These intelligent, gentle, and affectionate cats are ideal for most households and require weekly hair combing.
Originating in United States during the twentieth century, this cat was a mix of an English Red Tabby and an indigenous American short-haired cat. This ideal family pet is good natured, calm, and intelligent. They are gentle, family oriented, quiet, and affectionate. They get along extremely well with other pets and children making them great family members. They are ideal companions for families with children, families with other pets, singles, and first time cat owners. Their thick coats require weekly combing. To keep their claws trim, scratching posts are beneficial to have.
Breed Details & Traits
Body: Built, powerful, muscular
Coat: Short, thick, dense
Easygoing, Outgoing, Playful,
Though the American Shorthair is susceptible to common ailments to which all cats are susceptible, there are no major known health concerns for American Shorthairs.
Common Health Concerns for American Shorthair:
Less Common Concerns for American Shorthair:
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