American Curl

American Curl

These medium-sized ideal companions are ideal for families and seniors that want a medium sized affectionate and playful cat.

Breed Overview

These playful and affectionate cats are known for the unusual curling of their ears. They curl back from the face toward the center of the back of their skulls. Originating in California during the 1980s, these medium sized cats are born with straight ears and within ten days, they curl. They are intelligent, independent, and are extremely compatible with other pets and children. They are ideal companions for first-time cat owners, families with children, singles with other pets, and retired seniors. These healthy and strong cats enjoy spending time with their owners. Coat care is minimal but weekly brushing is required.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Semi-foreign, rectangle
Coat: Silky, Minimal undercoat

Breed Traits

Health Concerns

Though the American Curl is susceptible to common ailments to which all cats are susceptible, there are no major known health concerns for American Curls.

Common Health Concerns for American Curl:
Less Common Concerns for American Curl:
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