11 awesome facts about domestic shorthair cats

Despite different genetic makeup, domestic shorthair cats share the same characteristics

The domestic shorthair cats can come in about any size and color, but overall, they are usually hearty cats with big muscular stature. They have a noticeable round-shaped head as well as round paws.

They are loving to have at home

Domestic shorthairs are a healthy breed with a long life span if you keep them indoors. They require little grooming and they get along well with children and other pets in the home.

Domestic shorthairs are always on the hunt

When an average domestic cat travels outside of the home, they spend most of their time hunting. This breed gained entry into the United States aboard the Mayflower, and they were appreciated for their ability to control the population of rodents in the ship.

Domestic shorthairs cat adopt you

Hilarious, right? Well, that’s the truth! A domestic shorthair is popularly known for owning you, instead of you owning them.

Domestic shorthairs are highly intelligent

Domestic shorthair cats are one of the smartest breeds of cats, and that’s largely due to their natural breeding with no human intervention, meaning they have a larger genetic pool.

Domestic shorthairs come in varieties

Due to their mixed parentage, domestic shorthair cats come in different variety of colors and markings. You might have heard of terms like tabby and calico- these terms do not have anything to do with the breed; they only describe the markings on the cat.

Domestic short-haired tabby

A tabby cat describes those domestic shorthaired that have distinct capital M markings. The striping on the head of the cat converges into the shape of the letter.

Domestic shorthair calico

These domestic shorthair cats have many colors, with patches of white, black, gray, brown, and orange scattered around their coat. However, one interesting fun fact about calico is that nearly all of them are female.

Domestic shorthair tuxedo cat

A tuxedo cat often has a black coloration on their head, flanks, and back, with white appearing on their feet, chest, and face. Rumor has it that the tuxedo shorthairs are more intelligent than other cat types.

Domestic shorthair cats love to exercise

You may know cats for the many hours of short-eye, roughly twice the amount humans do have. But always note that these felines have a history of hunting and catching vermin. It wasn’t long ago that letting cats come and go from the house became normal practice.

Their temperament differs

The personality of the domestic shorthaired varies just like their colors and markers. Some can dive under the bed whenever they see a visitor coming into the home. Others are purring cuddle bugs who welcome strangers and show them good loving.


Domestic shorthair cats are one of the most popular breeds, well-known for their loving, affectionate, and peaceful personality.

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