American Shorthair Cat Breed
American Shorthair Cats
The American Shorthair is a hardy cat with a long life span and an agreeable
personality. Truly a cat of the working breed they once
lived aboard ships catching rats that would eat the food supply. This cat
is problem-free, gets along with all members of the family including
dogs. A strong,well-balanced cat with agility and endurance.
Once known as Shorthairs and then Domestic Shorthairs, this
breed became officially established in 1904 with the registration of Buster
Brown, the first cat to be registered with an unknown background. Ch.Belle
of Bradford, red tabby male born June 1, 1900 was the first one registered.
A medium to large cat, the body is athletic and strong.
Full growth is not reached until three to four years of age. Easy
to groom, this cat will tolerate cold weather an great family pet.
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