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American Shorthair

Ancestors of the American Shorthair hunted rats on the ships of early European settlers. These cats flourished alongside the pioneers, eventually becoming the native North American shorthair cat. A true working breed, the American Shorthair is strongly built. This healthy, long-lived cat stands out for her beauty and quiet disposition and makes an ideal companion for families with children and those having cat friendly dogs.
Living Considerations
  • Good for multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The American Shorthair, originally known as the Domestic Shorthair, became one of the first five breeds recognized in the U.S. when it was registered in 1906. The breed was renamed the American Shorthair in 1966 to better capture its “All-American” character.
American Shorthair
  • Size Medium to large, with males weighing 5 to 7 kilograms and females weighing 3.5 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Temperament Calm
  • Grooming Monthly
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Quiet