Exotic Cat











The Exotic Cat, friendly with anyone, is an exciting and funny cat. With its large, round and brilliant coloured eyes is able to return given love many times over.

The breed is called the Exotic Shorthair in most associations. It is called the Exotic Cat here because some longhaired offspring of Exotics are called the Exotic Longhair, and at least a few organizations recognize the Exotic Longhair as a separate breed. Exotic kittens are found in the same wide variety of colors and patterns as the Persian, including the Himalayan colorpoint pattern.

The Exotic is the shorthair equivalent of the Persian and Himalayan breeds and is differentiated from the Persian and Himalayan by coat length ONLY.

Exotic Cat At a Glance

  • Weight: medium-size cat weighing 8-13 lbs.
  • Longevity: 12-15 yrs.
  • Colors: white, red, cream, black, blue, chocolate, lilac, silver, golden cameo, tortoiseshell, bluecream, brown, lilac cream, calico
  • Pattern: solid color, tortoiseshell, bicolor, tricolor/calico, tabby, smoke, shaded, points
  • Eye color: blue, copper, hazel, odd-eyed
  • Tendency to shed : high
  • Less allergenic: no
  • Head: round, large
  • Ears: small, round tipped, set far apart
  • Eyes: large, round
  • Body: large or medium in size
  • Legs: short, thick, and strong
  • Paws: large, round
  • Tail: short, proportion in length
  • Coat: dense, soft, medium in length
  • Behavior: the exotic breed is generally known for a gentle and calm personality. Known as quiet cats who rarely meow, exotic cats tend to show more affection than most breeds. They are also known to make excellent lap cats.

Breed Characteristics:

Tendency to Vocalize

Affectionate with Family

Potential for Playfulness

Kid Friendly

Pet Friendly

Intelligence

General Health

Easy to Groom


Exotic Cat Breed Standards

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Exotic Shorthair Cat

The first Exotic Cats were the result of interbreeding between Persians and American Shorthairs, yet this breed actually behaves much more like the Persian breed. The Exotic Cat is less of a grooming challenge than the Persian, hence the nickname, "Persians for lazy people."


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