10 Best Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds In The World

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The following list of 10 domestic short-haired cat breeds includes some you may recognize, like the Siamese and Scottish Fold, as well as a few others, like the extremely beautiful Korat from Thailand, and silvery blue coat with brilliant green eyes of the Russian Blue, that mesmerize you and draw immediate attention.

10. Tonkinese Cat

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

These cats are medium-sized with blue-green eyes. A mix between the Siamese and the Burmese, the Tonkinese is outgoing, playful, and can be a good choice for families with children.

9. Sphynx Cat

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat. It was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s in Canada. The Sphynx is a hairless breed of cat with large ears. if you are thinking of adopting a Sphynx cat, you must take into account some details about their diet and skincare to prevent possible health problems.

8. Siamese Cat

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

The Siamese cat is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat that originated in Thailand. It has sapphire blue eyes and a long lean body and is noted for intelligence and sometimes unpredictable behaviour.

The Siamese is one of the oldest and best-known cat breeds and has contributed to the creation of many other breeds, including the Balinese, Oriental, the Himalayan division of the Persian, the Tonkinese and the Havana Brown.

7. Scottish Fold Cat

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The Scottish Fold is an affectionate and gentle breed that can get along well with both children and other pets. They have a unique folded ear that makes them unmistakable, but some of them have straight ears.

The Scottish Fold breed has had a surge of popularity after celebrity owners such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran posted photos on Instagram.

6. Russian Blue Cat

The Russian Blue is a cat breed that comes in colours varying from a light shimmering silver to a darker, slate grey. They are intelligent and playful cats that make the Russian Blue a perfect pet for most households.

In Russian folklore, Russian Blue cats have long since been considered omens of good luck, and the premier cat choice for many Russian Czars of legend.

5. Oriental Shorthair Cat

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat that is closely related to the Siamese. The Oriental Shorthair cats are social, intelligent, and have triangular head shape, large ears, and an elongated, slender, long lithe body and vivid green eyes.

4. Ocicat

The Ocicat is an all-domestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool. The Ocicat is playful, loves attention and isn’t shy. They are a cross between an Abyssinian, an American Shorthair, and a Siamese cat.

3. Manx Cat

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The Manx cat, is a breed of domestic cat, with a naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail. The breed’s tailless gene is often associated with spinal defects and can cause stillbirths if these cats are not bred with tailed cats.

The Manx is a smart cat who can learn tricks, including fetch and come, and is willing to walk on a leash if taught early.

2. Korat

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

The Korat has a unique colour, defined as a silver-tipped blue-grey, which gives it a shimmering shine. Korat is a short-haired breed of domestic cat with a small to medium build and a low percentage of body fat.

They form strong bonds with their owners and respond warmly to cuddling, sitting as close as possible. They are very active in play but gentle with children.

The Korat is also considered to be good luck charm in his home country of Thailand, where he is also known as the Si-Sawat cat.

1. Japanese Bobtail

Domestic Short-Haired Cat Breeds

The Japanese Bobtail is a breed of domestic cat with an unusual “bobbed” or pom-pom-like tail and a triangular face with large ears. In Japan, Bobtail is considered to be a symbol of good luck and holds a special place in the hearts of Japanese.