American Shorthair cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: North America
- Origin: crossing
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 5-8 kg
- Colors: about 80 colors
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: Intelligent, active, curious, friendly
- Health: robust and strong
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 15 - 20 years
- Other names: American Shorthair cat
- Price: 400 - 900$
American Shorthair cat's history begins in 1620 when the ship Mayflower pilgrims had to board cats that protecting supplies.
They left the UK and led British Shorthair cat breed in North America. Meanwhile the race has undergone some changes in mating with local cats.
Hunting skills made the sailors to appreciate the effectiveness with which caught mice and rats.
In 1895, American Shorthair cat occurred in the first contest for lovers of cats and the breed was officially recognized in 1906.
Aspect American Shorthair cat
Her body is muscular and strong, short ears, head is round and fluffy. Eyed and alert are different colors from yellow to green.
Short hair hardly needs maintenance.
It comes in 80 colors and patterns including solid, brindle, calico, and others. Calico is a variation of three colors (tricolor) where most specimens are female.
Colors that have made it popular and can be found most are gray and black.
At maturity reach a weight of 7-8 kg. Males are larger and heavier than females.
Behavior American Shorthair cat
It is very good to catch mice. It is recommended for beginners or people who have had cats.
Family and adapts quickly becomes an excellent companion. It is intelligent and easy to train. You can easily learn new tricks.
Gets along well with children and other animals (including dogs) and socialize with everyone. He likes to sit in the arms of their masters, to be caressed and sleep with them.
It can be brushed weekly to help the cat to remove dead hair. Cats are not recommended for frequent baths. American Shorthair is not fond of water so appreciate if you bathe as often, especially if you live inside.
Features American Shorthair cat
It has a strong hunting instinct
There is a cat fancy, requires no care at all. Ears and nails should be checked occasionally. Usually nails cut every 2-4 weeks, depending on how big they are.
It is prone to obesity. We recommend measuring the amount of feed and feeding twice a day, preferably morning and evening.
Diseases American Shorthair cat
American Shorthair is a breed healthy and robust without major health problems.
The most common disease is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
American Shorthair cat is decunoscuta for long life for nearly 20 years.