Image Credit: PixabayThe beautiful Birman comes from Burma, now called Myanmar, where they were kept as temple cats.

That might be a myth, but the Birman’s outgoing and playful attitude makes them a perfect choice of cat for a home with dogs.

They make a great addition to a house with a dog, as they’ll always be ready for a game and will be happy to learn tricks alongside their canine friends.

Image Credit: Viktor Sergeevich, ShutterstockThe stunning Bombay breed was originally created in the 1950s by crossing black American Shorthairs with sable Burmese cats.

These energetic and affectionate cats are adaptable, which makes them the perfect choice of cat for a busy, multi-pet household.

Image Credit: PxHereThe history of this iconic breed stretches back to the cats that came to America on the Pilgrim ships of 1620.

Temperament Adaptable and friendly Shedding Medium to high Weight 7-12 pounds Lifespan 15-20 years

Image Credit: KlausHausmann, PixabayThis all-American breed has been around since the 1800s, when they were prized for their ability to keep farms and ships free from rodents.

Image Credit: dien, ShutterstockThis hardy breed hails from subarctic Siberia, where their thick and waterproof coat kept them protected from the harsh weather.

Image Credit: NANCY AYUMI KUNIHIRO, ShutterstockJapanese Bobtails have been found in Japan for at least 1,000 years, and they are a popular symbol of luck.

Image Credit: Bigger Fisher, PxhereThe Tonkinese blends the Burmese and Siamese breeds to create a loving and outgoing cat with plenty to say!

They don’t enjoy being left home alone all day, so having a canine companion can be a good way to help them stay happy and occupied.

Temperament Outgoing and energetic Shedding Low to medium Weight 6-12 pounds Lifespan 10-16 years

Turkish Angoras are charming but also determined, so if they’ve decided that it’s dinner time, you’d best listen because they won’t give up until you feed them!

Temperament Playful and affectionate Shedding Low to medium Weight 5-9 pounds Lifespan 12-18 years

They even love playing fetch, so you might want to set up backyard training sessions where your dog and cat can learn together!

Image Credit: Veera, ShutterstockThe distinctive Deon Rex was discovered in 1959 and their curly coat is the result of a naturally occurring genetic mutation.

Their thin coats mean they love to find warm spots for a nap, and they may just end up using your dog as a cozy pillow!

Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured).

Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.