11 Pairs of Cat Breeds That Even an Avid Cat Person Might Confuse

Unlike a lot of animals that humans have domesticated, like dogs and cattle, cats domesticated themselves. We co-existed for years before the felines chose us, forever. Of course, today, we can’t imagine our life without cats. And cat owners will tell you, each cat has a distinct personality. But some breeds look so much alike, it’s difficult to tell them apart.

We at Bright Side are cat fans too, but some cats tend to confuse us as well. Hopefully, this would make it easier for us and you, to know which breed is which.

1. Maine Coon and Norwegian Forest cat

11 Pairs of Cat Breeds That Even an Avid Cat Person Might Confuse

The Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest cat are both large with shaggy fur, so it’s understandable that we might confuse the 2.

But the Maine Coon’s head is more long than wide, with a wedge shape. It has high cheekbones and a stouter muzzle, and they are usually the larger of the 2 with large tufted ears that taper.

The Norwegian Forest cat is more compact and has a smaller, triangular head with rounded ears. It also has a longer and smoother coat.

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