The 7 Smartest Cat Breeds

How easily a cat can be trained, how well it gets along with other animals, and how well it adjusts to new situations are all better indicators of intelligence than how fast it can read a book.

Use our cat directory to learn about more high-IQ cat breeds. Our 5 star intelligence rating allows you to sort through all the different pedigree cat breeds to find the brightest.

An adult Abyssinian slinking up to the window and gazing outside

A relaxed and contented Siamese cat.

A Bengal cat that is both intelligent and friendly.

A smart, people-oriented black Burmese cat.

One curious and astute Cornish Rex

A Scottish Fold cat that needs human interaction to survive.