cats are one of the most undemanding and friendly cat breeds (Photo: Shutterstock)