App: 5.5cms long Interesting facts: - Weight: 3 – 4.5 Kg - Size: 30 – 35 cm - Life expectancy: 12 – 20 years - Found: all over the world - Colouring: various The American Shorthair probably comes from the ancestors of today´s British Shorthair, brought to North America by British settlers. She is a very athletic cat, with a slim, powerful body. She is medium to large in size, strong, muscular, not too compact, and flexible. She has short, dense, strong and shiny fur.