- Origin: United States
- Getting: Crossing
- Weight: 3.5 – 5.5 kg
- Colors: All colors
- Coat: short
- Temperament: affectionate, playful and intelligent
- Health: Predisposed to genetic diseases
- Kittens: 4
- Average age: 8 to 15 years
Exotic shorthair cat was formed by the crossing of the Persian and the American Shorthair cat around the 1960s and was only approved in America in 1984.
Due to its beauty and its qualities, it has spread very rapidly both on the American continent and on the European continent.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Appearance
The exotic short-haired breed is characterized by a round head, with large, distant eyes, which gives her a gentle look with an almost childlike expression.
The ears are tightly gripped, in oblique position, small toes, slightly rounded and slightly turned forward.
You can see a slightly curved snout at a small nose but never in the Pekin type.
The body, solid and robust, remains elegant and distinctive. The members are well-developed, broad, strong and robust.
The tail is relatively short, but proportional to the length of the trunk.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Behavior
Exotic cats are increasingly appreciated because of their affectionate, playful and intelligent character. It can be assured with certainty that this race is future and will win against other races that are in competition.
It is very easy to adapt to the conditions of the apartments, it is very clean and its presence brings plenty of satisfaction to the breeder. Easily educated, it quickly gets used to the rules of the house, it is attached to the owner, it is cheerful and full of tenderness and tenderness.
Robust and sturdy animal is a bit pretentious, and if properly fed, it does not spare any effort to show its full beauty and elegance.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Features
What is typical of this breed is the hair, whose length is 1-4 cm, which has, among other advantages, that it does not get stuck. Moreover, the hair is soft, elastic and even silky.
Except for the golden color and fewer rare varieties, the colors authorized for this breed are those for the Persan breed.
There are several color variations in this breed, one of which is the one-color exotica, tricolor, tainted, tiger etc.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Diseases
Being a race obtained by crossing the Persians, Exotic Shorthair is a race predisposed to a genetic disease, called polycystic kidney. This is a genetically transmitted disease from parents.
To prevent the disease from being transmitted to the offspring, testing cats before multiplication is recommended.
It is also advisable to buy the kitten from a registered breed and to have the tests to determine this disease.