The American Shorthair is a medium to large breed that is slightly longer than it is tall. In general, they are strong and well balanced, with a stance that indicates power, endurance and agility. American shorthair cats have round and large heads, plump cheeks and slightly rounded ears. The eyes are large and round, shining brightly, which have various colors according to fur. The muzzle is square and the jaws strong for capturing prey
An American Shorthair has a short, thick coat with an even and hard texture. The coat is dense to protect from moisture, cold and superficial skin injuries, and they come in over 100 color and pattern combinations.