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Brazilian Shorthair



The Brazilian Shorthair is a breed of cat. It is the first cat breed from Brazil to receive international recognition. Medium-sized and muscular body, yet elegant. Tail should not be broad at base, and should slightly taper in the tip. Brazilian Shorthair cats have a slightly curved profile and large, pointed ears, and large, rounded eyes with colour that resembles the coat colour. The coat is very short, silky and glossy and with no undercoat. People with allergies of cats suffer the least from this breed. Minimal brushing is required. Almost all colours are possible.

The Brazilian Shorthair is viable as an indoor as well as an outdoor cat, and is keen on human contact. Very playful as a kitten. As they get older, they sober up a little, though they stay fairly active.

Size Medium to Large
Weight Male: 10 - 18 poundsFemale: 8 - 16 pounds
Lifespan 14-20 years
Colors Variety White Black Tan Brown Any...
Origin Brazil
Good Lapcat No
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be affectionate towards them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs




Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.



Moderate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.

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