What is the special trait of this breed?
At first glance an ordinary domestic cat, the European Shorthair has been a recognised breed with its own standard ever since 1982, nowadays mostly bred in Scandinavia.
The breed may not be an eye-catcher at first but has strong traits which are rarely matched by other breeds.
An exciting mix – every cat is unique! All imaginable coat colours are possible – except for chocolate and purple – the European Shorthair carries its individually shaded coat with much confidence. Absence of lookalikes guaranteed – even within the same litter!
The same goes for the personality. Each cat has its own character – from cuddly cat to fighter, anything is possible and there is no chance for generalisation. Each cat has its own personality; one may never leave your side, the other may prefer to be outside, hunting alone.
But all of them have something in common: They are loyal souls, pretty robust, balanced and adaptable: Children, dogs or any other velvet-nosed pets are no problem!
The European Shorthair is not easily perturbed – it perceives what the current situation is about easily, as it has a lot of domestic cat genes.
What traits are unique to the European Shorthair?
Are you looking for an affectionate, loyal companion who still has a bit of a wild cat in it? – in that case, the European Shorthair is just the right choice! Strong and muscular, large ears, long legs – the European Shorthair has an imposing appearance. The intelligent puss likes to play and cuddle – however it is in no way a lap cat.
A perfect family cat – often looking for human contact – however still a real tiger! A European Shorthair wants to be outside frequently. It needs exercise and is fitted with a strong hunting instinct. The rodents nearby don’t stand a chance: Both house and garden will be a guaranteed “mouse-free zone”.