Korat

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Size

Medium

Life span

15 Years

Group

Korat Overview

The Korat is small to medium-sized domestic cat breed with short hair. They’re known to have very little body fat and unusually heavy despite their size. The Korat is an intelligent, active and playful cat breed that thrives on forming strong bonds with their loved ones.

Their distinguished looks set them apart from other cat breeds. Their head is heart-shaped and they have very large green eyes. Their coat colouring is particularly striking, the silver-tipped blue shimmers in certain lights. They have a single short coat with faint white and grey markings.

 

 

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Korat Characteristics

History & Origin

The Korat is one of the most ancient cat breeds with records in the Bangkok library in a book called Cat-book poems. Records suggest that the Korat is over 600 years old. They are thought to bring good luck because of their ancient history. 

Korat Temperament

The Korat is one of the oldest stable breeds originating from Thailand. They’re known to bring good luck and they are given as presents to newlyweds in some parts of the world. Not until recent years, the Korats were not sold but only given as gifts.

The Korat has an exceptional memory and can find their way home from places they’ve never visited before. They’re territorial and like to mark their area by urinating. They love to play and will happily spend lots of time hiding from their owner and jumping out to surprise them. They do require attention and lots of love form their loved ones, but are also very self-sufficient.

This Korat is very loyal and people-oriented. They make wonderful companions and family pets because they love spending time with humans and in a home environment. 

Grooming

The Korat has a short ad very close coat and therefore requires very little grooming. Weekly brushing is sufficient to keep their coat tangle-free and in great condition. 

Like the majority of cat breeds, they tend to shed most in the Spring and then again in the Autumn. Brushing their teeth frequently as well as trimming their nails is also important.  

Health

The Korat suffers with a few hereditary health conditions and they are prone to developing two types of genetic disorders, which can cause cats to die before they are 12 months old. GM1 & GM2 should be tested for on the stud cats before any breeding programme is started.

 

 

 

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