I have an 11-year-old male American Shorthair cat named Checkers.
If you are looking for a medium to large-sized cat with a rich history, you can't go wrong with an American Shorthair kitten.
From its early role as a mouser on British cargo ships, the American Shorthair has found its rightful place in people's hearts.
The American Shorthair is believed to be related to the British Shorthair, although time and selective breeding have created a character all its own.
According to the Cat Fanciers' Association, early records indicate that American Shorthair cats traveled to North America on the Mayflower.