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Exotic Shorthair

Known as the lazy man’s Persian, the Exotic Shorthair has the body type and easygoing nature of the Persian but without the coat length and need for daily grooming. With her thick, dense, plush short hair and round face, the Exotic Shorthair has a soft teddy bear look. This sweet feline is affectionate and loyal. The breed is athletic, fun-loving, yet also quiet and sensitive.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Good for multi-pet households
Did you know?
Originally the Exotic Shorthair was named Sterling due to the breed’s beautiful silver coat. They later were named Exotic Shorthair because the silver wasn’t a colour previously found in American Shorthairs, making it exotic.
Exotic Shorthair
  • Size Medium to large, with males weighing 3 to 6.5 kilograms and females weighing 2.5 to 4.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short, plush, thick
  • Temperament Sweet, affectionate, loyal
  • Grooming Yes
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Quiet