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American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

4/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Need for attention

3/5

Fun and Fickle

By

United States

Posted Nov 07, 2014

Allergies in my family won't allow me to own one currently, however I spent the first 25 years or more of my life with at least one cat running around. As cat owners will tell you, they are something of a mixed blessing, sweet but moody, friendly but aloof. They do however offer a distinct bond that you don't get from a dog or any other common house pet.

The Pros:

Easy to box train and maintain, funny and entertaining, are affectionate when they sense you're upset, companionship without clingy loyalty, soothing presence.

The Cons:

Frequently solitary and independent, sneaky, smell won't come out of carpet if not box trained, even the most mild-mannered cat will unexpectedly scratch/bite once in awhile, so they're not always ideal for kids.

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