The american shorthair is known for its longevity robust health calm disposition good looks friendliness and gentleness. 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.
American shorthair cat. Color code book. The american shorthair cat breed. 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.
Acfa has an official color code book available for sale from central office. American shorthair cat the american shorthair cat is known for its hunting ability. The thick plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
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 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. 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.
Full of british reserve the shorthair has a quiet voice and is an undemanding companion. The exotic shorthair cat breed. For all breeds which do not have color descriptions in their individual standards.
The american shorthair is the pedigreed version of the well known and beloved domestic shorthair. This versatile cat can be bred for any number of colors and patterns including the popular silver tabby. The general effect is that of a strongly built well balanced symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power endurance and agility.
Welcome to american cat fanciers association. The ideal exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft round lines. The american shorthair is a true breed of working cat.
See all british shorthair cat characteristics below.