The American Shorthair is a true breed of working cat. The conformation should be adapted for this with no part of the anatomy so exaggerated as to foster weakness. The general effect should be that of a strongly built, well balanced, symmetrical cat with conformation indicating power, endurance, and agility.
Coat colours: Blue-Silver, Red Tabby, Red Mackerel Tabby, Brown Tabby, Blue Tabby, Cream Tabby, Tortoiseshell, Tabby and White.
These cats are easy-going and adaptable. They are generally healthy, with very rare inherited concerns. Their dense coat is known to shed quite a bit.