What is special about this breed?
Cinderella with a big heart
It looks like a conventional “domestic cat” at first glance, but has been a recognized breed with its own standard since 1982, which today is bred mainly in Scandinavia.
European Shorthair may not be as eye-catching as other cat breeds, but it has real qualities – many other breed cats can not keep up with it.
An exciting mix – every cat is unique! Almost all fur colors – except chocolate and purple – she wears self-confidently in a variety of shades. There are certainly no doppelgangers that are the same – not even the siblings from the same litter!
Unequaled is also their essence. No cat has the same character: from the cuddly tiger to the fighting cat – here is everything and can not generalize. Every cat has its own personality; one does not give way to her human being, the other prefers to go out alone on the prowl.
But they all have one thing in common – they are faithful souls, very robust, balanced and adaptable: children, dogs or other fur noses in the household? – no problem!
A European Shorthair brings nothing so quickly from rest – she knows exactly what is pending because of the genes of many domestic cats in it.
Are there features that only the European Shorthair has?
You are looking for a cuddly, faithful cat, but still feels the “cat of prey” in itself? – then you are correct in a European shorthair! Strong and muscular, big ears, long legs – the European Shorthair is an imposing appearance. The intelligent Kitty likes to play and cuddle with you – but she is not a pure “lap cat” by any means.
Although she is a perfect family cat – she also looks for your proximity – but has never forgotten that she is a real tiger! A European shorthair wants to go outside, she needs movement and prey, her hunting instinct is strong; With a European shorthair in the household, mice must make their will: house and garden are guaranteed “mouse-free zone”.
Worth knowing about attitude and care
Open Air Fan
If the European Shorthair could choose a dwelling, she would probably settle in an arboreal colony, for she is the born Laubepieper, – preferably outside in her small kingdom. A house with a garden, to which she has free access – there she is happy!
Although clearance is not a “must”, it is very accommodating; if you just want to keep it in four walls, you should make sure that it has enough space in any case and other fur noses are there, with which they can play extensively and romp.
The European Shorthair is wearing her coat short, the grooming is so manageable: If you brush them once a week, which is usually enough. In the change of coat, time is more need – because you should help her, if necessary, daily to eliminate the dead hair.
A freewheeler, who is out in every season, may need more care.