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American Shorthair

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American Shorthair

American Shorthair Kitten
American Shorthair Kitten

Country of Origin USA
Date of Origin 1900s
Weight 3.5 - 7 Kgs (8 - 15 lbs)

Main Characteristics

American Shorthairs are a powerfully built, athletic cat. Their coat is short and it can be a variety of colours and patterns.


American Shorthairs are easy going cats.


If you are considering an American Shorthair as a pet, consider the following points:
They require moderate grooming
They are sedate
They are usually quiet

Interesting Facts

American Shorthairs were once called Domestic Shorthairs, but they were renamed in 1966.

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