Looking for a Cuddly Kitty? Try an Exotic Shorthair

Looking for a Cuddly Kitty? Try an Exotic Shorthair

By Grant Carroll

In the 1960’s, cat breeders wanted to create a breed that was like a Persian but with short hair. At first, it was met with much controversy as many Persian breeders were outraged at the thought. In time, however, Exotic Shorthairs came to be loved by cat fanciers. This breed took time to develop the desired characteristics, but today they are a robust and popular breed with distinct characteristics.

The Exotic Shorthair was created by crossing Persians with American, British and Burmese shorthairs. However, since 1968 the British and Burmese were not allowed to outcross. Many of the first hybrids from shorthairs and Persians didn’t have any good Persian qualities, but through the years careful selective breeding created today’s Exotics with wonderful Persian type and with the Persian’s mellow disposition. They are often said to have the appearance of teddy bears.

Exotic Shorthairs are a great choice for urban apartment dwellers as they are cats that enjoy the quiet life. They do have surges of energy that get spent by playing and romping like a kitten, but for the most part they enjoy sleeping when not occupied with anything else. They are known for being very sweet and loveable, so these “Persians in Pajamas” make perfect little companions.

Grant Carroll proud father of four dogs and co-owner of http://www.littlepamperedpets.com with Dog Clothes and Small Dog Sweaters.

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