Domestic Medium Hair Cats
Because Domestic Medium Hairs are of mixed ancestry, their temperaments can be hard to predict. Some cats are quiet and docile while others are more active and vocal. Some are affectionate, while others are independent. Most are playful when they are young. Some enjoy the company of children and other pets.
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Ideal Human Companions
- Owners willing to groom weekly
- First-time cat owners
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- Thick, double coat
- Varied temperaments
- Many colors available
What They Are Like to Live With
All Domestic Medium Hairs have one thing in common: their thick, double coat. Owners of this type of cat must brush their cats at least once a week to avoid hairballs.
Things You Should Know
Domestic Medium Hairs are not purebred cats, but are of mixed ancestry.
Domestic Medium Hairs need weekly brushing to remove loose hair and to discourage hairballs.
Domestic Medium Hairs can vary greatly in temperament because of their mixed breeding.
Domestic Medium Hair History
The Domestic Medium Hair is the result of many generations of mixed breeding with different types of cats. In the U.S., cats first came on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims. Some of these cats went on to be the foundation for pure breeds like the American Shorthair, while others bred to cats brought to America from foreign countries.
Domestic Medium Hairs are closely related to Domestic Shorthairs and Domestic Medium Hairs. The primary difference is the medium-coat gene inherited by the Domestic Medium, which produces its thick, double coat. A Domestic Shorthair or Domestic Longhair can produce a Domestic Medium Hair, and vice versa.
The Look of a Domestic Medium Hair
Domestic Medium Hair cats have thick, double-coated fur. They come in every color seen in cats, as well as every pattern, including tabby, patched tabby and solid.
Domestic Medium Hairs can have different body types and facial expressions, depending on the more prominent breeds in an individual cat’s ancestry. Their weight can vary, from 11 to 22 pounds. Males tend to be larger than females.