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Shiny American Shorthair

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Just as the name suggests, the American Shorthair originates from the United States, a descendant of alley cats. They were commonly used by farmers to hunt mice and protect crops.

These cats have a soft and silky coat and make excellent pets.



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The American Shorthair is a cat breed originating from the United States. It was one the five first genealogical breeds to be recognized in the United States.

This cat breed is a descendant of street cats brought by European settlers to protect their stocks of grain from rodents. They were used for catching mice, rats and other rodents.

From then on, the American Shorthair was cross-bred with the British Shorthair.

The American Shorthair has very special physical characteristics. This rustic cat distinguishes itself by its typical hunting build. They are medium-sized cats. Males are sometimes bigger than females. The body is longer than it is high. Their paws are made up of solid bones. Also, the American Shorthair sets itself apart with its powerful muscles.
The cat’s head is medium-sized and of equal length and height. The nose is moderately short. Being distinctly marked and square-shaped, the nose is a characteristic of this breed. The cat’s jaw is powerful. The ears are slightly open at the base. The eyes are big and round and their color matches the coat.
Its hair is short (hence the name of the breed), thick and very shiny. The American Shorthair’s fur comes in nearly all the colors, except lilac and chocolate.

The American Shorthair is not an aggressive cat. It’s a rather social, affectionate and flexible cat. The cats of this breed are patient with children and accept the presence of a dog without any problems.

In the end, the American Shorthair makes for an excellent companion because of its sweet and affectionate nature. A very smart cat, they appreciate toys that let them exercise their hunting instinct.

According to a recent study, the American Shorthair is the 8th most popular cat breed in the United States.