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7 Fun facts about American Shorthairs


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Now, let’s take a look at 27 fun facts about American Shorthair cats in detail.

1. They Are Born Hunters

According to history, the ancestors of American Shorthair breed have travelled with European Pioneers on Mayflower. Back then, they were considered as hunters rather than pets.

Also, what makes them great hunters is the main element required for hunting; patience.

This differentiates them from other cats, making them a great and popular cat breed!

2. They are LIFE-SAVERS!

Can you imagine a cat saving lives? Well, American Shorthairsdo!

They have been entitled as live savers in history as they are known to have saved hundreds of lives by killing mice and rodents which contained diseases.

3. They are not shy and love to Mingle

American Shorthairs are well known as easily adaptable lap cats with a quiet aura. They love to mingle with their family, children as well as other pets! Their calm personality and gentle nature make them a great and perfect family pet.

4. They are Popular

Well, who doesn’t know about American Shorthair? Everyone does!

They were one of the first five breeds to be recognized and have been known as the ‘Cat of the Year’ in 1965, 1984, and 1996 by CFA- Cat Fanciers Association. Ever since they have been popular and desirable pets!

5. They come with such Diversity

They are known to have more than eighty patterns, a myriad of colours, and seven coat patterns!

Their coats include:

  • Cream
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Cameo
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Blue cream
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Chinchilla

However, the most common and popular ones are known to be silver tabby, tortoiseshell, solid, and calico. There is great variation among this breed to choose from!

6. OMG, do you know a cat breed this FAMOUS?

Who could have imagined that American Shorthairs have an ancestor who has lived in the white house?

That, too, with President George Bush! He is known to have owned a black American Shorthair for eight years, who was named India, inspired by a baseball player named ‘El-Indio’

7. They are easy to train

American Shorthair is known to be a fun-loving cat, as they love to interact with their owners. Hence, they love activities and it is easy to train them!

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