The Brazilian Shorthair is a medium to large size domestic cat breed that originated from Brazil. They are also known as Pelo Curto Brasileiro and were brought into Brazil by Portuguese in their ships around 1500 A.D. The playful cat breed typically weighs 10 - 18 pounds for male, 8 - 16 pounds for female. They have a short-length silky and glossy coat that will have very little to no shedding and require occasional grooming.
Common Health Conditions
- The Brazilian Shorthair is prone to polycystic kidney disease, a disease where cysts form on the cats kidneys and can often cause kidney failure.
- Due to the flat face of the Brazilian shorthair, they often suffering from breathing difficulty and are more prone to respiratory disorders.
- Cats can become anxious or aggressive when exposed to other animals or to people they are unfamiliar with. When this occurs they may hiss, scratch, howl, or urinate inappropriately.