The Exotic Domestic Cats are a common breed of cats often referred to as Persian or Cocker Spaniel. The Exotic is similar in many ways to the Persian about types, such as temperament and general appearance, a long narrow face, and narrow ears with only the exception of the hair. In the United States, the most recent recognition of an Exotic was in 1983 when the American Kennel Club (AKC) designated it an Exotic. Like the Persian, the Exotic has a thick coat that can be coarse or soft. This coat should never be shaved.
Characteristics Of Exotic Domestic Cats
In keeping and breeding exotic domestic cats, the first step is to understand their characteristics and genetic relationships to known wild cats. Breeding and rearing cats from captivity that have unknown genetic connections can result in unexpected genetic combinations. The more information you have about the cats you are considering breeding, the better prepared you will be to deal with any surprises. Knowing your potential partners’ physical attributes, history, and behavior will help you decide if they are the right breed for you. It is also essential to make sure that they will fit your lifestyle since not all exotic cats suit everyone.
Exotic Domestic Cats Breed
Abyssinian is an extremely common domestic cat breed. However, even though it shares some of the characteristics of other domestic cats, it is by far the most unusual. Abyssinians have dark eyes, slender body structure with a wide head, and sandy-colored coats that may be a light silver, tan or brown.
Bob, the Monkey, is one of many breeds of Abyssinian and quite possibly the most interesting domestic felines in the world. Bob is a silver-gray, pixie-sized, short-haired, acrobatic jungle boy who was raised by circus animals. He is gentle with humans and very affectionate, but he has a penchant for mischief, which he sometimes displays in amusing ways to other cats. Bob, the Monkey was used in the 1960s as the basis for the television show “So You Think You Can Dance,” as well as the 1980’s film “The Mouseketeer.” Other than his appearance, Bob, the Monkey has never had any other popular characters printed on his body.
Persian is another of many exotic domestic cats. Persian cats are native to what is now known as Iran but were first brought to the United States as exotic pets. They are sleek and long-haired with a natural, dapper appearance. Persian’s are warm, loving, and loyal pets that make wonderful additions to any family. Pet grooming for Persian’s can be a bit more involved than most other pet grooming needs, and they require the special attention that goes along with owning a Persian.
One of our other more unusual breeds is the black spots Siamese. These Siamese cats have black spots all over their body from head to toe. These spots are normally very small, ranging from tiny red dots up to pea-size. Black spots Siamese do not do well in a home setting with children, as they will quickly become bored and defensive of their little space. If you keep your black spots Siamese in a smaller fenced-in area with children, they will become friends and spend much more time together, especially when the other cats are young and not so territorial.