Korat Breed Summary
Intelligent, Social, Playful, Energetic
The Korat is definitely a kitty that likes to be in charge, whether with other cats, dogs, or their human family. Demanding of attention, they’re keen to be involved in everything you do, whether that’s reading the paper, working on your laptop or preparing a meal – expect to find this sleek cat by your side at all times. Korats are well suited to living with people who'll pour plenty of attention onto them and not forget to comb their furbulous coat each week.
Fun Fact: The Korat has never been outcrossed to other breeds or been used to create any other breeds. They are truly one of a kind!
|Lifespan||10 – 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females: 20cm – 25cm|
|Weight||Males: 4kg – 5kg, Females: 2.2kg – 4kg|
|Coat||Single coat with hair that is short, shiny and fine|
|Colour||Bluish-grey tipped with silver|
|Common health issues||GM1 and GM2 Gangliosides|
This is a cat full of energy; they enjoy learning tricks, playing fetch and can even be taught to walk on a lead! It’s easy to teach a Korat what’s right and wrong, simply reward them with an affectionate pet or a treat for good behaviour and when they're being naughty, a loud hand clap or firm "no!" will do.
While the Korat can be clear with their likes and dislikes - letting you know with a sweet chirp - they’re generally a quiet cat, and much quieter than their Siamese relative! These kitties much prefer a quieter environment.
If you’d like a lap cat that adores any attention they can muster from you, the Korat will be more than happy to fulfil this duty.
Even looking back to centuries-old paintings of Korats, the breed has changed very little, and all modern Korats have family trees with roots in Thailand.
In the late 19th century, some solid blue ‘Siamese’ cats were exhibited in England – however these cats were probably Korats. It wasn’t until 1959 that a Korat lived in the USA. The Cat Fanciers Association recognised the breed in 1967, and all the cat registries now recognise the Korat.