American Shorthair Cat

American Shorthair Cats are a popular large size breed of domestic cat known for their strong bodies, easy-going attitudes, and long lifespans. The American Shorthair cat was first brought over by settlers in the United States to protect the cargo of their ships from mice and rats and was selectively bred to promote qualities that allowed the breed to deal with their new climate and lifestyle. Because of their ‘working cat’ histories, American Shorthair cats continue to be curious, playful, and low-maintenance cats that enjoy hunting and adventuring independently. American Shorthair cats have heights between 8”-10” | 20-25 cm, body lengths of 12”-15” | 30-38 cm, and typically weigh around 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg.

Drawings of an American Shorthair cat in the sitting and laying down positions

American Shorthair Cats are a popular large size breed of domestic cat known for their strong bodies, easy-going attitudes, and long lifespans. The American Shorthair cat was first brought over by settlers in the United States to protect the cargo of their ships from mice and rats and was selectively bred to promote qualities that allowed the breed to deal with their new climate and lifestyle. Because of their ‘working cat’ histories, American Shorthair cats continue to be curious, playful, and low-maintenance cats that enjoy hunting and adventuring independently. American Shorthair cats have heights between 8”-10” | 20-25 cm, body lengths of 12”-15” | 30-38 cm, and typically weigh around 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg.

Size comparison of an American Shorthair cat in relation to an average person
Common Questions
What is an American Shorthair cat?
American Shorthair Cats are a breed of popular domestic cat that is known for its robust and sturdy body and long-life span that makes it a well suited ‘working cat.’ The American Shorthair cat was first brought over by settlers in the United States to protect the cargo of their ships from vermin.
How big is an American Shorthair cat?
American Shorthair Cats are large sized cats with heights between 8”-10” | 20-25 cm, lengths of 12”-15” | 30-38 cm, and typical weights in the range of 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg.
What is the temperament of an American Shorthair cat?
American Shorthair Cats are curious, playful, and low-maintenance cats that exhibit many traits of a ‘working cat’ that enjoys independence and hunting.

Details

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Size: Large
Height: 8”-10” | 20-25 cm
Length: 12”-15” | 30-38 cm
Weight: 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg
Body: Strong bodied, round faces, short ears
Color: Over 80 different colors and patterns
Temperament: Curious, playful, easy-going, affectionate
Life Span: 15-20 years

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American Shorthair Cat side profile (standing), front (sitting), back (sitting), side (laying down)

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