American Shorthair CatsAffectionate, Easygoing, Friendly
At A Glance
Size: 10-15 lbs (4.5-6.8 kg)

Grooming Needs: Low, but may require regular grooming when shedding.

Activity Level: Moderate to high

Social Needs: Strongly prefers companionship

Associations: American Shorthairs are accepted in all USA/Canadian cat registries.

About The American Shorthair American Shorthairs have the stocky, muscular build of their working-cat roots. They are bred in a wide variety of colors and patterns, although the classic tabby is the most iconic for its dramatic, painted-on look

If you're looking for a cat who wants to be wherever you are and help you with whatever you do, you can't go wrong with an American Shorthair. They love their people and enjoy the company of other pets. Males tend to be more laid-back; females can be busier. More interested in being near people than on them, they will sometimes "cheat" and drape a leg or chin on their favorite person. Regular oral care is important for this breed, as is exercise to help keep weight under control.
Did You Know? The first CFA-registered American Shorthair wasn't born in America! Belle of Branford, a red tabby male, was born in England in 1900.

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