The facts presented in this Blog Post were retrieved from 'The Ultimate encyclopedia of cat breeds and cat care' by Alan Edwards, and also from the Purina website.
The Exotic Shorthair (known simply as the 'Exotic') is the result of careful selective breeding in America using the best American short-hairs and the best Persian longhairs. The aim in breeding the Exotic Shorthair was to produce a Persian cat without the long hair to reduce the grooming commitment. These shorthaired cats are judged in the Longhair Persian-type section of cat shows. The coat, which is of medium length, is much easier to care for but still has the huge range of colors and patterns that the Persians have. The Exotic Shorthair was first seen in the 1960’s and is becoming a very popular breed of cat.Royce
The Exotic Shorthair is a medium sized cat with a short body, short, thick legs and large paws. They have a round head, with a short nose and small, wide-set round tipped ears. The Exotics have a strong and powerful jaws. The eyes are large and round, set well apart and are brilliant in color. The Exotic Shorthair's coat is easy to keep in good condition. Regular brushing will help keep dead hair from knotting into the coat and also from covering your furniture in cat fur.Rosie
The Exotic Shorthair has the placidity and dignity of the Persian, yet has a playful and affectionate side. They are patient with children and is contented to be an indoor cat.
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