domestic shorthair


Definition of domestic shorthair

: american shorthair broadly : a short-haired domestic cat especially of unknown pedigree

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Recent Examples on the Web Animal: Quinn, a 5-year-old, 11-pound, female domestic shorthair cat. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Active cat looking to be adopted," 28 Sep. 2020 This 10-year-old domestic shorthair kitty was brought to the Arizona Humane Society as a sick stray by a Good Samaritan in February when she was found to have ocular and nasal discharge, as well as a few minor wounds. The Arizona Republic, "Cherche and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 27 June 2020 Although not a lot if known about her history, this sweet 15-year-old domestic shorthair cat has had a longstanding history with the Arizona Humane Society. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Betsy and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 12 June 2020 Videos of Cinderblock, a gray domestic shorthair, captured the attention of Reddit and Twitter users Friday after she was seen using the last of her nine lives to get in shape. Fernando Alfonso Iii, CNN, "A fat cat named Cinderblock wins over the internet with its heartwarming workout routine," 26 Oct. 2019 Ginger is a 1-year-old brown and white tabby domestic shorthair cat that was surrendered by his owner. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Meet Lucky, a rockstar pup that loves the camera, and other pets at the Harris County Animal Shelter," 29 Jan. 2020 Among those pets are senior tabby cat Lion and domestic shorthair cat Polka Dot. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Pets of the Week: Meet Stella Rose, the dog found tied up and abandoned, and others that need homes," 15 Jan. 2020 The six-year-old cream domestic shorthair was rescued by the Arizona Humane Society in early November . Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Fezzik and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 29 Nov. 2019 The 2-year-old black domestic shorthair kitty is said to possess a natural cleverness and is always full of cute antics that humor everyone around him. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Best buds for life and more up for adoption in Valley shelters," 25 Oct. 2019

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“Domestic shorthair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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