Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Coat Type: all colors of Persian cats
Color: all cat colors & patterns
Temperament: very affectionate, calm, gentle, good with other pets

December’s Cat of the Month

Exotic Shorthair has the sweet temperament and looks of the Persian without the long hair.

Where are Exotic Shorthairs from?

The Exotic Shorthair was bred in the United States by persons wanting the best of Persians without the long hair. It was bred using Persians and American shorthaired breeds in about 1960. The result is the Exotic Shorthair of today.

What do Exotic Shorthairs look like?

The Exotic Shorthair is a strong healthy cat. Its body is low to the ground with a broad chest. Legs are short, thick and strong. Paws are large and round. The head is round and massive with a short snub nose. Ears are small and round tipped. Coat is dense, plush, soft and stands out somewhat from the body. Colors are the same as for Persians. Eyes are large and round, set far apart. Eye colors are brilliant copper, blue or green, depending on coat color.

Do Exotic Shorthairs make good pets?

The Exotic Shorthair is the most affectionate of cats. It is somewhat livelier than the Persian. It has a calm and gentle demeanor and is good with other pets. The Exotic Shorthair is definitely a lap cat.

Where can I adopt an Exotic Shorthair?

There are rescue sites listed at KittySites.com. Also on line are Atlanta Persian and Siamese Rescue, Inc. and Maple Bay Exotics.com who will ship anywhere.

Possible Health Issues

Sinus and breathing problems due to shortened nose, polycystic kidney disease, excessive eye tearing.

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