These excellent, social companions are excellent for singles, first-time cat owners, and those with other pets and children.

Breed Overview

The Korat originated in Thailand sometime in 1350 A.D. Used a good luck cat, they were primarily owned by royalty. Not as vocal as their Siamese comrades, these cats still find other ways to communicate with their owners, such as when they are hungry, they will wrap themselves at your ankles. These playful, social, and amiable cats are quite intelligent. They are ideal companions for singles with pets, first-time cat owners, families with older children and pets. Grooming is very minimal.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Semi-cobby, muscular, subtle, broad-chested
Coat: Single, short, glossy, fine

Breed Traits

Affectionate, Eager to please, Sensitive,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Korat:
Less Common Concerns for Korat:
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