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Korat

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #40
Name LaPerm
Other names Si-Sawat
Origin Thailand
Size Medium
Coat LongGlossyFine
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 10-15 years
Temperament AffectionateFriendlyGentleIntelligentPlayfulQuiet
Weight Male: 8 - 10 poundsFemale: 6 - 8 pounds
Colors BlueSilver
Kitten Price Average $600 - $800 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 1 starsMinimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 2 stars
Vocalization 3 starsModerate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Chloe Angel
02 Archie Pepsi
03 Diesel Angelina
04 Shadow Smokey
05 Symba Sushi
06 Chunk Waffles
07 Symba Sasha
08 Lucky Gracie
09 Fluffy Chloe
10 Tommy Summer
Overview

The Korat, also at times known as the Si-Sawat or the Good Luck Cat, is an ancient breed named after the Korat province of northeast Thailand. This native Thai breed has aptly been described as having hair with roots like clouds and tips like silver, and eyes that shine like dewdrops on a lotus leaf. The Korat is a smallish, muscular cat with a heart-shaped head, a broad forehead and large, round-tipped, widely-set ears. Females are noticeably more dainty than are males. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Korat are its prominent, round, oversized eyes, which in adulthood are a luminous green and appear to be slightly slanted when closed. Kittens are born with bluish eyes, which turn amber and then finally green by 3 or 4 years of age.

The Korat is an inquisitive, affectionate and highly sensitive animal that forms extremely close bonds with its owners and thrives on their regular attention. Korats have an unusually strong desire and need for human companionship. They are prone to becoming sullen and depressed if they are left alone or unattended for prolonged periods of time. Many owners who work full-time outside of the home find that adding another animal to their household – especially another Korat – makes a huge difference in the happiness of their pets. This breed is particularly sensitive to sound and dislikes loud noises. They may become less distressed by sudden sounds if a television or radio is left turned on throughout the day, so that they can become desensitized to unexpected loud distractions. Although Korats are gentle animals, they are not typically the best choice for busy households with small children, because of their strong aversion to noise.

Children & Other Pets
Korats will appreciate the attentions of a child who treats them respectfully, and they enjoy playing and learning tricks. With proper supervision, they can be a good companion for children. Like many cats that originated in Southeast Asia, Korats tend to prefer other Korats. They can get along with other cats, and with dogs, but they expect to have pride of place. This may or may not go over well with other animals. The Korat likes to have company, however, and if he spends a lot of time with another cat or dog, they will likely become close friends.
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