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American Shorthair

American Short Hair Profile

Lifespan: 15-20 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 3.6-5.4 kg

Avg weight Male: 5.4-7 kg

Coat type: Short straight coat comes in a variety of colours and patterns.

Coat colours and body type: Variable coat colour, may appear: solid white, blue, black, cream, silver, red, gold, brown, blue-cream, and may come in bicolour, tricolour, tabby, and smoke or shaded patterns.  

Grooming required: Low - occasional brush.

Similar Breeds: Ocicat, Abyssinian.

Health Profile: Weight must be monitored closely, prone to obesity.

American Short Hair temperament

Easygoing attitude; enjoys independence and hunting. They were historically utilised for this attribute, to protect ship cargo from rodents.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.