Mon Chéri Cattery

Mon Cheri Cattery

Exotic Shorthair Kittens For Sale Near Me

Are you searching for an Exotic Shorthair Breeder or Exotic Longhair Breeder and not finding what you are looking for?  It can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect breeder locally near you. If you have been searching Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale near me or Exotic Longhair  kittens for sale near me. Look no further.

Safe Delivery Options Available for Your Exotic Shorthair Kitten

Beautiful Cream Persian Kitten
Beautiful Mon Chéri kitten safely delivered melts in the arms of her new mom.

Mon Chéri Cattery offers offers various delivery options which include safe delivery across the USA with a licensed Pet Nanny. We are located in Booneville, Arkansas, USA, and we frequently ship to Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma Minnesota, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachussetts, Illinois, California, Florida, and New York, just to name a few. We can also meet you at either the Fort Smith Airport (FSM) or Fayetteville Airport (XNA) or you may pickup in person at no extra charge, which is welcome. Delivery costs may be as low as $350 depending on your location. We do not mark up the fee charged by the Pet Nanny. Because this is a popular vacation destination, some may want to combine their visit with a getaway weekend nearby. 

Is Delivery of Your Exotic Shorthair KittenSafe?

Hear from one of our customers! See video below of Brenda Lecocq explaining her experience when her Mon Chéri Exotic Shorthair kitten was delivered to her by a licensed Pet Nanny and traveled from Arkansas to Virginia.

Video transcript: ”Obviously not too scarred from the trip across the country. I fed him, gave him water and all he wants to do is play.”

Buy Your Exotic Shorthair Kitten From a CFA Cattery of Excellence

CFA Cattery of Excellence
Mon Chéri Cattery is a CFA Cattery of Excellence

Mon Chéri Cattery is a CFA Cattery of Excellence. The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has a program whereby a cattery may obtain certification from the CFA for adhering to a higher standard of care for their cats and passes an onsite inspection by a licensed veterinarian

What is CFA or The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.? CFA is currently the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats and known as the most prestigious pedigreed cat registering association in North America. See Mon Chéri Cattery on CFA.

Boutique Breeder of Exotic Shorthair Kittens

Mon Chéri Cattery is a boutique breeder of pet and show quality Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale for over 20 years according to CFA standards. We want our Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens to be healthy, beautiful, well-socialized and smart.

We consider ourselves as a “boutique breeder”, meaning we only raise a small number of liters per year with a limited number of Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale. Our breeding program focuses on quality, not quantity. We are committed to raising exceptional Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens in a loving, environment. It is extremely important to us that each and every kitten is properly socialized and given the love and individual attention that they deserve.

About Our Exotic Shorthair Kittens For Sale

Our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale are from outstanding pedigrees including champions, which trace to Kings and Queens from Russia, Germany, European imports, and carefully chosen domestic bloodlines.

And to us, personality is just as important as appearance… All of our Mon Chéri king cats are sweet and loving that pass down their gentle nature to their kittens. Mon Chéri king cats give us exquisitely beautiful Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens that are also gentle and playful. 

Our Mon Chéri queen cats have beautiful, friendly, and healthy Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens. Our moms are incredibly special and get treated like the queens they are! All of our queens absolutely adore their babies and you can see their love in how they care for them. 

Our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale are available in the most desired shades of chocolate (brown), tortoiseshell, lilac (may also be called blue, silver or gray), calico, tabby, red, bicolor, solid, cream, colorpoint and black smoke. 

Exotic Shorthair Kittens Near Me are Bred with Care

Our Exotic Shorthair kittens and cats enjoy lots of play space and natural sunlight. Cleanliness and sanitation are very important to us, water and food dishes are cleaned daily. The health of our kittens is of the utmost importance to us. Meticulous record-keeping ensure that our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cats are bred with care. Daily attention and a lot of love and care is put into our Exotic Shorthair and Exotic Longhair cattery and breeding program. 

 Mon Chéri Cattery is:

  • CFA Registered
  • CFA Cattery of Excellence
  • PKD Negative by DNA testing
  • FeLV Negative by DNA testing
  • FIV negative by DNA testing
  • Fungus Free 
  • Flea & Tick Free
  • Ear Mite Free
  • Parasite Free

Exotic Shorthair Kitten Traits

Developed to be a shorthaired version of the Persian cat, the Exotic Shorthair has inherited many of the Persian cat’s traits. They have a massive, broad head with fully rounded cheeks and a short, round muzzle. Their nose is short, showing a pancake like face. Their neck is short and their body is cobby and low to the ground with a short, thick tail.

These cats have dense hair, which is fluffy and slightly longer than the other Shorthair breeds. All Persian colors also occur in these cats. They have a gentle personality and are known to be curious and friendly with other animals. They do not like being alone and need some form of the presence of their owners. They show more affection and loyalty than most breeds and are great lap cats. They are also good mouse hunters. Weekly brushing is recommended.

History of Exotic Shorthairs 

Crossing the Persian and American Shorthair became so common that by 1966 Jane Martinke, an ASH breeder and cat show judge, was concerned that the appearance of the American Shorthair breed was going to change forever.  To save it, she suggested making the new shorthairs a separate breed.  She called them Sterlings because of their beautiful silver fur.  However, since silver is an exotic color for the shorthair breed, the Cat Fanciers Association registered the breed in 1967 as the Exotic Shorthair and accepted not only silver but also every other color and pattern that Persians come in.

Several different breeders got to work developing Exotic Shorthairs, using the Russian Blue and Burmese cat breeds as well as the American Shorthair.  Once the shorthair gene was established, they then bred their Exotic Shorthairs back to Persians to keep the desired physical traits.  This wasn’t easy at first, since many well-established Persian breeders resisted the idea of a shorthaired Persian.  Those who bred both Persians and Exotics had the most success with the new breed.

Size and Physical Characteristics

 Exotic Shorthair Kitten


Massive head.  Face either round or flat.  Eye color depends on coat.


Not quite as short as other shorthairs. Thick, fluffy undercoat and overcoat.

Adult Weight:

Males:  7-14 pounds.  Females:  6-10 pounds

Size/Body Shape:

Medium to large, muscular, round.  Powerful shoulders and hips.


Short, straight, thick.  Big round paws with tufts of hair between toes.


Short, but proportionate to the body.  Bushy.


Quiet.  Likes to chirp and frequently purrs.

Exotic Shorthair Kitten Colorful, Plush Coat

Both the undercoat and top coat on an Exotic Shorthair kitten or cat are just as thick as on a Persian. The only difference is length. The Exotic Shorthair kitten or cat has shorter hair. It is the dense undercoat that makes these lovely felines look like cuddly toys.

There are some 80 different color combinations for the Exotic Shorthair’s coat.  It may be a solid color or have more than one color. The Shorthair might also have mixed colors and patterns. Colorpoint Exotic Shorthair cats have the same dark fur face mask, ears, paws, and tail as a Himalayan cat.

Exotic Shorthair’s Personality and Temperament

Exotic Shorthair kittens and cats are mellow but a little smarter and more playful than Persians, thanks to the American Shorthair influence.  These loving, adaptable kitties make good family pets and companions.

Exotic Shorthair Kittens are Affectionate and Loyal

Exotic shorthair kittens bond closely with those who give them a lot of love, attention, and respect.  This breed is the most famous for its devotion.  The exotic shorthair kitten is a lap cat.  It will also follow you from room to room.  When you are sitting, it will quietly move closer and closer to you until it is right in your face. It just loves you that much! Exotic shorthair kittens aren’t demanding, though.  They are easily satisfied and very accommodating.

Like any cat, the Exotic Shorthair kitten may need a little time to get used to new people and situations.  Once comfortable, it will quickly adapt to just about any home environment, including families with children and those with other resident pets, including dogs. The exotic shorthair kitten can be a little bossy with other pets, but it makes a very good companion and therapy animal for people.

Exotic Shorthair kittens aren’t too vocal, but sometimes they will chirp and meow back at you if you’re feeling chatty.  More than anything, your exotic shorthair kitten wants to please you, and it will miss you when you’re gone.

If your schedule keeps you away from home a lot, it might be a good idea to get two cats so they can keep each other company. This works best with two exotic shorthair kittens or if you already have an older cat and a kitten, they can learn to adjust to each other.

Exotic Shorthair Kittens are Playful But Mellow

Kittens are quite lively, but once they grow up, Exotic Shorthairs tend to settle down. They will lounge around and doze for hours, but unlike their Persian cousins, these Shorthairs will go looking for some fun when they wake up.  And of course they will try to involve you in the game.

When playtime is over, the Exotic Shorthair will happily settle into your lap for a cuddle session or sit nearby, ready to doze off again. This is a very fun, easy cat to live with.

Exotic Shorthair Grooming Tips

The Exotic Shorthair kitten doesn’t shed a lot, except in the spring and fall. The kitten will generally do its own grooming, but it can’t get all the way down to the skin. You should comb out your cat’s twice a week to get rid of dirt and distribute oil evenly along the hairs. A stainless steel comb with both fine and wide teeth on it is ideal for the job.

These cats have shortened lacrimal ducts because of their face shape, so their eyes water frequently.  To prevent infections and make your Exotic Shorthair kitten happier, just gently wipe off the goo around its eyes daily with a warm, damp washcloth. 

Even if you won’t be showing your shorthair kitten, give it a bath about once a month to freshen up its coat. That dense fur takes a while to air-dry, so feel free to use a blow dryer. If you do use a blow dryer, be sure to always keep the setting on low to avoid burning your Exotic Shorthair kitten.

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