American Curl

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Life span

16 Years


American Curl Overview

The American Curl is better known for their wonderful personality. They’re extremely loving and love the comfort and attention from their loved ones and from children. In fact, the American Curl is one of the friendliest cat breeds on the planet.

They’re very active, curious and clever. Their favourite hobby is to follow their owners around their home and try their very best to be involved in whatever activity their owner is doing. The American Curl is so affectionate that often they can be found waiting for their owners return to give them lots of love.


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American Curl Characteristics

History & Origin

The very first American Curl originated in Lakewood, Calfornia back in 1981. 


American Curl Temperament

The Curl loves to fetch and play with their favourite person. They’re capable of opening doorknobs, so owners must be careful and make sure anything harmful is out of reach and securely locked away.

This cat breed is very alert and easily adaptable to their surroundings. They take life in their stride and are very relaxed. This cat breed is known for its distinguished features and sweet expressions. Their coat is silky and comes in a variety of colours, including chocolate tortoiseshell, silver patched and lilac.


The American Curl requires moderate levels of grooming. Brushing their coat 2/3 times a week is enough to keep their coat in great condition and to prevent knotting. They also require regular teeth brushing as well as regular trimming of their nails. 

As with all cat breeds, the American Curl requires regular cleaning of their nails, eyes and ears to prevent the build-up of dirt which can lead to infection.

Children and other pets

This delightful cat breed tends to get on very well with children of all ages because they love to play. Playtime must always be supervised between pets and children to prevent rough play. 

The American curl tends to get on well with other small household pets provided they are socialised correctly and from a young age.