The Exotic Shorthair arose from a cross-breeding between Persians,
American Shorthairs and also Burma cats in the USA only around 1970.
However It got its acknowledgement as an independant race in 1983.
Today, Persians are still being cross bred.
Genetically, the Exotic Shorthair is a Longhair and it doesn't carry the
Longhair gene. The typical round face with the big, punchy eyes,
the short nose and the extraordinary plush like fur, denser and a bit longer than the fur of other Shorthair cats sums up the unique charm of the Shorthair. You can find all colours analog to the Persian cats. Because of its genes of Shorthair cats the Exotic kitten is more lively than the calm Persians, however they have a cuddly nature- simply small cuddle bears.
Alltogether the Exotic Shorthair are pleasant indoor cats with partially more temperament than Persians. They are endearing and very cuddly and when you look into this doll face with the round eyes you will quickly fall in love with such a teddy bear. Just like the Persians they are adaptive and easily befriend all family members.
They are playful but also very peaceful and furthermore have great patience especially with children. You could think that some Exotic Shorthairs don't have any claws as they never show them. Nevertheless, parents with small children should pay attention that the children handle the kittens responsably and that they don't aggravate it or pull and drag it around. With little sensitivity you can also get the Exotic Shorthair used to dogs.
Übersetzung: © Lilbeth Meiyer
EXOTIC SHORTHAIR CAT STANDARD CFA
Head ( including size and shape of eyes, ear shape and set)
BodyType :(including shape, size, bone and length of tail)
For cats in the tabby division
color are to be divided
For cats in the bi-color division
for color are to be divided
"with white" pattern
the 20 points for color are be divided 10 for marking and 10 for color. In all “With white” varieties (calico, dilute calico, bi color, van bi color, van calico, van dilute calico and tabby and white ), the 20 points for color are to be divided 10 for “with white” pattern and10 for color.
The ideal Exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression soft, round lines. The large round eyes; set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The long thick coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
round and massive, with great breadth of skull. Round face with round underlying bone structure. Well set on a short, thick neck. Skull structure to be smooth and round to the touch and not unduly exaggerated from where the forehead begins at the top of the break to the back of the head, as well as across the breadth between the ears.
short, snub, and broad, with "break" centered between the eyes.
full. Muzzle not overly pronounced, smoothing nicely into the cheeks.
broad and powerful.
full, well developed, and firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite.
small, round tipped, tilted forward, and not unduly open at the base. Set far apart, and low on the head, fitting into (without distorting) the rounded contour of the head.
brilliant in color, large, round, and full. Set level and far apart giving a sweet expression to the face.
of copy type, low on the legs, broad and deep through the chest, equally massive across shoulders and rump, with well rounded midsection and level back. Good muscle tone with evidence of obesity. Large or medium in size. Quality the determining consideration rather than size
short, thick, and strong. Forelegs straight. Hind legs are straight when viewed from behind.
short, but in proportion to the body length. Carried without a curve and at an angle lower than the back
dense, plush, soft and full of life. Standing out from the body due to a rich, thick undercoat. Medium in length. Acceptable length depends on proper undercoat. Cats with a ruff or tail-feathers (long hair on the tail) shall be transferred to the AOV class.
large, round, and firm. Toes carried close, five in front and four behind .
short, but in proportion to body length. Carried without a curve and at an angle lower than the back
locket or button. Kinked or abnormal tail. Incorrect number of toes. Any apparent weakness in the hind quarters. Any apparent deformity of the spine. Deformity of the skull resulting in an asymmetrical face and / or head. Crossed eyes. For pointed cats also disqualify for whites toes, eye color other than blue.
Jeanie McPhee, Deutsche Fassung: CFG e.V., Maria Kaldeweide Der Show Standard kann Jahr für Jahr variieren. Sie können den aktuellen Showstandard bei der C.F.A. anfordern