Developed in Brazil in 1980, the Brazilian Shorthair can reach an approximate weight of 22 pounds. They are very agile and affectionate to the point of being clingy. Brazilian Shorthairs have a glossy, flat lying coat that requires minimal grooming. They quickly adjust to new environments, but are not really lap cats. With the exception of a few occasional issues like tapeworms, fleas and eye problems, this breed is basically healthy. The Brazilian Shorthair comes in all patterns and in six colors.