Origin
The African Shorthair originated in the forests of Sokoke, Kenya, where it was known as the Khadzonzo. The first Khadzonzos were brought to Denmark in the 1970s: Gloria Moldrup brought two kittens back from a cattery that her friend Jeni Slater had set up in Kenya. She then began importing more regularly from this cattery in the 1980s. The breed was named the African Shorthair in 1983 and approved by the Fédération Internationale Féline in 1993. It is also know as the Sokoke.
Lifespan
9-15 years
Size
Medium
Weight
4-7.5kg (9-17lbs)
Coat
Short and glossy with little or no undercoat
Build
The African Shorthair is slender and muscular, and quite long-bodied with long legs.
Characteristics
This breed is active and lively, and a very good climber. The African Shorthair swims too. It is a sociable breed and enjoys the company of other cats.
Colour
Black and brown tabby in a pattern specific to the breed
   
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