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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.