They come in over 80 different variations of color and patterns, though silver with black markings and tabby are among the most popular. Regardless of what color their coats are, American Shorthairs require very little maintenance. They aren’t heavy shedders and only need to be groomed occasionally.
American Shorthairs have a bulky, muscular build, but they aren’t particularly athletic. Therefore, it’s important to make sure they get regular exercise so they don’t become overweight. Known for their calm and amiable demeanor, these cats get along well with children and other animals. They’re easy to train and prefer lounging on the couch to chasing toys.