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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
My kitty, Tzipporah, is black and has short hair. I've been told shes an american shorthair and I've been told she's a domestic shorthair.
I'm so confused. Any help?

I'd show you all a picture, but I'm still figuring this site out.


Kendall && Tzipporah
post #2 of 10
For what I know they are the same American Short hair = Domestic Short hair... Hope this helps, and yes, please post pictures!
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Are they really?
Well, that solves that problem!

Thank you so much.

Yes, the very second I figure this out, I'll post pictures of my baby.

,
Kendall & Tzipporah
post #4 of 10
Pretty sure that American short hair is a breed... domestic short hair is a mix... a mutt... with short hair.

Most likely, you have an domestic short hair.
post #5 of 10
Your cat is not a american shorthair.
That is a breed.
i bet your cat is a dms.


http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/american-sh.html
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
For what I know they are the same American Short hair = Domestic Short hair...
American Shorthairs are a purebreed, like a British or Scottish s/h.
post #7 of 10
This is Cleos mom.
She is part American Shorthair.

http://www.suedekitty.com/Babys%20Page.htm
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh ok.
Thank you guys soooo much!




Kendall && Tzipporah
post #9 of 10
I would love to see pictures of your cat.
post #10 of 10
While the original American SH's were from domestic shorthair stock, over 40 yrs or more, the breeders got more consistent with breeding and had a written standard. So today the American Shorthair is a legit breed of cat.

If you didn't get your cat from a breeder with registration papers, then its a domestic shorthair meaning its a mix of backgrounds - not a "purebred" cat.
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