American Curl Cat Breed Information

The American Curl is a cat breed with unusual curled-back ears. This feline is a medium-size cat, elegant and well balanced.

Keep reading and find out more about the American Curl Cat Breed.    

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American curl cat breed information

American Curl Cat Breed Information

Country of Origin: United States

Weight:  Male Medium 8-12 pounds Female Small,less than 8 pounds

Tendency to shed: moderate

Grooming needs: Medium

Colors: Amber, Aqua, Blue, Copper, Green, Gold, Hazel, Odd-eyed, Orange, Yellow

Lifespan: 9-13 years 

Attention Needs: Moderate

American Curl Breed Characteristics

  • Playful
  • Friendly to other pets
  • Kid-friendly
  • Intelligent
  • Affectionate toward its owners

 About American Curl cat breed

American Curls are affectionate cats that enjoy being with their family. While they are not as active as Abyssinians or Siameses, they are playful and energetic. 

American Curls are friendly with kids and other cats. 


Discovered, in June 1881, in Lakewood California, the breed is a result of a spontaneous mutation. 


The American Curls have doglike personality,  they love their humans and are faithful and affectionate in all situations. 

Grooming Tips

  • If your American Curl has short hair, you have to groom her weekly to keep her fur healthy.
  • On the other hand, if you have an American Long-haired, you have to groom her twice weekly to remove mats and tangles.
  • Check your cat’s ears weekly and remove dirt and debris with a soft damped cloth. 
  • Regular dental hygiene is necessary to protect your cat from periodontal disease.


The American Curl enjoys daily exercise. This cat likes to climb and jump. They also like interactive play.


  • Feed your American Curl cat with high-protein cat food. 
  • Give treats to your cat with moderation

Curious Facts about American Curl Breed 

  • The American Curl has an autosomal dominant ear curling gene that is responsible for the curled ears. 
  • These cats born with their ears straight and star curling backward during the first 48 hours of their birth.
  • American Curl tends to open doors and cabinets.
  • The American Curl is the forever younger kitten of the cat world because of his kitten-like personality. 

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