Domestic shorthaired cat

A domestic shorthaired cat is a cat fancy term used to describe a shorthaired cat that does not have a pedigree or belong to a recognized cat breed.

Domestic shorthaired cats are characterised by a wide range of colouring and typically 'revert to type' after a few generations, which means they express their coats as a tabby cat. This can be any colour or combination of colours. They also exhibit a wide range of physical characteristics and, as a result, domestic shorthaired cats in different countries tend to look different in body shape and size, as they are working from differing gene pools. Domestic shorthaired cats cats in Asia tend to have a build similar to a purebred Siamese cat or Tonkinese cat, while European and American varieties have a thicker, heavier build.

  Abyssinian. The Abyssinian cat is known for its elegance. Slender muscular body and expressive eyes are a stunning feature of this cat.

  American Curl. In 1981 appeared the first cat with a "curly" ears. They were representatives of the breed American Curl. The origin of this breed put a stray cat with curled ears, discovered in 1981 in California.

  American Shorthair. The cat could be found on the ranch, farms, houses or barns around where she carried out "sanitary protection", tirelessly fighting mice and other rodents, and becoming a strong, stable, healthy breed. In 1900 was registered the first American Shorthair.

  American Bobtail. Homeland American Bobtail is considered the United States. See photos of the American Bobtail.

  American Wirehair. The American Wirehair is a breed of domestic cat originating in upstate New York.

  Bengal cat. The Bengal is a hybrid breed of domestic cat. Bengals result from crossing a domestic feline with an Asian leopard cat (ALC), Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis.