ABOUT EXOTIC SHORTHAIR and LONGHAIR CATS/KITTENS
* An Exotic Shorthair breed cat can be either Shorthair or Longhair
and all other traits are similar with the look of the kitten
* An Exotic Shorthair originated by breeding
an American Brown Tabby shorthair and a Persian Cat . . .
and with selective breeding soon created what is called today
the CFA recognized breed . . . Exotic Shorthair cat !
The appearance is cobby with short, stout legs, large feet
and with a muscular physique.
The Exotic Shorthair cat's face is identical to the Persian,
therefore, the same CFA breed standard as the Persian.
There are two features which that makes the Exotic stand out.
This breed is categorized as brachycephalic feline breed.
This means the skull, and by extension, the face, is short
and broad, with a flattened muzzle.
Another natural characteristic the Exotic Shorthair breed is known for
and ultimately boosts its popularity . . . is its pedomorphic appearance, described as a kittenish or bear expression, with large, round, widely set eyes, small ears, short nose, and a large, round head!
This “cuteness”, sweet, playful nature personality of the Exotic is responsible for it's increased popularity through the years !
The Exotic is not especially prone to disease or genetic abnormalities that show up in many other feline breeds!
This is largely due the carefully and selective breeding . . .
precautions early breeders practiced !
When it comes to shedding, they are know to have minimun shedding and known as a NON Shedding breed!
History and Background
The origin - birth of the Exotic Shorthair began in the late 1950s, when Carolyn Bussey, American cat breeder crossed a Persian with a brown Burmese, in the hopes of producing a brown colored Persian.
This cross produced black kittens,
but ultimately resulting strikingly cute kittens.
It was Carolyn's desire and belief that cat lovers would
love the idea of a shorter hair Persian cat,
who would be easier to care for and groom, sweet natured,
and just as lovely and beautiful as
the popular number one feline breed . . . The Persian cat!
How to choose a Shorthair or Longhair Exotic kitten or cat
* Carefully choose a reputable CFA Registered Cattery Breeder
* Choose a quality Exotic Shorthair
* Warrantee for FIV, FeLV, PKD and Ringworm in writing
* Experienced Breeder that imprints and socializes kittens
* Choose a healthy, well built and a good bite
Choose an Shorthair or Longhair Exotic of color
CFA Exotic Shorthair - Longhair cats