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American Shorthair Breed Information
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American Shorthair
Description  
 
Color  
 
The American Shorthair Cat comes in a variety of colors. color combinations and patterns. The solid cats are white. black. blue. red. cream. or blue-cream. The silver cats are chinchilla silver. shaded silver. blue-chinchilla. or blue-shaded. The cameo cats are shell. shaded. cream-shell. or cream-shaded. The smoke cats can be black. blue. cameo. tortoiseshell. or blue-cream. The tabby pattern cats are classic. mackerel. patched. brown patched. blue patched. blue-silver patched or silver patched. The tabby cats are silver. red. brown. blue. cream. cream. blue-silver. cameo. or cream-cameo. The tortoiseshell cats can be chinchilla-shaded. shaded. dilute chinchilla-shaded or dilute shaded. The bi-color can be smoke and white. black smoke and white. blue-smoke and white. tortoiseshell smoke and white. shell-cameo and white. shaded cameo and white. smoke cameo and white. tabby and white. silver-tabby and white. silver-patched tabby and white. cameo tabby and white. brown tabby and white. brown patched tabby and white. blue tabby and white. blue-patched tabby and white. red-patched tabby and white. cream tabby and white. The van bi-color may be black and white. red and white. blue and white or cream and white. The American Shorthairs may also be calico. dilute calico. van calico or van-dilute calico.
History  
 
Features  
 
The American Shorthair is smart. curious. and active. They are recognized in over eighty different colors and patterns. The American Shorthair can be very easy-going and lovable. These cats adjust well to dogs and kids. The American Shorthair has a sturdy build with males reaching a weight of eleven to fifteen pounds and females about eight to twelve pounds. They reach full growth size at about three to four years old and live about twenty years with proper care and good diet.
Grooming  
 
The American Shorthair Cats coat is easy to maintain. Regular combing is recommended.
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