Exotic Shorthair

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

About the Exotic Shorthair

These cats 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 favorite 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 that have physical features such as a flat face and short nose due to their flat and wide skull shape. These anatomical attributes can cause some health issues like skin, eye and breathing problems as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all brachycephalic breeds, we advise you to choose a cat with physical features that are not over-exaggerated, to acquire from a responsible breeder or shelter and to seek advice from your veterinarian as needed.

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