American Shorthair Quick Guide

PopularityIn the top ten at 8th placeAmerican Shorthair cat Champ beauty shot
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Place of originUnited States
Date of origin1904 or 1906 (called “Domestic Shorthair”)
AncestryMating of purebred British and random bred American Shorthair
Weight3.5-7 kg (8-15 lb)
TemperamentEasy-going, balanced
Body typeSemi-cobby
RegistrationCFA, TICA, ACFA, CCA (Canadian). Note: GCCF and FiFé don’t register this cat
Colours & TypesHuge range: solid (self), bi-color, chinchilla, shaded, smoke, diluted, smoke and white, tortoiseshell, calico, silver, tabby (brown, silver, patched and mackerel), van, and combinations of these. Picture: red patched tabby and white, Champ
Outcross breedsNone
NoteSolid American cat, one of the original breeds

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