One of the best cats I've ever had jumped into my car at the co-op one day when I went to get feed. I'm guessing he'd be called a domestic shorthair, I don't know. He's almost a blue color (like a light Russian Blue) with cream under his chin and a little on his chest and some faint Tabby stripes. He's an amazing mouser and a bit of a weirdo. He loves cracked corn, I'm assuming since that was a main part of his diet at the co-op while he was fending for himself? And he likes to hop up on my shoulder and ride around while I'm out doing chores.
I think the best breed of cat is one you can rescue and give a good home to. All of our cats have been rescues, and they all have seemed grateful. Well, at least as grateful as a cat can be
(this is him after getting his nails trimmed, and a bath.)
He goes limp when I bathe him and doesn't viciously attack you like some other breeeds (and ALL my male lynx point siamese i've had over the years, have had a similar attitude about nail trims and bathing.)
He's great with babies of all species. And will come find me and howl at me if the baby is crying and I walk into another room. He's' a good "daddy" cat.
He's also lazy, and fat - we put him on a diet and he started getting into the trash and dog food... The other lynx point siamese I've had, aren't as into food as he is - but he was a rescue I got between 6-9 months old and he'd been nearly starved as a kitten - so his being fat now has a lot to do with that. (He's still on a diet and is still over 25lbs. Lynx point siamese average 8-16 lbs... He just is an over achiever. Even if I slimmed up way up, he's be closer to 20lbs.)
I'm a fan of big cats that kids can hug and if you trip over them you don't hurt them.