S: American Shorthair Cats
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1: American Shorthair Cats
2: Purrr.. | American Shorthair cats come in a large variety of colors and patterns. In fact, they can come in about 80 different kinds. This includes, calico, tabby, and all white. American Shorthairs are medium in height and build.
3: Our Furry Friends.. | The look of an American Shorthair
4: American Shorthair Personality | My cat:)
5: American Shorthair cats have great personalities. They're playful, but not constantly hyper. They love to sit on your lap, but they won't get up in your face. They are very sociable cats and adapt easily to other pets or children. American Shorthairs are also smart, so they're pretty easy to train.
6: Here Kitty, Kitty | American Shorthairs first came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. They were used as working cats (They hunted in the barns and fields). However, through the years the bloodlines of the breed became diluted. It wasn't until the 1900's that breeders began breeding actual American Shorthairs.
7: Cats understand the importance of a nap. | Meow | American Shorthair History | It took awhile for the breed to be accepted. In fact, up until the early 1960's the breed was treated like strays. In 1965, an American Shorthair was named Best Cat, and it finally began to be accepted. Today, many people are the proud owners of an American Shorthair, and this breed is continuing to wow judges at the cat shows.
8: Interesting Facts | American Shorthairs are a very gentle breed. They enjoy spending time with their human families, but they are very independent. They can be left alone. They are a generally healthy breed and can live anywhere from 15-20 years. American Shorthairs don't require much grooming. Brushing them once every few weeks should keep them looking nice. These cats are often confused with the Domestic Shorthair breed. They are very similar.
9: Domestic Shorthair | American Shorthair
11: Sources | http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/American_Shorthair http://www.petfinder.com/cat-breeds/American-Shorthair