Get to know the Korat
All you need to know about the breed
A notable coat and a fabulous outlook on life make the Korat cat a stand-out among felines. Their signature silvery-gray-blue fur is the first thing that gets noticed, along with their doting large green eyes that exude a dose of both calm and curiosity.
Well-known in Thailand, from which they come and found throughout Europe and Asia, the Korat remains fairly rare in North America. They are often confused with the Russian Blue, the Chartreux in France, or sometimes England’s British Shorthair, although there are distinct differences that mark each of these breeds.
The Korat cat possesses a few other fabulous features as well: Their legs are on the shorter side but are all muscle, and their paws are oval-shaped. Their body is often called cobby - catspeak for sturdy but not bulky. The rounded edges that finish them off make for a very pretty physicality.
The Korat also has a very low amount of body fat which makes them susceptible to anaesthesia during surgery. Veterinarians should take care to administer the right doses during any procedure.
Along with heightened senses of sight, smell, and hearing, the Korat is endowed with incredibly high intelligence. They bond very strongly and will want to follow family members. Think of the Korat as an independent yet velcro feline.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Korat