This breed embodies the “All-American” working cat type – sturdy of structure with an amiable, playful personality and a short, low-maintenance coat. They are most likely descended from cats brought over by European settlers to hunt vermin on ships and in their homes. Efforts to establish them as a breed began in the late 1800s and they were officially recognized by the CFA in 1906 as one of their first five recognized cat breeds. American Shorthairs come in more than eighty coat colors and are generally healthy cats that tend to be easy going and social, even with strangers.
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