Somali Ruddy

Somali Ruddy

Behaviour/Adaptability

The Somali has been described as more shy and independent than his Abyssinian relative. Abyssinian relative. They enjoy human company. Their active disposition means they will enjoy access to the outdoors for exercise. The Somali is not well suited for children.

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The Somali has been described as more shy and independent than its Abyssinian relative. They enjoy human companionship. Their active disposition means they will enjoy access to the outdoors for exercise. The Somali does not do well with children.

Breed Characteristics:
Coat Type: Medium length, plush, soft coat. On each hair, there should be at least three bands of ticking giving six contrasting colour sections from base to tip. Their fine hair is dense but lies flat against the body.
Colours & Body Type: The Somali is most commonly found in rich golden colour with an apricot base coat ticked with black, known as ruddy.
Grooming Needs: High – daily brush.
Similar Breeds: Abyssinian, LaPerm Longhair, Burmese.
Vital Stats:
Height: 20 to 25 cm
Weight – Female: 3.6 to 4.5 kg
Weight – Male: 4.5 to 5.6 kg
Health Profile: Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD), progressive retinal atrophy.
Life Span: 9 to 15 Years

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