What is a non-pedigree cat called?
There are several terms used to describe a non-pedigree cat:
- Mixed breed
- Domestic shorthair (DSH)
- Domestic medium hair (DMH)
- Domestic longhair (DLH)
- Random bred
Sometimes, a cat’s coat colour and pattern are used to describe a cat, the most common examples of this are the tuxedo and calico cats. Somebody might say ‘I have a two-year-old calico’, or ‘I have a tuxedo‘. These colours and markings are often confused as a breed, but while they are not a specific cat breed, they are descriptive terms to describe the cat.