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September 9, 2018 |0 min read

Your Guide to Brazilian Shorthair Cats

Written by

Sharilyn Vera

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!

The Brazilian shorthaired cat is a beautiful breed known for its gorgeous short coat and impressive agility. These unique cats have fur that comes in a variety of colors and patterns and only requires occasional grooming. If you're a cat lover looking for a beautiful feline friend that serves as an excellent pet, the Brazilian Shorthair cat just might be your answer. 

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 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. This type of feline sheds very little and only requires occasional grooming, although it is good to brush them once in a while 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. This animal is very adaptable and adjusts easily to new living situations and environments and loves 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. These unique cats 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!

Brazilian Shorthaired Cats as Pets


Brazilian Short Hair Kitten

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. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor cat with minimal shedding, a beautiful short coat, and a playful personality, the Brazilian shorthair kitty may be the perfect cat breed for you.

If you're considering bringing a new cat or kitten into your home, this breed is a fantastic choice!

Sources:

1. https://www.petguide.com/

2. https://www.thesprucepets.com/brazilian-shorthair-cat-breed-profile-5114398

3. https://kittywise.com/brazilian-shorthair/

 

Written by

Sharilyn Vera

Sharilyn is a proud cat owner, long time storyteller and researcher. Her work spans beloved podcasts, television shows, media outlets, and independent documentaries. She likes to strike a balance between education and comedy, which you can hopefully tell when you read her articles!

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