Get to know the American Curl
All you need to know about the breed
Loyal, social, and very friendly, the American Curl is a great choice for families, and a big hit with older kids who aren’t likely to tug at their ears. They tend to adapt fast to other pets, children, and new environments and will never say no to playtime.
While the American Curl may feature any number of colours and colour patterns, the breed is most distinguished by their unique ears that curl back in a graceful arc, providing an alert, surprised expression. And the reason for their name, of course. In the longhair variety, long, Lynx-like tufts adorn the ears and complement its lavishly plumed tail.
With such an expression, it comes as no surprise that the American Curl is a joyous cat. This medium-size playful breed is moderately active and curious, as content on your lap or in your company as they are playing fetch (if you train them to!) or lounging on high perches.
Balanced in temperament and not overly talkative, the breed communicates quietly, with gentle trilling and cooing sounds. But they do expect attention: it’s important to make time for the American Curl as they don’t enjoy being left alone for long periods of time or excluded from the activity of the household. That kitten spirit is precisely what has earned them the reputation as the Peter Pan of felines.
2 facts about American Curls
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your American Curl