American Shorthair Cat Information. The thick plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance. The exotic shorthair cat breed. American shorthair cat information. The general effect is that of a strongly built well balanced symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power endurance and agility.
Please click on the breed headings below to view their official standards. Over fourty years of careful selective breeding programs has resulted in numerous champions and grand champions as well as cfa regional and national winners.
Exotic shorthair personality and temperament. The american shorthair cat breed. The large round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression.
The friendly association originating in 1955 acfa is known as the fairest friendliest and most fun feline association. The american shorthair is the pedigreed version of the well known and beloved domestic shorthair. Our goal is to promote the welfare education knowledge and interest in all domesticated purebred and non purebred cats to breeders owners exhibitors of cats and the general public.
The ideal exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft round lines.
All allowable colours are listed within each breed. This versatile cat can be bred for any number of colors and patterns including the popular silver tabby. The american shorthair is known for its longevity robust health calm disposition good looks friendliness and gentleness.
Welcome to american cat fanciers association. At the end of the breeds is a description of the tabby patterns and general remarks for all breeds. Miribu cattery founded in 1967 by margot mellies md has been breeding american shorthair cats of the highest quality.
It is a true native american breed that comes in a variety of colors although it does not come in a pointed pattern like that of the siamese. The american shorthair is a true breed of working cat. The endearing exotic is a peaceful easygoing companion who will be content to quietly follow you around and then sit in your lap for petting whenever you give him the chance.
The exotic shorthair is a breed of cat developed to be a short haired version of the persianthe exotic is similar to the persian in many ways including temperament and conformation a flat nose and face with the exceptions of the short dense coat. Mellies has been a cfa licensed cat show judge judging 1979 until 2008. A domestic short haired cat is a cat of mixed ancestrythus not belonging to any particular recognized cat breedpossessing a coat of short furin british english they are often referred to as moggiesdomestic short haired cats should not be confused with the british shorthair american shorthair or other standardized breeds with shorthair names which are breeds recognized by various.