Is An Exotic?
by Donna Guyer
WHAT IS THE EXOTIC BREED?
The Exotic Shorthair is rapidly increasing in
popularity across the country. Recognized by all
Cat Associations since 1967!
The Exotic breed was developed by crossing the
Persian with the American Shorthair breed.
Hence the Exotic has the face of the Persian with a thick, plush,
luxuriant coat. This has earned them the title "Lazy Man's Persian" and also
the "Teddy Bear Cat".
The Exotics have wonderful personalities,
getting along well with other pets as well as being
content in a single pet household. They are LOW MAINTENANCE, quiet,
sweet-tempered and very people oriented. They thrive on
human companionship, often following you from room to room like a
Crossing the Exotic Shorthair with the Persian
or Himalayan is perfectly acceptable since
all are types of Persians. This practice also helps to maintain the
wonderful shorthair plush coat. Some of the offspring will have the long coat of
the Persian or Himalayan, and though they are called Exotic Longhair, they
are the same as a Persian or
Himalayan in appearance.