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Vande Bald's American Shorthairs Cattery

 

The American Shorthair is recognised in more than 80 different colours and patterns of which the silver tabby is the most well-known. Their coat is short, glossy and thick with some texture to it.

 

The ASH has a sweet expression that gives the impression of a “smiling cat”.

The American Shorthair Cat
 

AMERICAN SHORTHAIR


 

 

 

They are “middle-of-the-road” cats. Neither too big or small, nor over cuddly or distant, neither couch potatoes nor hyperactive. They enjoy being in your lap, but not in your face. They will happily follow their owners from room to room, but will get there on their own steam, as they generally do not like to be picked up and are known as “four-on-the-ground” cats.


They are known for their quiet voices. Some will communicate in sweet chirps and squeaks and some will open their mouths to meow with no sound coming out, known as the silent meow.


While today’s ASH should be able to hunt, as they are working cats, most are far to busy being lap cats to be bothered by such a mundane task as mousing........they do prefer toys that challenge their hunting and chasing instincts.


The ASH is very sociable, gentle, and affectionate and is known for developing devoted attachment to their owners. They get along well with dogs and other animals and are very gentle with children and love to play with them.


The ASH is a very healthy cat and with proper care will enjoy long life spans, generally between 15 and 20 years.
 

My Friend Wendy Welham of Kashew cattery and I imported our first American Shorthairs in 2008, from Cheryl Jorgenson of Schooner cattery in the USA.
 

 

Stud: Sp Ch Schooners Yachstman of Vande Bald

 
Gender: Male
D.O.B: 17 January 2008
Colour: Silver Classic Tabby

HCM scan: 24 February 2009 - Normal Heart
HCM scan: 15 October 2010 - Normal Heart

 

Show Brags:

Best Foreign Adult, Best Overall Adult and Cat of the day at the NC/FS Cat Club (SACC)
show in Kimberley 2009

Best Adult and Cat of the day at the CASA show in Kimberley 2009

Cat of the day at the Eastern Province Cat Club (SACC) show in Port Elizabeth 2009

Best Foreign Adult, Best Overall Adult and Cat of the day at the NC/FS Cat Club (SACC)
show in Kimberley 2010

Best Adult and Cat of the day at the CASA show in Kimberley 2010

 
 

 

 

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 Queen: Kashew Dakota Fanning

 
Gender: Female
D.O.B: 28 April 2010
Colour: Silver Classic Tabby

 

 

 

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on my Sphynx or American Shorthair kittens email me at
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My kittens go to their new home with a contract, fully vaccinated and dewormed, vet checked, litter trained, kitten starter pack and an information sheet on how to care for your kitten. All my kittens also go to their new homes neutered/spayed…no exceptions
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