|Purred: Thu Jan 25, '07 10:17am PST |
|Yes there is.
American Shorthairs are pure bred cats, while domestic short hair (medium and long hair) are mixed breeds. Basically the mutts in the cat world. You are definitely a DSH.
This website has some info and pictures of ASH cats.
B y chance, a non-pedigreed shorthaired cat (or "Domestic Shorthair") might resemble an American Shorthair, just as another random-bred cat might look like a Siamese, Persian or Maine Coon. The difference, however, is that a pedigreed cat can consistently produce kittens of the same physical conformation, coat quality, and temperament, while a random-bred cat cannot. Years of selective breeding and the careful recording of many generations of cats guarantee that each litter of kittens will have specific qualities.
A catster thread recently with the same question.
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