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The American Shorthair is a lovable, natural breed and, as its name implies, originated in the United States. Females tend to be smaller than their female counterparts, but both have extremely weather-resistant coats that are quite tough to the touch. They are known for being wonderful companions and family pets, thanks to their easy-going, loving nature that has made the American Shorthair one of the most popular breeds in the United States. However, if you want to share your home with one of these charming cats, you will need to register your interest with breeders, as not many well-bred American Shorthair kittens are available in the UK each year.
Read our American Shorthair Buying Advice page for information on this cat breed.