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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthair Group.

Weight:

2-5 kg.

Height:

Average or slightly smaller than average height and size.

Color(s):

Unlike most cat breeds, Korats come in only one color -- silver-blue.

Coat:

The Korat has a short, shimmering coat that lies close to its body.


Overview

Character:

Extremely intelligent, Korats are also very gentle and affectionate. These cats like to play and have a great sense of humor.

Country of Origin:

Thailand.

History:

This breed originated in Thailand and has been around for hundreds of years. When presented in pairs as a wedding gift, Korats represent a wish for luck and good fortune. This breed first appeared in North America during the 1950's and in Britain during the 1970's.

Name:

This breed was named for the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat or Khorat for short). However, in Thailand, the Korat is commonly called the Si-Sawat, which translates to "good fortune."

Temperament:

Korats have definite likes and dislikes. They have a tendency to be territorial and to dominate other cats. At the same time, however, Korats are also known to form strong bonds with other cats as well as with dogs. Korats are sensitive cats that like to be around their owners.


Care

Training:

Korats are highly intelligent cats and are very good at learning and teaching.

Activity:

The Korat is active and likes to play.

Ownership:

Despite the fact that Korats tend to be willful and demanding, they make excellent pets and companions. These cats are gentle with children and get along well with dogs and other cats. However, it's important to note that Korats have very heightened senses and don't like noisy environments.


Breeders

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