The Somali Cat Breed
The Somali cat breed is the semi-long haired descendant of the Abyssinian cat breed. It has the same beautiful looks but has a shaggy ticked coat with a fox-like tail and ear tufts.
A Blue Somali kitten, aged 3 months
Both the Abyssinian and the Somali cats are bred in chocolate, blue, cinnamon, ruddy, fawn and lilac colors.
Somali cat photo by Wiki user RedEd
Abyssinian cat Quiomme's Gustav - photo by Karin Langner-Bahmann
Personality & Temperament
The Somali cat is a loyal and affectionate cat breed that loves to be around their humans. This highly intelligent cat will explore every part of their home and will make sure that you have constant supervision and assistance with all your chores.
A Ruddy Somali kitten, aged 2 and a half months (photo by Julia Shepeleva)
The Somali is great with children and other pets and love to engage the entire family in their antics. Games that involve running, jumping and lots of activity are highly appreciated by the Somali cat breed.