8 Cat Breeds That Enjoy Water and Swimming

Turkish Van

Often referred to as the "Swimming Cat," the Turkish Van has a water-resistant coat and a natural love for swimming.

Maine Coon

Known for their large size and friendly nature, Maine Coons are also known to enjoy playing in water and may even join you in the shower or bath.


 With their wild ancestry, Bengals have a curiosity and fearlessness that often extends to water activities. Many Bengals enjoy playing in sinks, fountains, or even swimming pools.


Abyssinians are active and adventurous cats that may not hesitate to dip their paws into water. Some Abyssinians have been known to enjoy swimming as well.

American Bobtail

These cats have a playful and outgoing personality, and some enjoy splashing around in water. They are known for their love of interactive play, including water games.

Japanese Bobtail

Similar to their American counterparts, Japanese Bobtails are curious and intelligent cats that may enjoy playing with water.


Hailing from the cold climates of Russia, Siberian cats have water-resistant fur and may enjoy playing with water, especially if introduced to it at a young age.

Norwegian Forest Cat

With their thick, water-repellent fur and playful nature, Norwegian Forest Cats may be inclined to explore water sources like sinks or bathtubs.