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How old do British shorthair cats live?

How old do British shorthair cats live?

This breed is quite hardy, with the average lifespan being around 15 years. However, some British Shorthairs have been known to live as long as 20 years — giving you more time to love and spoil them. Ensure they get lots of exercise, you feed them well and pay regular trips to the vet.

How old do domestic shorthair cats live?

Factors That Impact Life Expectancy While 13 to 17 years is the average life expectancy for an indoor cat, some live much shorter lives while others live well into their 20s.

How long do exotic shorthair cats live?

10-15 years
Lifespan: 10-15 years.

What kind of health problems does an Exotic Shorthair have?

The commonest health issue for Exotic Shorthairs is kidney problems; because they’re descended from Persian cats, they’re prone to polycystic kidney disease. About 40% of exotic cats have this. Exotic Shorthairs may have similar eye issues to the Persian, with eyes failing to drain properly.

When did the Exotic Shorthair cat become a champion?

In 1967, the Exotic Shorthair was first accepted for Championship status by the Cat Fanciers’ Association. In 1971, the first Exotic Shorthair achieved the status of Grand Champion. In 1986, the Fédération Internationale Féline recognized the Exotic Shorthair. In 1991, an Exotic was the Cat Fanciers’ Association’s Cat of the Year.

What makes a Persian Shorthair an Exotic Shorthair?

Exotic Shorthairs are the result of cross-breeding between American Shorthairs and Persian cats. This has produced a cute and cuddly line of cats with the snub-nosed look of the exotic Persian but a short coat. The breed was formally recognised by various registering bodies in the mid-80s.

What kind of disease can a Persian Shorthair cat have?

Feline polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Exotic Shorthairs, as well as Persians and other Persian-derived cats, have a high chance of inheriting PKD, a disease that can lead to kidney failure. Several studies using ultrasound scan screening have shown that the prevalence of PKD in Exotics is between 40–50% in developed nations.

What’s the history of the Exotic Shorthair cat?

History of the Exotic Shorthair Persian cats have been—and still are—some of the most coveted cats in history. Motivated by the popularity of the breed, American Shorthair breeders began to mix Persians, Burmese, and Russian Blues into their American Shorthair lines sometime during the 1950s.

What kind of health problems do Exotic Shorthairs have?

It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of health conditions that are common in Exotic Shorthairs, should they arise in your cat. Some health problems that are common among Exotic Shorthairs include: Polycystic kidney disease: Otherwise known as PKD, this condition is characterized by enlarged kidneys and improper kidney function.

Are there any Exotic Shorthair cats at purfurvid?

We specialize in bicolor/calico division Exotic Shorthair and Persian cats. All cats at Purfurvid are DNA PKD negative. Purfurvid is a CFA Cattery of Distinction.

Is the Persian Shorthair the same as the Exotic Shorthair?

Aside from their drastically different coats, the Exotic Shorthair and Persian are bred to the same standards.