About the Oriental Shorthair
The Oriental Shorthair is a sophisticated, intelligent breed and therefore rather unsuitable for first cat owners. Anyone who still falls in love with the beautiful velvet paw, should be fully informed (also applies to experienced cat owners). It can have a dominant, idiosyncratic character, which some people find strenuous. However, the Oriental Shorthair is not intensive care. Weekly brushing is usually sufficient for her thin coat.
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In the apartment, the smart little girl needs a variety of job opportunities and is usually happy about the company of other cats. Children are usually no problem for them. Dogs can tolerate them, but this depends on the cat.
The Oriental Shorthair is a popular breed of cat, which is basically a variety of Siamese. Although the OKH has a variety of color and pattern possibilities, its stature and nature still resemble those of the Siamese ancestors. The breed came about when the Siam and the Russian Blue were crossed into slender shorthair cats.
The first Oriental Shorthair recognized in England in 1972 was a chestnut brown variant with green eyes that bore the name “Havana”. Three years later, the breed was recognized in the US.
In addition to Oriental Shorthair, Oriental Longhair is also available. Apart from the coat length, both races are similar in their behavior and nature.
The Oriental Shorthair is similar in its character to the Siamese and is therefore more recommended for cat-experienced owners. She is considered extremely intelligent and very curious. Many representatives of oriental shorthair are able to open drawers and cabinet or room doors. The breed needs a lot of attention and often demands it loudly. Like the Siam, the Oriental Shorthair belongs to the talkative cat breeds. She also likes to follow her husband through the house or apartment.
Attitude and care
The coat of Oriental Shorthair is, as the name suggests, relatively easy to care for due to its brevity. Brushing it with a soft brush weekly or stroking it with a wet hand is usually enough to remove loose hair. In winter, Oriental shorthair can cause hypothermia due to its thin coat. It is therefore more suitable for housing. Should the girl still get clearance, she should always have the opportunity to retire to the warm. Good is therefore a secure balcony or garden.
The intelligent Oriental Shorthair needs just in the apartment different employment opportunities. If she feels under-challenged, this can lead to behavioral problems. Corresponding cat toys, clicker training and a large scratching post are usually used by the velvet paw. A cat partner to play and run around is also beneficial.
The Oriental Shorthair is considered durable and sturdy. A life expectancy of 15 to 20 years is allegedly not uncommon. However, some hereditary diseases of Siamese can also occur in this breed. A responsible breeder usually does not use any animals for breeding that are affected by these diseases. If necessary, you should consult and ask before purchasing.