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Cat Breed Description

The Somali cat is perhaps most easily described as a longhaired Abyssinian, although over time, the types have diverged some and these breeds no longer look like exact counterparts. The lively Somali cat has a bushy tail that led to the nickname "fox cat". Its dense, soft coat is ticked in the manner associated with wild cats. Their semi-longhaired coat requires little grooming, although some individuals with a denser undercoat may require more regular brushing.

The Somali personality is extroverted, active, inquisitive, very affectionate and people-oriented. They can be stubborn and obedience is better won with love and praise than with punishment. Many Somalis have become successful therapy cats.


Photo Cat's registered name: GC Gules Goliath
Cat's call name: Goliath
Breed: Somali
Color: Ruddy
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy): 12/08/2014
Sex: Male; neutered
Pet or show quality? Pet
Registered with: CFA, TICA
Cat's location: Painesville/Cleveland, Ohio
Will the breeder ship the cat?
Home preferences: No younger children (0-5); older children OK. 1 or 2 other cats OK; no dogs.
Notes: Goliath is a very sweet and laidback but playful boy looking for a lap of his own. He would prefer housing by himself or with one or two other cats depending on the personalities involved. We will ship by courier but not in cargo.

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