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The Most Common House Cat in the United States

If you're a cat person, then you know that there's nothing quite like coming home to your furry friend after a long day. But did you know that there are actually lots of different types of house cats? In fact, the most common house cat in the United States is the Domestic Shorthair!


We just love Domestic Shorthairs. They're playful and friendly, and they make great cuddle buddies.

What is a Domestic Shorthair?

A Domestic Shorthair is a type of house cat that originated in the United States. They are also sometimes referred to as "American Shorthairs." Domestic Shorthairs are known for their short fur, which can come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are also generally medium-sized cats, with females typically weighing between 6 and 10 pounds, and males usually weighing between 8 and 12 pounds.

Why Are Domestic Shorthairs the Most Common House Cat in the United States?

There are actually a few reasons why Domestic Shorthairs are so popular in the United States. For one thing, they are very adaptable cats. This means that they can easily adjust to changes in their environment, which is important for busy families who might not always have time to give their pets the attention they need. Additionally, Domestic Shorthairs tend to be very healthy cats, with few genetic health problems. Lastly, they are relatively low-maintenance cats when it comes to grooming, which is always a bonus!

If you're thinking about getting a house cat, then you should definitely consider getting a Domestic Shorthair! They are the most common house cat in the United States for good reason - they're adaptable, healthy, and low-maintenance. Plus, they make great cuddle buddies! So what are you waiting for? Stop by your local animal shelter today and see if there's a Domestic Shorthair that's right for you!

- Vivian van Zyl

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