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Domestic Shorthair


A Playful Cat

Calm, Outgoing, Quiet

Originating after the Pilgrims arrived to the United States in the 1600s on the Mayflower, this cat was developed from a mix of other cats. They vary in temperament and can be playful, affectionate, quiet, docile, or calm. They are ideal for first time cat owners, singles, and families. They are compatible with children and other pets in the household. Their short and sleek coats are available in many colors and grooming is minimal.

Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium to large, Broad chest, Strong Coat:Short, Dense, Fine, Even texture

Length of fur

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

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    History for the Domestic Shorthair coming soon.

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    Signs to watch out for are coming soon for the Domestic Shorthair.

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To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Cat Breed Guide References here.

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