This breed is the result of crossing a common domestic cat with imported breeds such as British Shorthairs, Burmese and Persians.

In 1904, the CFA registered 'Buster Brown', a male, as the first American Shorthair.

Originally known as the Domestic Shorthair until the 1960's, the breed was officially recognized in 1966 and renamed American Shorthair.

Well-balanced, good-natured, playful and easy-going, American Shorthairs are very attached to their masters. They live well with other cats and dogs and particularly appreciate children. These cats are also known to be fearless hunters.

Females reach puberty between 11 and 12 months of age and males between 15 and 18 months of age.

The American Shorthair comes in a multitude of colors (except chocolate and lilac), the most popular one being Silver.

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