European Shorthair

European Shorthair Breed
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Also called the Celtic Shorthair, this breed originated from Finland/Sweden. They are of a muscular built with large round heads and a dense coat that is short and glossy. Interestingly, an outdoor European Shorthair’s life expectancy is 5 to 12 years, while an indoor cat can actually live up to 22 years. They get along well with dogs and other cats and are good at keeping mice away from homes and gardens.

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