Ocicat



The Ocicat originated from the hybridization of the Abyssinian, Siamese and American Shorthair, all different cat breeds. It is the only spotted domesticated cat bred especially to emulate the cats of the wild but it has no wild DNA genes.

The ideal Oci is large, active and athletic in appearance. Solid and well-muscled, the Oci has a short, tight coat with a satin sheen that shows off both the animal's muscles and spots.


The original Oci was the unexpected result of an experimental breeding that attempted to produce Aby-point Siamese. It was in the second generation breeding that the surprise occurred: an ivory kitten with golden spots! The breed was called the Ocicat, because of its resemblance to the ocelot. The CFA recognized the Oci for registration in 1966, but it wasn't until May 1987 that the breed gained the support for championship status of different cat breeds.

The Oci is well-structured of different cat breeds with good muscle tone, a wedge-shaped head and a broad chest and shoulders. The beautiful, large, well-defined and contrasted spots are what most attracts people.There are 12 colors approved for the ocicat breed.

The Oci truly looks like a "wild cat" but its temperament is easy going and not demanding. It is devoted to its human, curious, intelligent and easily trained.  Some even enjoy the water!  However, it does like lots of attention.

Some owners consider them to be a dog in a cat's body because of its ability to be easily trained to respond to many dog-type commands such as to come when called, sit, lie down, etc. They adapt well to leash training, love to fetch so toys are a "must have", and also many will respond to voice commands and adapt to household rules somewhat better than different cat breeds making them great family pets.


Related Articles......


Cat Breeds

Different Cat Breeds

Purebred Cat Problems

Return from Ocicat to Cat Health Homepage


Having trouble finding what you need? Cat Health Index & Site Map

OR

Do you have a question to ask?...Questions

OR

Do you have a cat story to share?...Simply click here to go to that page!




"Like Us" on Facebook 

or...

"Like Us" here


[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

I recommend our personal vet:

Randall L. Norstrem, DVM of Crestwood Animal Hospital (253-839-4744)


Take a look at our other website for travel information!

International-Travel-Writers.com



Check out our affiliates and see what they have to offer!



Wysong

Dr. Wysong, a veterinarian who developed healthy foods for cats and other animals


Pet360 - PetFoodDirect


PetStreetMall - Quality Products at Low Prices!

Pet Street Mall …excellent selection of fun feline runs, cat dancers, cat furniture


Vetshop.com Pet Drugs

Vet Shop …check out their specialties online


LT - 090909 - 125x125 Logo

PetSmart... offers convenient locations and selections as well as supports many animal shelter programs.


Save 5% on Pet Supplies Orders Over $75

Only Natural Pet ...has products chosen for their holistic approach plus vitamins, supplements and more.


Entirely Pets...is our supplier of Feliway pet products. Also have Homeopet, topicals, etc.


PetCareChoice.com

Pet Care Choice...large supply of prescription and non-prescription drugs


CatsPlay-cat furniture...lots of choices & imaginative designs for cat fun


Petco


Canada Vet



PetWellbeing.com is the trusted source for your cat's natural health care.

Pet WellBeing...offers natural health and wellness supplements for your pets.