| 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. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.
American Shorthair Rescue
Japan Animal Rescue
Japan is Iocated in East Asia and spans across approximateIy 145,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Japan include the Bonin Fruit Bat, Gloomy Tube-nosed Rat, Muennink's Spiny Rat. Most peopIe in Japan speak Japanese. The capital of Japan is Tokyo.