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Welcome to Cacao Cattery's American Shorthair home on the web. Since 2003, we have specialized in silver classic tabby American Shorthairs. We breed to the CFA standard, neither too extreme nor too moderate. The American Shorthair breed is a wonderful breed that blends together the gentle, sweet lapcat with the powerful build of domestic cat. The idea behind the standard is that the American Shorthair looks like a cat that could surive on its own in the wild, but, in reality, lives in our laps and houses. They are wonderful pets and very low maintenance.

We have bred and raised top-award winning Persians and Himalayans since 1971. Our Persian program has produced over 100 CFA Grands and over 30 Regional Winners and continues to be very successful. However, we have long been enchanted with silver tabby American Shorthairs, but timing and circumstances were never quite right for us to have a program with them.

Our first American Shorthair came from Taz-N-Toonce Cattery. We saw our girl - Taz-N-Toonce's Miki Sakura - being shown as a kitten, and we sort of jokingly asked "How much?" As it turned out, she was for sale! A few short weeks later, she was ours! We loved showing Miki, and she became GC Taz-N-Toonce's Miki Sakura of Cacao in short order.

Soon it was time to find Miki a boyfriend. Our desire was to have a nice quality male that had a wonderful personality - and we found him at Detente Cattery. Detente's Excalibur came to us from tropical Hawaii, and he hasn't stopped purring since we got him. Excalibur (we call him Calvin) had great fun being shown and soon became GC Detente's Excalibur of Cacao.

We have enjoyed great success with our small program, with 7 Grands (5 of our own breeding) and a Regional Winner! We have also found great joy in producing happy and healthy kittens that make wonderful family additions.

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