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10 Feline Breeds That Actually Like Water

Introduction

Contrary to popular belief, some cat breeds have a natural affinity for water. Here are ten feline breeds known for their love of water and aquatic activities.

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Maine Coon

Maine Coons are one of the largest domestic cat breeds and are excellent swimmers, often enjoying water play and even swimming in pools or ponds.

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Turkish Van

The Turkish Van is famously dubbed the "swimming cat" for its love of water. Its unique coat texture is water-resistant, making it an adept swimmer.

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Bengal

Bengal cats are highly energetic and intelligent, known for their curiosity and playful nature in water, often joining their owners in the shower or bathtub.

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Abyssinian

While not all Abyssinians enjoy water, some are intrigued by running water and may dip their paws in sinks or play in shallow pools.

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Savannah

Savannah cats are hybrids with wild ancestry, and many enjoy water play and may even swim if introduced to it at a young age.

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Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cats have dense, water-resistant coats and are known to enjoy playing with water and may even enjoy swimming.

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American Bobtail

American Bobtails are playful and intelligent cats that may enjoy playing in water, especially if introduced to it in a positive and gradual manner.

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Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtails are active and sociable cats that may enjoy water play, particularly if it involves interactive toys or games.

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