American Shorthair kittens are one of the most popular breeds as they are
known to be affectionate and loyal yet low maintenance. The American Shorthair descended from cats brought
from England used for catching mice but is larger and more powerful than its British cousin. The
American Shorthair cat is friendly and trainable and gets along with children and other household pets.
However, they are not particularly fond of being picked up. The American Shorthair comes in more than eighty
variations of colors and patterns though silver is the most common. Weekly brushing
of the short coat should be sufficient except during the semi-annual shedding. Heart disease is a common
health problem among American Shorthairs but normally American Shorthairs will live fifteen years or longer.
The following videos illustrate several examples of American Shorthair kittens and cats.