American Shorthair Cat











The American Shorthair cat is a loving cat, adaptable, and attached to the family. He retained his hunting ability, but nowadays, rather than a hunter, he is more a pleasant family companion.

American Shorthair Cat At a Glance

  • Weight: medium-size cat weighing 7-12 lbs. Male can be more than 12 lbs.
  • Longevity: 15-20 yrs.
  • Colors: White, Blue, Black, Cream, Red, Silver, Golden, Brown, Cameo, Bluecream, Tortoiseshell, Chinchilla
  • Pattern: Solid color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Smoke, Shaded
  • Eye color: Blue, Copper, Green, Gold, Hazel, Odd-eyed
  • Tendency to Shed : Moderate
  • Less Allergenic: NoHead: large, slightly oblong
  • Muzzle: square
  • Ears: medium-sized
  • Eyes: big, wide, with upper eyelids shaped like almond halves and lower eyelids more fully rounded
  • Body: muscular and solid-looking
  • Legs: medium-long and muscular
  • Paws: firm, rounded, with five toes on the front paws and four toes on the rear paws
  • Tail: medium-long and tapered
  • Coat: short and thick
  • Behavior: Usually known as gentle, playful, and companionable, American Shorthairs are said to be good with children and even dogs. Some Shorthairs may not be very active, especially if kept indoors full time. 

Breed Characteristics:

Affectionate with Family

General Health

Kid Friendly

Easy to Groom

Intelligence

Pet Friendly

Potential for Playfulness


American Shorthair Cat Breed Standards

American Shorthair Cat Breeders


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My American Shorthair, Cupcake, loves people! She’s a lap cat, but she’s also very playful and loves to “hunt” for her toys and play with her laser pointer. …

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My Pepsi is an easy going and placid cat

By Beth S.Y.

My Pepsi is an easy going and placid cat. She is attached to all members of my family. When she`s in the mood to play, she brings her toy (a mouse) to us, and then we play with her for 10-15 minutes. This is enough for her. Very often she also plays... Read More


Sweeter than a cupcake

By Anne

My American Shorthair, Cupcake, loves people! She’s a lap cat, but she’s also very playful and loves to “hunt” for her toys and play with her laser pointer. We don’t have any kids, but she loves all people and is very gentle so I know she’d do well... Read More


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