10 Meanest Cat Breeds Who'd Rather You Didn't Pet Them

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These cats are not your average lap cat. While cute and cuddly, these cats are also, well, how should we put it: feisty. Here are the 10 meanest cat breeds.

They say, "As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." Ah yes, indeed, every cat owner knows this saying about our feline friends can be quite true. After all, some cat breeds have a bad rep of being more than a little feisty!

As cat lovers know, every cat has their own unique personality. While these domestic cat breeds might seem like they like to cuddle, they are also known as the meanest cat breeds. That's right. These felines really embrace their wild cats' side -- these are definitely not your average lap cats!

Stay on your house cat's good side by knowing these top 10 most aggressive cat breeds. You might even get a snuggle in!

10 Meanest Cat Breeds

1. Siamese

Although Siamese cats are one of the most popular (and cutest!) cat breeds, it's general consensus that they are also the meanest -- that's why they landed as #1 on this list. Siamese are very territorial and get jealous quite easily: they tend to be a "one-person cat" and bond with one specific person but not be as nice to people they're not familiar with.

2. Sphynx

The Sphynx cat is one very demanding feline. These hairless cats like being the center of attention and can be quite needy and will act out aggressively to get what they want, earning them the number 2 spot on the meanest cat breeds list.

3. Bombay

Bombay cats are well-known to be attention-seeking. Even though they love being around people, they will also lash out and get mean when they're scared.

4. Bengal

With the Asian Leopard cat in their bloodlines, Bengal cats might be more "wild" than others. Despite being a great pet, these cats also have a mean streak -- they're quite demanding and might show aggressiveness at times.

5. Scottish Fold

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A Taylor Swift favorite, the Scottish Fold is a pretty famous (and so adorable!) cat breed. These kitties prefer the company of just their primary caregivers (or caregivER!) and will not really give anyone else the time of day.

6. Pixie-Bob

Although this feline is known for its love for playtime, the Pixie-Bob can be wary of strangers. These cats will use a bunch of different sounds (other than meows of course!) to communicate with you, which might include some mean growls too.

7. Egyptian Mau

It's no secret that ancient Egyptians worshipped cats, and this doesn't get more true with the Egyptian Mau. Bonding fiercely with their humans, this kitty gets shy around strangers; because of their protective nature, this cat breed will turn mean if you try to take something of theirs away.

8. American Wirehair

Having an independent streak, American Wirehair cats just want to be left alone sometimes and won't be shy about being mean and defending themselves when bothered or provoked... or if they feel uncomfortable around strangers.

9. Korat

The Korat is a cat that likes quiet environments, so they might get annoyed by loud noises and rowdy kids. When they're scared or aggravated, these cats will act meanly in self-defense.

10. Singapura

While the Singapura cat can be a lot of fun, this last cat breed can also be wary of strangers and will be aggressive and mean if they feel threatened. They're also easily startled, so be sure to socialize them properly at an early age -- if not, they might hide often!

Whether you have a cat that is one of these meanest cat breeds or a feline friend who didn't make the cut, all cat owners know that their fluffy friends have the potential to get a little grumpy every now and then, especially if you are not getting what they want fast enough.

Do you live with one of these "mean cat breeds"? Share your feline friend on our Wide Open Pets Facebook page!

This article was originally published on January 18, 2021.

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