The ideal Exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. The large, round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The thick, plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.

Exotics have a quiet, endearing nature. Their voices are seldom heard. The Exotic is an ideal breed that produces a quiet, sweet, peaceful and loyal companion. They are easy going and not much seems to disturb them. In general, they are extremely affectionate.

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COAT LENGTH: Shorthair
CHARACTERISTICS: Body and head type like a Persian but with a short plush coat; available in same colors and patterns as the Persian
PERSONALITY: Sweet, affectionate, quiet

An Exotic is very comfortable to have in your home. They give you privacy and are not constantly demanding attention. They will, however, quietly follow you from room to room just to be nearby. They are just as playful and fun loving as other breeds. They will jump until exhausted trying to catch a toy on a stick, or they will sit and carefully study how to get the toy down from the top of the bookcase where it was placed when you stopped playing with them. Exotics stay playful as adults and bring pleasure for many years.

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Top 10 Breed Popularity Ranking
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"Holding an Exotic is like cuddling a teddy bear come to life."

"An Exotic is like a live plush toy. They are quiet, sweet and endearing and you just want to grab their little cheeks. They are often called the 'Lazy Man's Persian'...but I prefer to think of them as the 'Working Woman's Persian.' They will follow you around the house and just look at you, to ask for petting."

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