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Somali Ruddy

Somali Ruddy Profile

Lifespan: 9-15 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 3.6-4.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 4.5-5.6 kg 

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.

Coat colours and body type: The Somali is most commonly found in rich golden colour with an apricot base coat ticked with black, known as ruddy. 

Grooming required: High - daily brush.

Similar Breeds: Abyssinian, LaPerm Longhair, Burmese.

Health Profile: Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD), progressive retinal atrophy.


Somali Ruddy temperament

The Somali has been described as shyer and more independent than their Abyssinian relative. They enjoy human company. Their active disposition means they will enjoy outdoor access to exercise. The Somali is not well suited to children. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.