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Korat

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Korat

General
Names Si-Sawat
Breed Classification Shorthaired (Foreign)
Lifespan > 15 years
Average Litter Size 6
General Physical Description The Korat is of medium sized and is muscular and athletic. They are very like the Russian Blue in appearance, but have a single rather than a double coat, are more rounded in shape and have peridot green rather than emerald eyes. Females are daintier than males. The head has a characteristic heart shape when viewed from the front and is widest across the eyes. The forehead is large and flat and the nose is short with a slight downward curve. In profile there is a stop between forehead and nose. The chin and jaw are strong and well defined. The ears are large and taper from a wide base to a rounded tip. They are set high on the head giving an alert expression. The wide set eyes are large and luminous, wide open and appear to be large in proportion to the face. They are brilliant peridot green but a slight amber cast is acceptable in show cats. The body is strong and muscular, neither long like a Siamese nor cobby like a British Shorthair. The back is carried in a curve. The legs should be in proportion to the body with the hind legs slightly longer than the front. The tail is of medium length, broad at the base and tapering to a rounded tip.
Weight Height Range Korats weigh between 2.5 - 5kgs.
Feeding
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The Korat will require approximately 70-80 Kcals of food per kg of bodyweight per day. They are not prone to obesity and tend only to eat what is necessary to maintain their weight.
Ailments
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The Korat has no specific health problems and is capable of living a long and active life well into their teens. It is advisable to have an annual health check from about the age of eight or nine to check teeth and liver and kidney function.
Other
Show Characteristics
The Korat can be shown at all major UK cat shows and has achieved Championship status. They tend to be a minority group and are slowly increasing in popularity. Korats are shown as part of the Foreign section. Prizes may be withheld for white hairs, incorrect eye colour, tabby markings as well as any of the faults which apply to all breeds such as skull deformities, entropion (eyelid deformity), unlevel bite, tail kinks etc.
Country Of Origin
Thailand
Characteristics
Energy High
Compatibility With Other Cats High
Compatibility With Other Animals Medium
Suitability For Children High
Character & Temperament The Korat has a quiet, sweet nature but is very intelligent and playful. They make ideal household pets and can be devoted to their human companions. They get on extremely well with children but do prefer a quiet home as opposed to an unruly household.
Noisiness Medium
Placidity
Playfulness As An Adult
Grooming
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Grooming & Upkeep The Korat’s short coat does not require special grooming although they will enjoy a groom with a soft brush for the attention it brings from their human companion.
Coat Length Short
Colour The Korat’s coat is short, glossy and fine and lies close to the body. The coat over the spine tends to 'break' as the cat moves. The coat colour is any shade of blue tipped with silver and the more silver tipping the better in a show cat, which should also have no tabby markings. The silver tipping develops from kittenhood to adolescence and finally reaches its full intensity at about two years of age. The nose leather, lips and paw pads are dark blue-grey or lavender.t>t>t>
History And Uses The Korat is one of the oldest natural breeds and comes from Thailand. It is named after the province in which it originated, although in Thailand it is often known as ‘Si-Sawat’, which means good fortune, and they are highly prized in their homeland. One may have been entered in a British cat show in the 19th century as a Blue Siamese. They first appeared in America in the 1950’s and arrived in Great Britain from there in 1972. They are one of the few breeds that are only available in one colour, in this case silvery blue.
Shedding Little
Suffers From Allergies
Tendency to Cause Allergies

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