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Latest revision as of 22:38, January 3, 2008

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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Foreign or Oriental Group.

Weight:

4-12 pounds.

Height:

Oriental Shorthairs grow to an average height and have long bodies.

Color(s):

These cats come in a range of different colors, color combinations, and patterns. Some common colors for this breed include fawn, blue, chestnut, cinnamon, and white.

Coat:

Oriental Shorthairs have short coats of fine hair.


Overview

Character:

Oriental Shorthairs are very friendly and sociable cats. They love to play and will turn just about any object into a toy. These cats are also very curious and like to play fetch.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

The Oriental Shorthair is a descendant of the Siamese cat, which originated in Siam (now Thailand). Siamese cats were exported from Thailand during the late nineteenth century and, during the 1960's, they were bred with American Shorthairs and Abyssinians to create the Oriental Shorthair. This breed achieved championship status in 1977.

Name:

This breed was named for its relation to the Siamese breed.

Temperament:

Oriental Shorthairs are emotional cats that become very strongly attached to their owners. Highly people-oriented, these cats like to have human company. They get along well with children, as long as they are not played with roughly.


Care

Training:

Oriental Shorthairs are intelligent and curious cats that are quite trainable.

Activity:

Oriental Shorthairs are active and playful cats that can become troublemakers when bored.

Ownership:

This breed likes to be around people and can be quite demanding attention-wise. As a result of this and the fact that they are intelligent and playful animals, Oriental Shorthairs are best suited to households where they will receive plenty of attention, cuddling, and play time. Oriental Shorthairs make excellent companions and require minimal grooming.


Breeders

No breeders listed at this time.

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