United States Shorthair Cat Breeds

Published by Admin in Cat Breed, Cats, Pets, shorthair December 9, 2016

Cat enthusiasts may easily identify a cat’s breed at first glance. However, with so many cat breeds throughout the world, many are harder to identify. Also, where many cat breeds originate from is a mystery to most cat fanciers. For this reason, we will be breaking down cat breeds by country, starting with the United States.  As so many breeds originate from our great country, we will start with the shorthairs.

The US shorthairs are one of three main groups of breed origins. The others, British and Oriental, will be provided in another post. For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy learning about the United States shorthair cat breeds.

United States Shorthair Cat Breeds:


Exotic Shorthair | The Lazy Man’s Persian

Bombay | The Lovable Panther

Loki never gets his photo taken 😕 #cat #Bombay #bombaycat #cfa #blackcats

A photo posted by TAILSPINZ GECKOS (@tailspinz_geckos) on

Tonkinese | The Burmese/Siamese Hybrid

Here, take my good paw. #tonkinese #cats #straycat #adoptdontshop #rescue #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by IamDerek (@__iamderek__) on

Oriental-Bicolor | Two Colors, Twice the Fun

Havana | The Rare Affection Seeker

#havanacat #orientalshorthair #cat #orientalcat

A photo posted by Marquez (@marquezmyshkin) on

Colorpoint Shorthair | The Blue Eyed Beauty

It's only Tuesday? Going back under the covers now 💤

A photo posted by Wubba (@mr_wubbington) on

Snowshoe | The Siamese White Foot

American Shorthair | The All American

Fruti 💓 #americanshorthair #catlover #bestmeow #barbarabezina

A photo posted by barbara bezina (@barbarabezina) on

Ojos Azules | The Diamond in the Rough

United States shorthair cat breeds, ojos azules

Source: Purrfect Cat Breeds

Ocicat | Spotted and Sweet

*cat spam* draw me like one of your French girls. #catsofinstagram #ocicat #frenchgirl

A photo posted by @bronwatsonetc on

Ocicat Classic | Spotted and Striped

Hmmm….. #norugattacking #spotsandstripes #catsofinstagram #vsco #vscocam #iphone #ocicat #ocicatclassic

A photo posted by Molly (@mollymatcham) on

California Spangled | Mini King of the Jungle

🐈 #zira #cat #kitten #californiaspangled #window #surprised #look #caught #cute

A photo posted by Moondust Owl (@moondustowl) on

Toyger | The Darling Designer Breed

#winternights #cosy #toyger #barntgreen

A photo posted by Olga Sutor Kelemen (@olgaks25) on

Bengal | The Lovely Leopard

Savannah | Young, Wild, and Free

i'm SO tough with these little fangs 😈😸 #savannahcat #savannahkitten #kitten #cat #catsofinstagram #tiger

A photo posted by Dexter the Boy Cat! (@dexterboycat) on

Serengeti | The Big Ear Breed

Chausie | The Charismatic Cutie

#chausie 💘

A photo posted by Yana (@yana_pavlovich) on

Munchkin | AKA “Shorty”

Meowmy, what are you looking at?!

A photo posted by Kevin Anthony the Munchkin (@kevinthemunchkinkitty) on

Kinkalow | The Designer Dwarf

Skookum | Mini Permed Princess

#skookum #skookumcat #kitten

A photo posted by Emily (@eloursnz) on

Lambkin Dwarf | The Nanus Rex

Bambino | The Hairless Dwarf

American Curl | Best Ears

American Bobtail | Half the Tail, Twice the Cat

Just pose'n for pix #🐱 #cambridge #catsofinstagram #americanbobtail #chocolatespottedtabby #petsofinstagram

A photo posted by Linus Wolfgang Pawling (@linuswpawling) on

Pixiebob | Baby got Back

American Ringtail | The Rowdy Ringtail

Shhhh, we're sleeping. #oliver #cat #catstagram #americanringtail #catsofinstagram #dickhole

A photo posted by Lisa (@thepooper) on

Laperm | Curly and Cuddly

Majestic beast. Jeff. #rexcat #laperm #catsofinstagram

A photo posted by Brad Evans (@mrbradevans) on

Selkirk Rex – The Teddy Bear Cat

Something is very interesting #tzariamphetamine

A photo posted by Vivian Tzari Andresen (@tzari_selkirk_rex) on

American Wirehair – The Crimped Kitty

A boxfull of Tsunami #catsinboxes #catsofinstagram #americanwirehair #birchbox

A photo posted by debpuma (@debpuma) on

 

See any of your furry friends featured here? Learn about some new breeds you never knew existed? Be on the lookout for part two of this feature on breeds from the United States. Next we will dive into the longhair cat breeds originating in the US.

For more information on the breed, recommended breeders, or education you can visit the Breed Registries of the CFA, FiFe, GCCF, or the TICA. Also, you can always find mixed breeds at your local shelter or rescue.

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References

The Complete Cat Breed Book

Cat Fancier Association