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Short Hair Cats

In Part 3 of our tour of the domestic cat breeds we look at the more independent short hair cats. More active than their long hair counterparts, but way more demanding in their desire for attention.

Featured Short Hair Cats

American Shorthair
British Shorthair
Abyssinian
Bombay
Egyptian Mau
European Burmese
Exotic
Havana Brown
Ocicat
Singapura



American Shorthair

Can be very playful but when it suits him not you. This is a robust active cat breed.

British Shorthair

Photo by Fred Fokkelman

The clumsy cat, not known for its grace and beauty, more for its skills in hunting and it's ability to organise the whole family.

Abyssinian

Photo by Hervé de Brabanderé

This one needs company and if left alone may become depressed, but don’t expect them to want to curl up on your lap, they are far too busy for that. Busy checking out the nest for chicks maybe?

Bombay

The Bombay cat is a black cat that has a very strange meow and purrs like a chainsaw. This one is very vocal and likes to be warm so fireside chats are in order.

Egyptian Mau

... in the beginning there was a cat...yep this may well be the one where it all began (surprise, surprise it wasn’t the Siamese). It certainly looks like it could have been the one that started it all, with an almost wild cat appearance. The Egyptian Mau has a repartee of sounds second to none in the cat world.

European Burmese

Photo by Flavio Takemoto

These are very touchy feely cats who love lovin. Although you as their owner may be number one in their lives don’t be too jealous, they are not the most faithful of cat breeds as long as they are getting and giving love they don’t care where it is coming from.

Exotic

This is the short haired version of the Persian, in other words it looks like ET . They are sweeter and more playful than the Persian.

Havana Brown

It sounds like a cigar, but no it is a brown cat. They must be the Libras of the cat community as they have the most balanced personality of all the cat breeds. They also have a tendency to completely freak you out by using their paws like hands.

Ocicat

Photo by Kris Szkurlatowski

Does look like a wild cat but it has no wild cat genes in its makeup. This designer cat only really comes in 3 colours but the combination of those colours totals 24, very confusing I know.

Singapura

I think that one of my adopted cats must have had some of this in him. I would wake up with him grooming my hair. He would love to groom us whenever he got the chance, it was his way of showing his love. The nurses of the felines.

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