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Cat Breeds /Japanese Shorthair
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Japanese Shorthair




Breed Group

Japanese Shorthair History

Japanese Shorthair Traits

General Appearance

Coat and Coloring

Distinctive Physical Traits

Japanese Shorthair Temperament

Japanese Shorthair Care




Japanese Shorthair Genetic Health Conditions

  • GM2 Gangliosidosis Type II (Discovered in Japanese domestic cats)

    GM2 Gangliosidosis Type II causes muscle tremors, uncoordinated movements, difficulty eating, and blindness.

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