Calm, curious and affectionate.
The Exotic Shorthair is basically a Persian cat but with a short coat.
Where I'm From
This distinctive cat was first bred in the USA in the 1960’s. An American shorthair was bred with a Persian longhair. The aim was to end up with a cat that looked Persian, but without the Persian’s heavy long coat.
What I Look Like
The Exotic shorthair is medium sized with big expressive eyes, a short snub nose and a large round head with full cheeks and small ears set well apart.
Exotics come in more than 90 different colours from blacks, through to creams, blues and tortoiseshell.
How I Act
Exotic shorthairs are gentle and docile. They get on well with children, but are also quite content being left on their own.
Although they have shorter, denser coats than their Persian cousins, exotic shorthairs do need regular attention to their coat. Regular brushing is recommended.
Am I the pet for you?
Their loveable appearance, along with their affectionate and playful nature make this an excellent companion pet. They are sweet-tempered breed and happiest when they are with people.
Exotics are suitable for families with children, needing less attention that other more dependent breeds.
They are not particularly active and not likely to dash around the house and cause mischief. They definitely prefer lounging around the house or curling up on a lap.
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