The Oriental Shorthair Cat is a medium sized, short coated cat breed that is said to have been originally bred in Thailand, United States. The Oriental Shorthair Cats are said to have quite the personality. Their owners have said that they are often curious, intelligent, and social. Their personality and demeanor is what makes most owners incredibly happy to have them in their homes for their entire lifespan of 14 years! Please continue to read on to see more about the characteristics of the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed and what the requirements are for owning one!

Body Characteristics

The Oriental Shorthair Cat breed is a medium sized cat compared to other breeds. It is sturdy, well-shaped, and well-built. This also gives the Oriental Shorthair Cat a defining difference when compared to other breeds. Future cat owners that are searching for a medium sized cat breed will be very pleased with this cat as it often weighs within 9 lbs to 14 lbs. The fur (or lack-there-of) of the Oriental Shorthair Cat is often described as soft, well-kept, and trim. This is because this Oriental Shorthair Cat breed has a strong bloodline! This is one of the most popular cat breeds because of its color scheme. The Oriental Shorthair Cat breed is often found in pure white, black, blue, and chocolate. Most Oriental Shorthair Cats have a long length tail, which helps compliment their overall body structure. Their medium sized eyes, that are common among the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed, create a unique look that their owners find adorable.


Oriental Shorthair Cat breeds adapt immediately to their new environment. They have no physical or emotional when moving into a new home! This cat breed requires no time to make new human friends. It will easily warm up to them after a brief introduction. The Oriental Shorthair Cat is happy with, or without, interaction. This cat breed has no problem patiently waiting for its owner to get some free time to interact with it. This cat is good for homes with children. It does a good job tolerating their unfledged behavior. This breed is ideal people that already own dogs, but would also like to have a cat. The Oriental Shorthair Cat gets along very well with dogs. The Oriental Shorthair Cat really enjoys snuggling and showing affection. Owners get plenty of love from this cat! This cat breed loves to play so much that it will often wake its owner up, at the start of each day, for playtime. The high energy level of the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed makes them a very fun playmate for owners that love to play with their pets. This cat develops habits and routines, and can also be trained because they are highly intelligent.


Brushing, bathing, and nail clipping are a must for the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed. Owners should expect to invest time and money into grooming this cat breed. The Oriental Shorthair Cat breed sheds lightly. Extra cleaning will not be required, as the shedding will not be noticed if the owner already cleans their home regularly. Health issues in the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed are uncommon, though they do occur on a rare occasion. As with all pets, owners should expect health problems to occur as the pet gets older. Common health problems for the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed are Gingivitis, Peritonitis, Liver Amyloidosis, Crossed Eyes, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Bladder Stones, and. People with cat allergies should be safe around the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed because it is hypoallergenic and should not cause an allergic reaction. Annually, the Oriental Shorthair Cat breed will cost their owner around $800 for upkeep. This does not include the initial purchase price that ranges between $300 – $550.