Weight: 5-11 lb
Physique: Heavy, semi-cobby body
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Best Suited For: Families with older children, well-behaved dogs, singles
Temperament: Active, playful, affectionate, intelligent
Comparable Breeds: Devonshire Rex, Somali
Height: 10-12 inches
Korat Breed History
The Korat breed, which was created in Ampur Pimai in the Korat region of Thailand, is currently the national cat of that country. The Korat is one of seventeen “good luck” cats included in the poetry collection The Smud Khoi of Cats, which also contains the first mention of the breed. The breed is mentioned in other literature from the years 1350 to 1767, and modern Korats closely resemble their historic ancestors.
Even today, owning a Korat is believed to bring luck, and the cats are usually given as wedding presents. The Korat came in the nation in 1959, and the breed was given official recognition by the Cat Fanciers’ Association in 1967. The breed is currently recognized by all U.S. registries, although Korats remain a rare breed with a limited fancier and breeder community.
Although it has a favorite, the Korat is a devoted and cuddly cat that develops strong bonds with its owners.
Qualities of breeding
Although it has a favorite, the Korat is a devoted and cuddly cat that develops strong bonds with its owners. They are remarkably kind with children, while being playful. The noise will cause them to flee until they are satisfied the “coast is clear,” therefore they are not suited for households with a lot of noise.
Due to their keen hearing, sight, and smell senses, it is nearly impossible to hide food from Korats or let any errant insects go undiscovered. These felines are talkative, social, and perceptive. They don’t like to spend a lot of time alone, but they are willing to seek out the companionship of other animals, even dogs. Many are happy to play fetch and like cuddling with their owners, expressing their affection and complete trust in them. Your Korat should have short nails because they enjoy rough play even though they aren’t particularly violent.
The Korat’s skull is heart-shaped, and there are additional hearts on its face and nostrils. Their waist is thin and their physique is semi-cobby. The majority of their weight is borne in and around the broad, muscular shoulders on the front of their bodies, making them extremely heavy cats. A short, thick neck supports the head, and the shoulders are usually wider than the chest when looked at directly. These cats take a bit longer to physically grow and until they are four years old, they may appear awkward and gawky. Even the hue of their eyes can vary until they are fully developed.
According to descriptions, the Korat’s coat has a glittering sheen and has a silvery blue color that is tinted with silver. The roots’ light hue darkens in blue tones as it moves up the shaft toward the silver tip. The silver highlights on the muzzle and toes are particularly prominent.
The Korat’s coat is made up of just one layer. The hair does not droop when caressed or stroked; it remains tight to the body. They only shed heavily when their winter coats are taken off; otherwise, they merely need weekly brushing, which the Korat enjoys doing as upkeep.