Known for hundreds of years in its native Thailand (Siam) as the Si-Swat, the Korat even in Thailand is rare and are prized for their beauty and reputed power to bring good luck.
There is no registration record of Korats until 1959 when a Bangkok breeder sold a pair to the United States. A breed club was formed to protect and develop the breed, as well as to preserve its heritage. A standard was written based on the appearance of the original native cats and by 1969 most North American associations had given championship status to the Korat.
Certainly they are unique , with a heart shaped face, set off by huge luminous green eyes and tall ears. The coat is glossy, short to medium in length and close-lying, of a silver-blue colour tipped with silver giving a halo effect.
The muscular, semi-cobby body has the feeling of hard-coiled spring power.
Korats make intelligent and loving pets. They have sweet, gentle dispositions and pretty, rather quiet voices. They form exceptionally strong attachments towards their owner, and prefer a quiet one-cat home amongst calm, soft-voiced humans.
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