The Exotic Shorthair has a medium, rounded compact body, a rounded head and ears, and large round eyes. They come in “Extreme” and traditional looks. Extreme Exotics have a flatter face. Traditional Exotics have more of a regular face so will breathe more easily. The Exotic has a thick neck and broad chest. They could be little football players. They come in all colors and have eye colors that are related to their coat color. They are similar to Persians, but with a shorter, thicker coat, and though they are indicated Shorthair, the coat is a bit longer than a typical shorthaired cat. They are vocally quiet, often chirping their conversation. They are sweet and affectionate, wanting to be with their humans in all activities, liking pets and hugs and taking a nap in your lap. They are curious and playful, but gentle and relatively laid back for a cat. Because of their thick coat they like cooler areas, so may not be a nighttime snuggler in your bed.