Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Somali Cat

Information and Pictures

Erika the Somali cat is laying on a beanbag chair and looking to the right

Erika the Somali cat at about 1 year old. "She's a ruddy Somali with gold-ish eyes that sometimes have a green tint (in the right light). She's not show quality, but we still love her to bits."

Description

The Somali is long and lean.

Coat

It has a soft, silky, longish coat of uniquely ticked hairs (up to 10-12 bands).

Colors and Patterns

Colors include: blue, ruddy and red. The eyes are gold or green.

Temperament

This is an athletic, wild looking, yet gentle, soft-voiced and companionable cat.

Height, Weight

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Health Problems

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Living Conditions

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Grooming

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Origin

Britain

Outcross Breeds

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Recognition

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Close up - Erika the Somali cat is laying on a tan bean bag chair and looking to the left

Erika the Somali cat at about 1 year old