Exotic Shorthair


Exotic Shorthair

To Shorthair breeds


The medium to large sized cat has a short and cobby body.
Chest, shoulders and back are massive and muscular.
Legs are short and sturdy, paws are large and round.
The tail is short and thick, ending in a rounded tip.
The neck is short and strong.


The head is round and massive, well proportioned, with full cheeks and a domed forehead.
The nose is short and broad, with a well defined, palpable stop. The upper edge of the nose
leather is not higher than the lower eye lid.
Chin and jaws are broad, massive and strong.
The face is open and expressive.


The ears are very small and rounded, set low and wide apart on the skull. Dense furnishings
inside the ears cause the slightly slanted base of the ears to appear not unduly open.


The eyes are large, round and open, set wide apart, brilliant and expressive.
Eye colour corresponds with the coat colour.


The coat is short and dense, with fine, silky texture and stands away from the body.
It is soft, but not woolly, slightly longer than in the BSH, but not long enough to flow.

Colour varieties

All colours are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

The pointed variety with Siamese points is the Colourpoint.
All colours without white are recognized. The description of colours
is listed in the general list of colours. The eye colour of the Colourpoint
is an intense blue, the darker the better.


  • too flat or too high skull
  • weaping eyes
  • difficulties in breathing
  • too fine or elongated body are severe faults.


  • Colourpoint Exotic Shorthair with white spots or white toes
  • Colourpoint Exotic Shorthair with an eye colour other than blue

Scale of points

Body 20 points
Head 30 points
Colour of eyes 15 points
Coat texture and colour 30 points
Condition 5 points