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Exotic Shorthair

The Exotic Shorthair has a sweet, gentle nature and is quiet and easy to live with.

About the Exotic Shorthair

This breed are creatures of habit and prefer a calm atmosphere and gentle handling. They are happy to be combed and petted by children, but are unlikely to join in boisterous games with them.

The Exotic Shorthair has a quiet, musical voice, but communicates mainly with their large, expressive eyes. They like the security of the ground and will eagerly play with a toy or a teaser but are equally happy to lie in a favourite spot.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Size category
Medium

Calm / Quiet / Sociable

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of grooming
  • Best suited to indoor life
  • Best suited to quiet homes

Health condition

Exotic Shorthairs belong to the brachycephalic family. Their physical features include a flatter face and shorter nose due to their skull shape. These anatomical attributes can lead to some health issues fo their skin, eyes and breathing as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all breeds we advise you choose a cat with physical features that are not overexaggerated, buy from a responsible breeder and seek veterinary advice.

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