American Shorthair Cat
The American Shorthair was developed from native American working cats. American Shorthairs are true working cats: stocky, muscular, and powerful in build. The breed was originally called the "Shorthair", then "Domestic Shorthair", and later, in 1965, the "American Shorthair". Today, the term "domestic shorthair" is used to describe cats of unknown parentage or origin, and American Shorthair is the title given to the true pedigreed variety. They were among the first breeds recognized in the United States; 71 "Shorthair" cats and kittens were displayed at the very first U.S. cat show in 1895.
American Shorthair Breed Rescue
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