Mostly laid back and easygoing, the American Shorthair tends to be affectionate without being needy. One surprising thing American Shorthair might love: water. They often prefer to lap water from a faucet or from a paw dipped in water. American Shorthair also loves to play. With a little training, you may even be able to teach your American Shorthair some easy tricks. If you train your American Shorthair early, he will even do well traveling in a carrier, so this breed often does well when traveling with their owners.