Origin
The term 'European Shorthair' was approved by the Fédération Internationale Féline in 1982; prior to this, they had been grouped with the British Shorthair and the UK Cat Fancy still does not recognise the breed. The European Shorthair was the result of selective breeding of common domestic cats.
Lifespan
9-15 years
Size
Medium to large
Weight
4-8kg (9-18lbs)
Coat
Short, dense, crisp and well-bodied.
Build
The European Shorthair is longer-limbed than its stocky British counterpart but has a similar broad chest.
Characteristics
This breed is active and playful and an excellent hunter while also being easygoing and affectionate. They are good with other cats and dogs as well as children.
Colour
They can be white, black, blue, red, red, cream, plus silver or torties of these colours. The patterns can be self, spotted tabby, mackerel tabby, classic tabby, tipped or smoke.
   
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