| American Shorthairs are descended from British Shorthairs. The ancestors of American Shorthairs were carried on ships sailing from England to America for the purpose of killing mice. American Shorthairs can be prone to congenital heart defects.
American Shorthair Rescue
Azerbaijan Animal Rescue
Azerbaijan is Iocated in West and Central Asia. Most peopIe in Azerbaijan speak Azerbaijani Turkic. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. The population of Azerbaijan is about 7.9 million. Threatened species known from Azerbaijan include the Armenian Birch Mouse, Argali, Bechstein's Bat, Caspian Seal, and East Caucasian Tur.