- Enjoy human companionship.
- Tranquil, quiet, and peaceful.
Hybrid developed by crossing Persians with American Shorthairs in order to create an American Shorthair with a flatter face and bigger eyes. In order to stop the crosses, Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) closed the American Shorthair registry and recognized the hybrid as a separate breed. Breed is judged against the standard of the Persian. Received championship status in CFA in 1967.
- Medium to large with heavy bones and soft, round lines.
- Head is round and massive with a wide skull, a Persian- like, snubbed, broad nose and flattened face.
- Ears are small and round tipped.
- Eyes are large, round, and brilliant in color.
- Coat is medium short in length and has a plush texture that stands out because of a dense undercoat.
- Over 50 colors and patterns including solids, shaded, smokes, tortoiseshell, tabby patterns, and points.
Health and Wellness:
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
What you should know:
- Coat does not mat and requires much less grooming than Persians.
- Kittens born with the long coats of their Persian ancestors cannot be shown in CFA.
- In The International Cat Association (TICA), kittens having long coats can be registered and shown as Persians.