AMERICAN SHORTHAIR CAT

American Shorthair Cat

HISTORY

The American Shorthair descended from European cats and most probably traveled to the United States on early settler ships as mousers. By 1895, shorthairs were exhibited at the first cat show in the United States, and the first recorded breeding of an American Shorthair occurred in 1904.

The American Shorthair was originally known as the Domestic Shorthair; however, the breed was renamed in 1966 to discern it from the domestic shorthair, which is not an official breed. The American Shorthair is a pedigreed cat breed and is recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) and the Cat Fanciers’ Association.

A domestic shorthair and an American Shorthair are not the same. The American Shorthair is a pedigreed cat that has an established breed standard, unlike the domestic shorthair which is a name given to any domestic cat.

According to the Cat Fancier’s Association, the American Shorthair is the seventh most popular breed in the United States.

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CHARACTERISTICS

WEIGHT RANGE                8-12 pounds
EYE COLOR Blue, Copper, Green, Gold, Hazel, Odd-eyed
COAT Straight, thick and short. Tendency to shed is moderate.
COAT COLORSWhite, Blue, Black, Cream, Red, Silver, Golden, Brown, Cameo, Blue Cream, Tortoiseshell, Chinchilla
Pattern: Solid color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Smoke, Shaded
Overall, there are over 80 different colors and patterns. 
OVERALL APPEARANCEAmerican Shorthairs are muscular and built to hunt.  Their rounded bodies make them sturdy and heavy. They have broad chests, muscular necks as well as strong jaws. Legs are thick and strong. 
PRICE$600- 1,200 Recognized by The International Cat Association. Adoption prices range from $75-150. 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 The Amercan Shorthair Cat is an amiable companion with a relaxed temperament. These good natured cats are easily cared for. Life expectancy is from 15 years and longer.   

 

AMERICAN SHORTHAIR RESCUES

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