Looking for the perfect domestic short-haired cat breeds for your family? Check out 12 that absolutely melt our hearts!

Looking for the perfect domestic short-haired cat breeds for your family? Check out 12 that absolutely melt our hearts!

Short-haired cats are ideal for those who don’t have the time or want to spend the time with constant grooming. However, it is important to note that short-haired cats may still shed and do not at least regular grooming. Here are 12 domestic short-haired cat breeds, along with their origin, size, coat features, lifespan, common traits, average weight and popular colors.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About the 12 Most Popular Domestic Long-Haired Cat Breeds

1- Abyssinian

  • Origin- Egypt
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- dense and soft
  • Lifespan- 14-15 years
  • Traits- active, energetic and gentle
  • Weight- males and females: 7-10 pounds
  • Colors- black, chocolate, cinnamon and fawn

2- American Bobtail

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- dense and plush
  • Lifespan- 11-15 years
  • Traits- interactive, lively and sensitive
  • Weight- males: 12-16 pounds, females: 7-11 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, fawn and white

3-Bengal

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  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium to large
  • Lifespan- 12-16 years
  • Traits- agile, energetic and rambunctious
  • Weight- males: 10-18 pounds, females: 6-12 pounds
  • Colors- black, brown, cream and ruddy

4- Bombay

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- glossy and sleek
  • Lifespan- 12-16 years
  • Traits- dependent, gentle and playful
  • Weight- males: 8-11 pounds, females: 6-9 pounds
  • Colors- black

5- Burmese

  • Origin- Burma/Thailand
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- glossy and silky
  • Lifespan- 15-16 years
  • Traits- curious, gentle and lively
  • Weight- males: 8-12 pounds, females: 6-10 pounds
  • Colors- blue, champagne, platinum and sable

5- Cornish Rex

  • Origin- United Kingdom
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- curly and silky
  • Lifespan- 11-14 years
  • Traits- affectionate, curious and intelligent
  • Weight- males: 6-9 pounds, females: 5-7 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, silver and white

7- Egyptian Mau

  • Origin- Egypt
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- resilient and silky
  • Lifespan- 18-20 years
  • Traits- agile, loyal and playful
  • Weight- males: 10-14 pounds, females: 6-10 pounds
  • Colors- black, blue, silver and smoke

8- Oriental

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  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- fine and glossy
  • Lifespan- 12-14 years
  • Traits- energetic, playful and social
  • Weight- males: 7-10 pounds, females: 5-8 pounds
  • Colors- black, chestnut, cream and white

9- Russian Blue

  • Origin- Russia
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- dense and plush
  • Lifespan- 10-16 years
  • Traits- active, gentle and quiet
  • Weight- males: 7-11 pounds, females: 5-8 pounds
  • Colors- blue and silver

10- Savannah

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- slightly coarse
  • Lifespan- 17-20 pounds
  • Traits- adventurous, loyal and outgoing
  • Weight- males and females: 8-25 pounds
  • Colors- black, black silver spotted tabby, black smoke and brown spotted tabby

11- Scottish Fold

  • Origin- United Kingdom
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- dense and plush
  • Lifespan- 11-14 years
  • Traits- loving, social and sweet
  • Weight- males: 7-11 pounds, females: 5-8 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, silver and white

12- Siamese

  • Origin- Thailand
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- glossy and soft
  • Lifespan- 12-15 years
  • Traits- active, energetic and social
  • Weight- males: 11-15 pounds, females: 8-12 pounds
  • Colors- blue, chocolate, lilac and seal

Remember, if you’re thinking about bringing home one of these domestic short-haired cat breeds, adopt before you shop! There are SO, so, so many cats in shelters waiting for homes.

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