This cat was recognized as a breed in 1983 by the International Federation Felina; His character is independent and accommodates both houses as floors.
As the name suggests, the common European cat is native to this continent and, although it takes centuries living here, some decades ago was recognized as a breed. Learn all about it in this article.
History of the Common European cat
The origin of this breed dates back several centuries ago when Asian and African races among them joined the wildcat and jungle – a cat, which spread throughout Europe thanks to the Romans. This civilization held them in high esteem as pets.
Later, he came to America by sea expeditions, especially the United States, which resulted in a sub-race. In addition, between the First and Second World War, the common European cat was ennobled, and England was controlled breeding to get the current British short-haired cat. In 1983 he was recognized as a breed by the International Federation Felina.
Physical characteristics common European cat
As a curiosity of this race, it is worth saying that there is no standard to establish the purity of the Common European cat. Usually, two distinct ‘types’: one with a slender body and long limbs, and another with a stocky body and short legs.
In both cases, the chest is broad and well developed; The head is rounded and wide, and medians, straight and well-spaced ears. As for his eyes, they can be of various colors: yellow, blue, or green (most commonly the latter). The tail of the common European cat is thick and ends in a point.
The hair of this breed is one of its most popular features: so short, smooth, bright, and fine. You hardly need brushings. They can be found in four color combinations: atigrado (three dark stripes on the sides), solid color (white, black or orange), bicolor or tricolor (or calico, usually in females).
Behavior and personality of the Common European cat
The nature of each pet depends on several factors, but the fact is that the common European cat must emphasize its independence, more than any other domestic feline. Especially if it has been raised in the street, it will be difficult to obey any order.
If it breeds from a small home, the result is a very affectionate and sweet pet who wants all the time attention of its owner. When you run is only likely to bring up to entertain his skills as a stealthy hunter … even to catch a ball!
European common cat adapts to all types of housing, either a flat or a house. It may be somewhat secretive or suspicious people who do not know or see for the first time.
Health and care of the common European cat
One of the main problems of this cat when living in the city is overweight. It is very important that you have your place to exercise, such as a scraper or those vertical towers so you can climb. With a few minutes, a day of games will be enough.
It is quite resistant to diseases, cats, and lives for about 15 years. No need very specific beyond that necessary care according to the stage of life. Pathologies that can occur are similar to those of any other race: allergies, conjunctivitis, flu, cataracts, ear infections, gastrointestinal problems, or pneumonia.
Good nutrition is essential not only to maintain your weight but also to be healthy. In the case of dry feed consumed, only not forget to leave a good bowl of water each day.
To prevent behavior problems, especially if there are other pets at home, we recommend sterilization, both females and males. This will also reduce unwanted litters or development of certain reproductive tract diseases, such as cancer of uterus or prostate.