Help me with choosing a breed

Okay. I would love to get a cat. I have a rather small apartment, but hopefully I'd be moving out in a year or two. I spent the last few days trying to determine which cat breed would be the best choice, and I am even more confused than before. I have always had cats, but they were ordinary cats picked up from containers, cleaned and fed. But now I'd like to have a breed.

So. I'm looking for the love of my life. Long-semi long hair, intelligent, lap cat. Someone who can listen to me while I study aloud all day long, meow here and there agreeing with me, and demanding attention. He would be alone about 3-5 hours every day. Sometimes maybe 7. He wouldn't be allowed outside, since sadly, there is no outside here. He would get all the love I have.

At one point I loved the idea of getting a Norwegian forest cat, but then I realized how huge they can get, and decided to hold that thought for a while. On my chosen list are also: Turkish Angora and Van, Korat, Birman, Ragdoll, Russian Blue and Chartreux. Yes, I understand that not all of them have the length of hair I'd prefer, and some of them don't score the highest on intelligence.

What  do you think would be the best option? Maybe another breed I didn't take under consideration? Thank you a lot.

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PawLove

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Reply To: PawLove

Oh, and only one more question. How big do Norwegian forest cats actually get? I mean in cm and kgs. Because I couldn't really seem to find a direct answer to this one.

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DiHarr65

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Reply To: PawLove

You should look into getting a Maine Coon.  They are a lot like the Norwegian Forest Cat too, but a bit smaller, if  you get a female.  We rescued a little Maine Coon, I have used her picture as my profile so you could see her.  She is an adult, 6 lbs and full of fun.  She talks a little, not too much, but when she wants attention, you know about it.  She will come up, put her paws on my face or stand between me and my computer/book, or whatever it is I am doing that she is trying to take my attention away from.  She has 3 types of fur on her coat, has fur over the pads on her feet and her tail looks like a feather duster.  She is cute as a button.  The boys in this breed are known to grow to 20+ lbs, but the girls don't get much bigger than 7 or 8 lbs.  Her coat does need brushed a lot, so make sure you start this as a kitten, so she will enjoy it.  She sleeps a lot of the day, plays with toys and runs around like she has lost her mind at certain times of the day. 
I rescued Roxy and suggest you try to find a rescue for this breed to adopt from.  I have seem this breed for rescue on Petfinder.com, so you may want to do a search in your area on petfinder.com to see where the closest rescue is.  This way you can save a cat, open up a space at a rescue and you won't have to pay the huge fees that breeders want for their kittens ... just pay the rescue fee from the shelter/rescue.  Good luck.
 

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