It feels as if there is a time when shorthair cat breeds were the only domestic cats you can find. However, with breeding developments, there are many longhair cats which are more commonly kept as pets. Breeds of short hair cats are found all over the world, from the UK to Australia. There are also different types of short hair cats. Some, like the American Shorthair or the British Shorthair, have a particular morphology which makes them immediately recognizable. Then you have mixed breed cats known simply as the Domestic Shorthair.
Whatever the breed of short hair cat, they have their own specific characteristics, personality traits and care requirements. It's important to note before you think about adopting a cat that just because they have short hair, doesn't mean they don't need cared for in terms of their coat and physical needs. Keep reading to find out more.

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