• Jan 13, 2020

There is a version that the history of breed the American short-haired cat begins with the moment when the Norwegian forest cats who arrived in America in the company of Vikings were crossed to cats of immigrants from Portugal and Spain.

 a short-haired cat of a photo

On a photo: American short-haired cat

There is also other version according to which the American short-haired cats are descendants of the British short-haired.

However, anyway, the American short-haired cats throughout all history of breed were "workers". They performed important function: destroyed rodents who bred at a fearful rate. Spartan life turned the American short-haired cats into hardy, independent, fearless and initiative creations.

Long time in the USA the breed was called "house short-haired", and only in 1966 received the name "American short-haired".

Modern American short-haired cats are slightly larger, than their ancestors.

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