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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthaired Group.

Weight:

Approximately 8-20 pounds.

Height:

European Shorthairs tend to be slightly larger than average as compared to other cats.

Color(s):

These cats are available in many different colors, but black and blue are seen most frequently.


Coat:

European Shorthairs have dense double coats of fine hair.


Overview

Character:

European Shorthairs are active and playful cats. Highly intelligent, these cats are curious and like to explore. European Shorthairs are great companions for children and families.

Country of Origin:

Sweden.

History:

The history of this breed stretches back to ancient times and the ancestors of the modern-day European Shorthair were likely transported out of Egypt by the Romans. Today's European Shorthair likely originated in Sweden where it has been present for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. This breed was first registered in 1946.

Name:

Originally called the Swedish Housecat.

Temperament:

This breed is known for its gentle, easy-going disposition. European Shorthairs are carefree cats but are somewhat more reserved than British or American Shorthairs.


Care

Training:

European Shorthairs are highly intelligent and usually quite trainable.

Activity:

While more reserved than their American and British cousins, European Shorthairs are still very active and playful cats.

Ownership:

European Shorthairs are loving and affectionate companions. These cats get along well with children and make excellent playmates. European Shorthairs love to be around their human family members.


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