Breed Profile


The Oriental Shorthair Cat is an inquisitive and confident animal that is both a 'livewire' and a treat to have around the home.

This breed is blessed with an abundance of charisma and intelligence, loves to live life in the fast lane and cannot help but to captivate everyone that it comes in contact with!

Being such a self-assured cat, the Oriental enjoys being involved with the entire family and will happily take part in all of the daily activities whether it be playing in the garden or sitting on your lap watching your favourite television show.

The Oriental Shorthair was developed during the 1960s by mating Siamese cats with British, European and American Shorthairs and have therefore inherited a lot of the Siamese characteristics.

Its personality closely resembles that of the Siamese cat and can therefore be resourceful, demanding, friendly and extremely extroverted all at the same time. They love to 'talk', but they are not as loud as their Siamese cousins.

They thrive on human company and do not like being left alone for long periods - they will run to greet their owner/s on their return home and will also want to be shown attention before you settle down to any other activity.

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Kay Haby Yarriamba VIC Contact
Neita Pratt Carnaby VIC Contact
Sheryl Hay Tiffyan TAS Contact
Margaret Osler Syreks VIC Contact
Margaret Baxter PUNCHIE NSW Contact
Jocene Vallack Alchemy QLD Contact
Bettina Aldred-Sutherland Dakini NSW Contact
Belinda Fallon Amorette NSW Contact
Sue Morey kruizin cattery NSW Contact
Elizabeth Angus Silmarwen VIC Contact
Adam Woodward Damo QLD Contact
Eileen Bathgate Jindo VIC Contact
Christina Swan-Lawrence mystic hollow NSW Contact
Matthew Branagh barradene VIC Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.



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