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European Shorthair Temperament


European Shorthair cats are:

  • Active.

  • Clever.

  • Generous.

  • Affectionate.

  • Friendly.

The European Shorthair temperaments vary widely, developed from common domestic cats it is impossible to generalise with these animals. Typically the European Shorthair is playful and affectionate but equally happy to be off mousing.


Where does the European Shorthair come from?


The European Shorthair originates from Ancient Rome. It is believed they were originally bred in Rome to control the rodent problems and from there spread through Europe.


What type of Body does the European Shorthair have i.e. coat, patterns etc?


The European Shorthair body characteristics include:

  • A medium to large body.

  • Fairly large head.

  • Their ears are as long as they are wide at the base with a rounded tip.

  • Round eyes ranging in colours green, amber, blue, even odd eye colours occur.

  • Their coats are short, dense and glossy and also come in a variety of colours and patterns ranging from solid colours, black, blue and cream to tortie colours of black and blue, smoke with previously mentioned colours but with a silver base, tabby colours in all three patterns of blotched, mackerel and spotted also with silver referred to as silver tabby and bi-colours in all the solid colours mentioned above with white.

  • As mentioned above the European Shorthair cat comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns.


History of the European Shorthair?


Originating in Ancient Rome these cats spread across Europe as the Romans did.


Food the European Shorthair eats?


The European Shorthair will eat normal cat foods whether it’s a tined food or biscuit.


Is the European Shorthair an indoor or outdoor cat?


The European Shorthair, depending on your particular cat, is happy indoors or out.


Does the European Shorthair have health problem?


The European Shorthair is an easy cat to look after, their coats require little care other than occasional grooming to remove dead and old hair as they do not tangle and they don’t tend to get very dirty. For more details about European Shorthair, click here.

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