Felis ISSN 2398-2950

American Shorthair

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  •   American Shorthair 

General information

  • Originally known as the Domestic Shorthair, but has been known as the American Shorthair since registration with the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) in 1965.
  • Bred as a working cat, clearing ships of rats, the American Shorthair embodies power, endurance and agility.
  • An independent, 'outdoor' cat, he thrives on hunting and play, yet makes an easy going and affectionate companion.
  • Needs little grooming.

Biological data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -www.cfa.org.


  • Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs - www.gccfcats.org.