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Exotic Cat

Exotic Cat photo


Photograph by Stefanobalocco. Some rights reserved.

The Exotic Shorthair has a short, squat, cobby body which is covered in very dense, thick short, soft fur. They are very soft cats, and they have rather compact faces which are wider than they are long. Their faces, however, are sweet and open, and they have the overall teddy bear look with their large eyes and average ears. Their tails are long and expressive. They are simply short haired Persians, and this is exactly how they look.

Size

Medium

Colours

Any colours are acceptable.

Temperament

The Exotic Shorthair is a sweet and docile cat, which loves its owner and will follow them around. They will beg for your attention by looking up at you and occasionally mewing softly. The Exotic Shorthair's meow is rarely heard, however, as they are a more quiet breed. They are extremely easy going cats and love to just lie around the house with their owners, often sitting on their laps or putting their paws over their owner's shoulders.

Suitable for

These cats are suitable for anyone who wants one as they are calm and friendly animals.

Care

The Exotic Shorthair, unlike the Persian which it so resembles, does not need as much grooming, and the occasional brush will keep its coat healthy.

History

The Exotic Shorthair is simply the a hybridisation of the Persian cat, bred to have a shorter coat.