American Curl

By on June 7, 2013

It is a good choice for families with older children who will treat it respectfully.

Quick Facts

Cat type: Cobby or Intermediate

Weight: Male cat weighs 7-10 pounds and female cat weighs 5-8 pounds

Color: All colors and patterns are accepted

Coat: Long and short hair

Lifespan: About 15 years

Ideal companion for:

  • American CurlFirst-time cat owners
  • Families with children
  • Retired seniors
  • Singles with other pets
  • Sociable
  • Intelligent
  • Curious
  • Exuberant
  • Loving companion
  • Playful
  • Family-oriented
  • Good with other cats and other cat-friendly dogs

Breed’s Temperament

Breed’s character

This cat breed is well balanced, medium active and playful. The cat reaches its maturity at the age of 2-3 years. It is a peaceful, affectionate and sociable cat that likes to be caressed. The pet is most suitable for family with kids.

Breed’s standard

It is a well proportioned and medium sized cat.

  • Head: Shaped like pyramid base, long and not too wide
  • Ears: Straight, large and wide open
  • Eyes: Almond shaped eyes, large and faraway from each other
  • Legs:Medium length with round paws
  • Hair: short hair

Breed’s grooming

The unique shape of American Curl ears needs special attention. Once a month, the ears should be cleaned carefully. Silky and semi-long body coat of the cat doesn’t need regular grooming. Longhair Curls do not have matting problems, and both types have very little shedding. But American Curls do enjoy the care that comes with weekly brushing.

Breed’s health

This is quite a new breed and they have no known health issues. Also, there are no genetic health issues for this cat and is generally a healthy cat.

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