Coloring – Known as a cat of many colors, the American Shorthair comes in over eighty different colors and patterns ranging from the striking brown-patched tabby to the glistening blue-eyed white, the beautiful shaded cameo to the flashy calico van, and many colors in between.
Eyes – Deep blue, brilliant gold, odd-eyed, green, blue-green or hazel. Brilliant gold is the most common, although eye color relates to coat color.
Overall Appearance – The American Shorthair is a true breed of working cat. The general appearance should be that of a strongly built, well-balanced, symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power, endurance, and agility.
Personality – American Shorthairs are low maintenance cats. These beautiful cats are not only lovely to look at, but are healthy, easy going and affectionate.
Interesting Breed Fact – The American Shorthair is America’s own breed, whose ancestors are the cats that came to North America with the early pioneers from Europe. There are records that indicate several cats arrived on the “Mayflower.”
Breed information supplied by the
Cat Fanciers’ Association