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Your Guide to Brazilian Shorthair Cats

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Getting a new pet for your home is a big decision! If you’re thinking about bringing a cat or kitten into your family, there are many factors to take into consideration when you’re choosing a breed. Some cats are great with people while others prefer to stick to themselves. Some need extra care and grooming while others don’t require much. Certain breeds need lots of room to roam and get exercise while others aren’t big on exploring. It’s important to learn about the type of cat you’re interested in to make sure you are choosing a breed that works for you! Here is some key information about the Brazilian Shorthair cat, which makes an excellent choice for a house cat in a variety of settings.

History of the Brazilian Shorthaired Cat

The Brazilian Shorthaired cat originated in Brazil at an unknown date. It developed from a feral cat to a purebred and has changed dramatically over time without special rules or cares. But in the 1980s, a Brazilian cat breeder who was living in New York City started to settle the rules for breeding the Brazilian Shorthaired cat. It now has a status of “approved breed” and is the first and only Brazilian Recognized Purebred Cat.

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Characteristics of the Brazilian Shorthaired Cat

The Brazilian Shorthair is a medium-sized cat with a very sleek and elegant appearance. They are muscular and thicker than similar breeds such as the Siamese. This cat has a short coat that is close to the skin and it comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including white, black, orange, gray, brown and tan. Their eyes are their most dramatic feature and are very expressive. They are usually fairly widely spaced out and can be shades of green, gold or yellow. They are usually longer than they are tall and have long tails. Males typically have bigger heads than females. Their muscular bodies make them very agile and they have a slightly curved profile and large, pointed ears, rounded eyes and a color that is similar to the color of the coat.

Brazilian Shorthaired Cats as Pets

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The Brazilian Shorthair makes a great choice for both an indoor and outdoor cat. They love human contact and tend to be very cuddly and affectionate, especially as kittens. They shed very little and don’t require much grooming, although it is good to brush them occasionally to remove hair, prevent matting and stimulate circulation. As with any cats, they also should have regular teeth brushing, claw trimming and ear cleaning to make sure they stay healthy and happy. They are very adaptable and adjust easily to new living situations and environments and love to explore and meet new people. This makes them a great choice for homes with children or other pets. They are very fast learners and love to be stimulated and challenged. They can have high levels of energy, especially as kittens, so you’ll want to be able to devote a considerable amount of time playing with your cat and even teaching them tricks. Because they are so agile, expect to see them leaping to high places around the house - they love having window perches to watch the outside world!

The Brazilian Shorthair cat is a popular breed as a house cat because they are so friendly, adaptable and easy to care for. If you’re considering bringing a new cat into your home, this breed is a fantastic choice!


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