Somali Cat

The Somali is a semi-longhaired version of the Abyssinian; a beautifully balanced cat of medium build and foreign type. The head is broad and curving to a firm wedge set on an elegant neck. The body should be firm, lithe and muscular or medium length, with a fairly long, tapering tail rather like a fox's brush. The head, body, legs, feet and tail should be in proportion, giving a well-balanced appearance. The expression should be alert and smiling. The Somali is sensitive but lively and fun loving, with a gentle chirrup. Grooming is simple with a weekly brushing all that is required to keep your "little lion" in tip top condition.