American Shorthair Rescue Information: The American Shorthair is a vigorous, medium to large sized cat. American Shorthairs are gentle and companionable. This breed is patient with children and dogs. American Shorthairs are mellow and quiet. This breed is typically fairly long lived and healthy.
American Shorthair Trivia: 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 come in dozens of different color combinations. American Shorthairs can be prone to congenital heart defects. Male American Shorthairs are usually 50-75% larger than females.