American Shorthairs descend from European farm cats brought to North America. They are very adaptable.
Extremely loyal, laidback and adaptable. Make excellent apartment pets.
Generally healthy but can experience obesity and dental issues. Annual vet checks important.
Require weekly brushing to reduce shedding and distribute skin oils. Check ears.
Despite low activity needs, need cat trees and toys. Enjoy exploring the outdoors safely.
Require high-quality food without excess fillers or by-products. Watch calorie intake.
Typically live 15-20 years with proper health management and annual vet checks.