The Brazilian Shorthair cat is suitable for those who are looking for a large and unpretentious cat. Originally from Brazil, these cats are not so often found on sale, and in general it is still a fairly young breed.
But, those who managed to acquire them, say that they are curious, clever, smart. This mind is especially reflected in the look with which it looks at the world.
In addition, they have no undercoat, which means that they have no problems with molting. And the coat itself is short and thick.
These cats appeared without human intervention, as is usually the case with young breeds. Until 1980, they lived quite comfortably in the cities and villages of Brazil.
While engineer Paulo Samuel Ruschi (Paulo Samuel Ruschi) did not pay attention to the similarity of the appearance of many cats that live in cities and villages.
He noticed that they are unique and nonetheless similar to each other. Approaching the study with the thoroughness of a certified engineer, in 1985 Paulo Rushi began a program for breeding and standardizing the breed.
And in 1998, the largest WCF (World Cat Federation) recognized the Brazilian Shorthair as new.
This is a large cat, although it is often described as small and tender. However, the owners say that they can weigh from 5 to 8 kg! It differs from the American Shorthair in a more elegant look and high dexterity. And from Siamese cats, on the contrary, a stronger build.
The coat is short and thick, densely lying. The color of the wool is extremely diverse, as are the presence of stripes and spots on it.
The eyes are large, widely spaced and are a hallmark of a Brazilian cat. They are very smart and expressive, in color intersect with the coloring of wool, almond-shaped.
The tail is medium length, thin, slightly tapering towards the end.
When a Brazilian shorthair cat first gets into a new home, she needs time to adapt and get used to it. She must investigate and find out everything! But then this is a full-fledged mistress, if guests are on the doorstep, she runs to meet them.
Just this breed of cats is very sociable, although it does not require constant communication, like some other breeds. They are perfect for those people whose time is busy enough, and at home they appear only in the evening.
The Brazilian cat will not get depressed and will not be bored, but will wait patiently for you. If you live in a private house, then go for a walk exploring the area.
They are also suitable for families with children, as they are tolerant of rude behavior. They are friendly with other animals, including dogs.
In general, do not forget that two dozen years ago, Brazilian cats lived on the street and their character was formed there. And this means that without a mind, dexterity, coexistence with a person, they would not last long.
Maintenance and care are very simple. These cats do not require any special conditions, just feed them good food and regularly cut their claws.
It is better to cut claws, even if there is a claw point in the house. The wool care is minimal, as it is short, but there is no undercoat. It is enough to comb it out once a week so that there are no tangles.
As for health, like many young breeds, the genetics of the Brazilian shorthair are still strong and not spoiled by multiple mixes.
The only significant problem with it is that it is still rare, especially in Russian-speaking countries.
However, work on the development of the breed continues, and in a few years they will be widely known in our country.