Exotic Shorthair Cat

Exotic Shorthair Cat Behavior / Temperament: Languid, leisurely (sounds better than lazy!), lap cat, independent, patient, enjoys a slow pace of life

Exotic Shorthair Cat Colors: Multitude of colors and patterns

Weight: Female 6 – 10 pounds, Male 7 – 14 pounds

Lifespan: 12 -15+  years

Maintenance: Low – Mid: needs more grooming than other cats with short hair.


Exotic Shorthair Cat Origin

The Exotic Shorthair cat is commonly called the lazy person’s Persian cat! It is a crossbreed of a Persian cat and the American Shorthair cat and has links to the Burmese cat and Russian Blue cat as well.

Exotic Shorthair Cat Physical Characteristics

It has a very cute face which is somewhat flat with a snub nose, a rounded head with large doleful round eyes with smallish ears set apart. Its distinctive feature is its sweet face and thick short haired coat. Despite being classified as a short hair cat, the Exotic’s coat is very thick and a little longer than some other shorthair cat breeds, it therefore requires more grooming so needs more attention in this regard.

Exotic Shorthair Cat Behavior / Temperament

The Exotic shorthair cat is languid and enjoys a slower pace of life and loves nothing better than sitting on your lap, however it is still more active than a Persian! It enjoys companionship, but is a bit more independent than other short haired cat breeds. It will wait patiently rather than meowing at you until it gets what it wants! It is therefore a less demanding cat in terms of personality, if not in grooming.

Exotic Shorthair Cat Color

Due to its rich, mixed ancestry this feline comes in a multitude of colors and patterns.