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 Cat has a height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm.
The American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, width of , and depth of .
The American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, width of , and depth of . The seat height of the American Shorthair Cat is set at with arms at .
The American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm, and depth of .
The American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm, and depth of . The seat height of the American Shorthair Cat is set at .
American Shorthair Cat have an overall length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm and width of . American Shorthair Cat have an overall area of .
The American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm, and depth of . The American Shorthair Cat has a seat height set at and an arm height of .
The average American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, withers (shoulder) height of , and body length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm. A typical American Shorthair Cat weighs between 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg and has a lifespan of roughly 15-20 years.
The typical American Shorthair Cat has an overall height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm and body length of 12.0”-15.0” | 30-38 cm. An average American Shorthair Cat weighs between 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg and has a typical lifespan of 15-20 years.
American Shorthair Cat has a width of and height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm.
The American Shorthair Cat has a height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, width of , and a depth of . The American Shorthair Cat was released in 15-20 years.
The American Shorthair Cat has a height of 8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm, width of , depth of , and weighs 10-15 lb | 5-7 kg. The American Shorthair Cat was released in 15-20 years.
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.

Size comparison of an American Shorthair cat in relation to an average person
Common Questions
Common Questions
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.
What is the largest cat species?
The Liger is the largest cat species in the world. Hercules, a male liger, is the largest living cat in the world weighing 922 lb | 418 kg and having a length of 10’11” | 3.33 m.
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 are the benefits of having a cat?
Being a cat owner is often identified with reduced stress, anxiety, and blood pressure, boosted immunity, reduced risk of stroke, and greater sociability.
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.
What are the traits of a cat person?
The stereotypical traits of a ‘cat person’ include being graceful, subtle, independent, mysterious, neurotic, and thoughtful.

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Height: 
8.0”-10.0” | 20-25 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
12.0”-15.0” | 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

Lifespan
15-20 years

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

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