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Overview :

European cats, which were brought by some settlers to North America, are called American Shorthair Cat. In United States, this breed is 7 th most popular cat breed. American Shorthair is domestic cat with curious, active, playful and easy going nature. American Shorthair Cat is good natured and very adaptable cat. American Shorthair Cat has good hunting ability but she is also very good as a family companion. Good playtime can be enjoyed with this cat by kids, as this cat breed is quiet, but active also. American Shorthair Cat has calm temperament. These cats don’t demand additional activities for them or attention by their owner. They are easy going. American Shorthair cat is skilled hunter, but if other small pets at home like birds or other, introduced at early stages, these cats can be good friend of them.


Origin Country :
USA

Body Type : Medium and Large

Eyes : Large

Other Name : Domestic Shorthair

Tail Size : Long Tail

Life Span : 15-16 Years

Weight : 4-6 Kg

Kitten Price : Average $400 - $900 USD

Coat Length : Short

Temperament : Curious, Friendly, Gentle, Playful

Color :
Black Blue Brown Silver

Body Type :

American Shorthair cat is not athletic at extreme level still this cat breed body is Powerfully- built and large. Their ears are short and faces are round. They have muscular body type and their shoulders are well developed. Hindquarters, chest and full body is well built. These cats are not too big or not too small. They neither are hyper active nor couch potatoes. American Shorthair has working cat body. Their legs are very heavy muscled and help in jumping, climbing and pouncing. Face of this cat breed shows open & sweet expression as their full cheeked face suits to their large head. They have wide eyes & ears are round at tips to some extent. In comparison of female&rsquos cats, male cats are larger significantly.


Color :

Unbelievably, there are more than eighty different patterns and colours recognised in American Shorthair cat, like the shaded silvers, smokes and cameos to calico van, brown-patched tabby to the blue-eyed white and many more colours. Colour mostly found in American Shorthair Cat is silver tabby, brown, white, blue and black.


Temperament :

American Shorthair cats are easy going. Usually these cats are social with strangers and affectionate with owners. Nature of American Shorthair is very adjustable in any environment and posses&rsquo very sweet voice. We can say this cat is not so much reserved and no so much demonstrative, these cats don&rsquot seek attention by undesired regular crying. This cat doesn&rsquot skitter or pounce much in house and sometimes, just sit calmly in your lap. One can train these cats easily. These cats love to be affectionate towards family members, children & pets and even with guests or visitors also. American shorthair can make very good friend of dogs and they play very well with children also. These cats like to appreciate their freedom and not like much to be picked up by anyone.


Coat :

Coat of American Shorthair cat is lustrous, radiant, glossy, hard, dense and short. American Shorthair cat sheds constantly. For keeping shape of coat in good condition, it is advised to make time for regular grooming.


Health :

Hypertrophic cardio myopathy can be a serious health issue problem for American Shorthair cat, yet it is not genetic, but this heart disease is commonly seen in this breed. In Hypertrophic cardio myopathy, fibrotic scar tissues replace heart muscles, wall of heart gets thickened. Fluid accumulation in the abdomen, rapid heart rate and lethargy are common symptoms of declining heart functions which can be recognised in early stage of this disease. If proper care, love & attention and proper diet given to these cats, they can live for more than 15 years. Regular veterinary checkups and annual vaccinations are must for proper health care of American Shorthair Cat. There are lot of health issues occurrence chances in mixed breed cats and pedigree cats. Many problems of them are genetic. Generally this cat breed cats are healthy, but it will be good if you ask breeder for any particular kind of health issues in her line. Make sure for all kind of first time checkups and tests for preventing any kind of genetic issue.


Care :

American shorthair cat needs moderate maintenance. Dead hairs can be removed by regular combing of hairs of cat. Brushing hairs helps in distributing skin oils also. As per time and climate of the year, American Shorthair cat coat gets thicken or lighten & sheds. For preventing any kind of periodontal disease, it is good to brush the teeth weekly as dental hygiene is necessary. In every two weeks, trim the nails as they grow quickly and check ears also. Mixture of vinegar & warm water can be used to clean ears. A soft, damp cloth can be used for wiping corners of eyes it helps in removing any kind of discharge. For preventing any kind of infection, use separate cloth for both eyes. American cats are foodie sometimes, by intake of heavy meals, they can become overweight. It&rsquos good to provide them measured food rather than free feeding with love so that your American Shorthair cat does not lead to obesity. Every cat is very precautious about bathroom hygiene. So make sure their litter box clean and hygienic.

Personality :

American Shorthair Cat fits in working class or jobbers&rsquo house, as there are no such demands by this cat breed. You can leave this cat alone at home also, there is no risk like other cat owners have. These cats like to play with interactive toys and puzzle toys. Some cats hide under bed or sofa or in room when some guests come, but American Shorthair Cat is very social with people and other animals also. These cats shows their sociable nature when visitors arrive. This mild-mannered cat doesn&rsquot look for someone to carry them and roam around here & there. It is possible that these cats won&rsquot like to sit in your lap, but definitely they like to sit next to you, may be on end of bed or edge of sofa. American Shorthair cat, a sweet dispositional calm temperament cat is muscular also.


Adaptability :
Child Friendly :
Intelligence :
Dog Friendly :
Energy Level :
Affection Level :
Grooming :
Health Issues :
Shedding :
Social Needs :
Stranger Friendly :

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