Cats are not known for being the friendliest creatures but it seems some breeds are more friendly than others. If you are choosing a cat for its temperament the Sphynx comes out as the friendliest. The study recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour ranked 129 cats from different breeds according to their nature. Pure bred cats ranked better with the Sphynx coming out top followed by Maine Coons and Persians. The domestic moggy scored the lowest out of the breeds.
I’m unconvinced the results are down to the breed of cats. Personally all of my cats have been domestic moggies and whilst some of them are not the friendliest creatures in the world, others are much more amicable. I think cats like people all have their own individual personalities, just as there are arseholes in the human world, so there are in the cat world. My cat Ollie is a perfect example of this whereas you couldn’t have a more loveable cat than my other cat Willow.