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Oriental Shorthair

Oriental Shorthair Profile

Lifespan: 15-18 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 2.2-4.2 kg

Avg weight Male: 3.6-5.5 kg

Coat type: Short, fine coat.

Coat colours and body type: Thanks to their Siamese lineage, Oriental Shorthairs have a striking wedge-shaped head, almond-shaped eyes, and tall ears. Oriental shorthairs are bred in various colours and patterns including cream, red, brown, lilac, and ebony. Patterns include tabby, bi-colour, smoke and shaded.  

Grooming required: Low - occasional brush.

Similar Breeds: Foreign White, Bengal, Abysinnians, British Shorthairs, Russian Blue, Korat, Tonkinese.

Health Profile: Dilated cardiomyopathy, amyloidosis, mediastinal lymphoma, mast cell cancer, bladder stones, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy.


Oriental Shorthair temperament

Orientals are known for being the life of the party. They are extremely energetic and social and love being around people. They want to be part of the family and want to be everywhere you are. Both intelligent and curious, Oriental's will snoop through your stuff, find new things to play with and be the first one to answer the door. They blend in well with families, children, and other pets. Orientals do not do well when left alone. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.