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The Somali Cat

| January 12, 2011
The Somali Cat

The Somali Cat

Character: Gentle, soft-voiced, can be shy and cautious, but is affectionate. Intelligent and athletic, enjoys access to outdoors and dislikes confined spaces.

Care: Regular brushing will prevent matting.

The Somali, with it gorgeous coat of many colors is a longhaired Somali. The Somali originated from the longhaired kittens in litters of Somalis who carried the gene for long hair. The Somali Cat Club of America was founded in 1972. Championship recognition was granted not long after by the National Cat Fanciers’ Association who are no longer in existence. All the United States cat associations accept the Somali for championship show. This cat is becoming very popular all over the world.

The Somali has a medium long, graceful and well muscled body. Large eyes are gold, hazel or green. The legs are in proportion to the body. The coat is double with medium length fur. It has non matting hair which is very fine and thick. Daily brushing or combing is required to remove dead hair.

The color varieties for the Somali are red, ruddy, blue and fawn. The hair is completely ticked except on it’s underside but until the cat is at least 18 months old will it be completely developed.

The Somali is a playful cat who is outgoing and loves his human companions. He likes to be outdoors and shouldn’t always be confined.

Ratings out of 10

Compatibility: -Children: 5
Compatibility: -Other Pets: 5
Grooming: 5
Affection:8
Playfulness: 9
Attention Need: 9
Healthiness: 4
Independence: 7
Activity Level: 9
Vocality: 2
Intelligence:7

Copyright & Credit:
Breed Profile: www.i-love-cats.com
Photos copyright & courtesy:  Nickolas Titkov

Category: Feline Resources

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