American Shorthair Cat Behavior/Personality/feeding


American shorthair has a History of approximately 400 years. They arrived in America with the Europeans. Evidence indicates that several cats may have sailed over from England aboard the Mayflower in 1620. These cats were brought along to hunt rats that ate the ship's food supplies and were first prized for their hunting abilities.

With the import of foreign breeds in the early 1900s the original American Short hair bloodlines became diluted. A group of breeders began a selective breeding program to preserve the natural beauty, mild temperament, and hardiness of the American Shorthair.

The American Shorthair is smart. curious. and active. They are recognized in over eighty different colors and patterns. The American Shorthair can be very easy-going and lovable. These cats adjust well to dogs and kids. The American Shorthair has a sturdy build with males reaching a weight of eleven to fifteen pounds and females about eight to twelve pounds. They reach full growth size at about three to four years old and live about twenty years with proper care and good diet.

The American Shorthair is recognized in more than eighty different colors and patterns ranging from the striking brown patched tabby to the glistening blue-eyed white, the beautiful shaded silvers, smokes and cameos to the flashy calico van, and many colors in between. The most well-known American Shorthair color today is the silver tabby, with dense black markings set on a sterling silver background. The American Shorthair Cat comes in a variety of colors. color combinations and patterns. The solid cats are white. black. blue. red. cream. or blue-cream. The silver cats are chinchilla silver.

The American Shorthair is smart. curious. and active. They are recognized in over eighty different colors and patterns. The American Shorthair can be very easy-going and lovable. These cats adjust well to dogs and kids. The American Shorthair has a sturdy build with males reaching a weight of eleven to fifteen pounds and females about eight to twelve pounds. They reach full growth size at about three to four years old and live about twenty years with proper care and good diet.




 
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