American Shorthair.. A breed of pet cats descended from European cats

The American Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat believed to be descended from European cats and arrived in North America on settlers' ships to protect their valuable goods from mice and rats.

According to the American Cat Breeders Association (CFA), this cat was the seventh most popular purebred cat in the United States in 2012.

When settlers sailed from Europe to North America, they took cats with them on their ships to protect goods from mice—for example, the cats that migrants took on board the Mayflower to catch mice on the ship and in their colony. Many of these cats arrived on the land of the New World, interbreed, and developed special traits to adapt to the new life and different climates.

In the early twentieth century, a selective breeding program was established to obtain the best traits in these cats.

The American short-haired cat is a purebred cat, as it has precise characteristics and characteristics that do not go out of it. These characteristics were determined by a number of American societies interested in the culture of cat breeding, such as the International Cat Association (TICA) and the Cat Breeders Association.

This breed is recognized by all bodies in North America to register the breeds of cats.
These cats were originally called the Domestic Shorthair, and their name was changed in 1966 to "American Shorthair" to better illustrate their American origins, and to differentiate them from the rest of the short-haired cat breeds.

The name "American Shorthair" also supports the idea that this breed is a purebred that differs from non-pedigree domestic shorthairs that are randomly mated, which can be similar in appearance.

Both breeds, the American Shorthair and the Domestic Shorthair, may be referred to using the term "working cat" because they were used to curb rodent population growth, on ships and on farms.
The American Shorthair was among the first five cat breeds to be registered by the Cat Breeders Association in 1906.

Although they are not very agile cats, American Shorthairs have huge and strong bodies.

According to the Cat Breeders Association's standards for this breed, the American Shorthair is a truly working cat breed. These cats have round faces and short ears.

According to the Cat Breeders Association, this breed of pet cat does not require much care, they are usually healthy, calm, affectionate to their owners and social with strangers.

Males have significantly larger bodies than females, with adult males weighing between 5 and 6.8 kg, while females weigh between 2.7 and 5.4 kg when they reach puberty after completing the age of three or four years.

With a good diet and plenty of attention, love and care, these cats can live 15 years or even longer, provided they are vaccinated annually and have frequent veterinary checkups.

These cats have solid, strong, and muscular bodies, with well-developed shoulders, chests and backs.

American shorthair cats are known to have more than eighty colors and patterns ranging from brown patched tabby to white with blue eyes, and from silver to gray and gray to calico, and many other colors.

Some of them even come in dark colors such as black, brown and a mixture of this and that.
In general, only American Shorthairs with one parent of a different breed (crossbreed) cannot appear chocolate, sable, purple, lilac or spotted as Siamese cats.