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American Shorthair male or female? Differences in temperament and more
American Shorthair male or female? Differences in temperament and more

The American Shorthair is a breed known for its longevity, robust health, beauty, sweet personality and friendliness with children, dogs and other pets. As with humans, cats of different sexes also have different behavior. That is why it is important to know the characteristics of both American Shorthair, male or female.


two american shorthair kittens
two american shorthair kittens

The American Shorthair is generally a breed of cats very affectionate, proving to be excellent companions of man, of any age.

Although they are independent cats and do not need a lot of emotional connection, they love to be the same as pets and live in the family.

If you are a busy person and cannot afford to pay much attention to the cat, then this breed is right for your needs.

This cat is, in fact, self-sufficient and can sleep and play alone.

Whether male or female, the American Shorthair knows how to balance without problems between loneliness and attention towards him.

Physically, the American Shorthair, both male and female, have thick, short fur and a strong temperament that helps them fight in tough outdoor conditions.

American short-haired male cats

an american shortair cat kitten
an american shortair cat kitten

With a slightly heavier weight than the female American Shorthair, male cats have a greater tendency to put on weight.

Also, the male of the American Shorthair it has a much smarter look.

Male short-haired cats are less reserved and open easily. They are more affectionate than females and love to be pampered, they are kind and good-natured, however, they tend to be a little more playful even in old age.

The American Shorthair is a healthy breed in general and the male can live up to 10 - 16 years.

Even though they are prone to some diseases, like all other cat breeds, they do not fall into depression.

American Shorthair female cats

american shorthair with puppy
american shorthair with puppy

American Shorthair females also have the same sturdy build as males. However, they are smaller in size and weigh less.

With physical characteristics a little more delicate and relatively larger eyes, female American Shorthairs are downright beautiful.

Compared to males, females are a little more reserved, they take time to open up to their owners and the environment.

They are very selective and can choose only one family member from whom to receive all the pampering and attention.

This, however, does not mean that he has a negative attitude towards others, but he will often seek out a particular person.

Also, cats are less active and stop playing when they become adults.

From a health perspective, females tend to be much stronger than male cats, do not tend to put on weight easily, and have a lower risk of obesity.

Personality traits of both sexes

american shorthair on the floor
american shorthair on the floor

American Shorthairs are, in general, friendly and affectionate

This breed is intelligent and easy to train and their quick learning and adaptability nature makes them an ideal pet, especially when it comes to edifying them.

An important trait these kittens have is their natural predisposition to socialize, but they are not very vocal and use expressions to indicate their needs.

Their independent and affectionate nature makes them a perfect companion even for singles or seniors.