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The Somali is a moderate-sized cat with soft, medium-length fur and a bushy tail which has sometimes earned the cat the nickname "fox cat". Since Abyssinians are the "parent breed" of the Somali breed. Abyssinians and Somalis share the same personality (active, intelligent, playful, curious) and appearance. The only difference between them is the fur length and therefore the amount of grooming required. Unlike most long-haired cats, Somalis shed very little excess hair. They are infact what they class a Semi Long haired cat.
The Somali has an elegant, athletic build that is medium in size. The face retains the tabby markings of the 'M' on the forehead, however the rest of the cat should be free of tabby markings. The Somalis display pencil-strokes of darker colour drawn out from the corners of their eyes. As the darker colour also rims their eyes, Somalis may look as if they're wearing eye liner. The ears are large and pricked forwards and the expression is alert and curious. Eyes can be green or amber, the richer color the better.
Somalis have bright, bubbly, energetic and loving personalities. They are very intelligent and active cats, who demonstrate a real devotion to their owners. Somali cats are intensely affectionate to their people, and are usually extroverted and enjoy visitors . This cat will eagerly learn new tricks and loves the freedom of the outdoors. It has been said that the Somali is not an apartment cat. Somalis do very well as indoor-only cats, provided that they are given plenty of room to run and play. It must be said; in the outdoors, however, they are happy and resourceful.