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American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred cat myself,
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

N/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

5/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

1/5

Need for attention

N/A

American Shorthair, our barn cats

By

Pennsylvania, United States

Posted May 27, 2012

Over the span of my life, we've had dozens of this breed of cats. We don't keep them in our homes, but instead these are our barn cats. They're beautiful to look at, super friendly, and keep the mice and other rodents away. While we don't keep any in our home, these cats would very likely make great indoor pets. They don't seem to shed often, and they are pretty clean.

They do flock to people when anyone is out near the barn, and they seem to want a lot of attention, but for most that's a good thing. It seems that at least once a year we have a new litter, but because of how useful they are and how little they need from us to stay alive and healthy, we never have them "fixed." They are healthy and happy. Occasionally one will have something wrong that will warrant a visit from the vet, but that's once in a blue moon. I would easily recommend this breed of cat to anyone considering to buy or adopt.

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