The American Shorthair are medium-sized and large breeds. The weight of the American Shorthair ranges from 3.5 to 7 kg.
The breed is characterized by a strong physique and medium proportions. Cats have a slightly elongated torso, developed shoulders, broad chest. The skeleton, with developed muscles, standard. Muscular limbs of medium length, round paws. Neck medium length, strong.
The head is broad, of medium size, roundish shape, with a smooth transition from forehead to muzzle. Muzzle square, broad, and short; cheeks the males full. Eyes Medium size, rounded, set wide; color combined with the main color. Ears of medium size, with rounded tips, set wide. The tail is of medium length, without creases, thick at the base and daugiausia to a blunt tip.
The coat is short, dense, smooth and shiny. Appears thick undercoat. The color can be any, except lilac, chocolate and colorpoint.
Representatives of this breed have an unusual feline character. They are attached to a host, almost like dogs and catch the slightest changes in his mood.
Overall, the temperament of the American Shorthair are calm, balanced. These Pets get along well with everyone and have a fairly light character. They are friendly and good-natured.
The breed is perfect for apartment content. To get American Shorthair may be one person and a big family. This pet will be as happy with a good attitude as one person, and the opportunity to be part of a close-knit family.
American Shorthair – the holders of good health and a long life span. Their life expectancy averages 15-20 years.
The American Shorthair does not require complex care. Their hair is enough to brush just 1 time a week and daily during shedding seasons. If the pet takes part in exhibitions, for 3-7 days before the exhibition it is recommended to bathe with the use of special shampoos and conditioners for short-haired cats.
This beautiful and calm cat was first registered in the United States in 1904. Their ancestors are English and European Shorthair brought into the country by immigrants. And Burmese, Persian, British and even American backyard cats.
The new breed combines the best qualities of their “noble” ancestors and adaptability to the harsh conditions of life outbred relatives. It was originally called the “domestic Shorthair” and only in the second half of the 20th century was registered as “American Shorthair”.
Curiously, the most popular spectacular “Americans” are in Japan.