The Domestic Shorthair’s look can vary as much as their personality traits.
As their name implies, these cats generally have short fur and don’t shed much. A simple weekly brushing is all that’s required for care and grooming. Their soft, sleek coats come in a variety of different colors and patterns, including solid color, bicolor, tricolor, and tabby. They are generally muscular cats, but they only require a moderate amount of exercise: simply playing around the house will satisfy their daily exercise needs.
It’s best to keep Domestic Shorthairs inside in order to protect them and any birds or small critters outside. Hunters by nature, these cats are likely to bring home “gifts” if they are allowed to roam outdoors. A scratching post, a climbable cathouse, a few cat toys, and a window with a view will satisfy this feline’s natural instincts while keeping them safe from wild animals, parasites, and other diseases that can be contracted outside.