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Oriental Shorthair

Oriental Shorthair

Cat breed

The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat that is developed from and closely related to the Siamese cat. It maintains the modern Siamese head and body type but appears in a wide range of coat colors and patterns. Like the Siamese, Orientals have almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, and an elongated, slender, and muscular body. Their personalities are also very similar. Orientals are social, intelligent, and many are rather vocal. They often remain playful into adulthood, with many enjoying playing fetch. Despite their slender appearance, they are athletic and can leap into high places. They prefer to live in pairs or groups and also seek human interaction. Unlike the breed's blue-eyed forebear, Orientals are usually green-eyed.The Oriental Longhair differs only with respect to coat length.

The Oriental Shorthair is a member of the Siamese family of breeds, and can be found in various solid colors, and patterns such as smoke, shaded, parti-color/tortoiseshell, tabby and bicolor (any of the above, with white).Not all variants are acceptable to all organizations that recognize the breed.

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Further Resources

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The Oriental Shorthair Cat 101 : Breed & Personality

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October 13, 2020

TICA Oriental Shorthair Breed Introduction

The International Cat Association, Inc.

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