Categories: Oriental Shorthair

Lithe, svelte and impressive red coated Oriental Shorthair

This is an excellent cat picture because it shows off the Oriental Shorthair’s lithe and svelte body conformation which the breeders so prize and which is embedded in the CFA breed standard. His coat is very fine as well: red, spotted tabby, which I think is amazing.

GENERAL: the ideal Oriental is a svelte cat with long, tapering
lines, very lithe but muscular. Excellent physical condition. – CFA breed standard

Lithe, svelte red tabby Oriental Shorthair. Photo: ARN.

Sometimes breeders create Oriental Shorthairs that are too extreme e.g. overly large ears, but this looks like a handsome cat. This cat looks quite big too. An impressive cat.

Some definitions:

  • Lithe: thin, supple, and graceful.
  • Svelte: slender and elegant.

Some more on the Oriental Shorthair:

Oriental cat satisfies CFA breed standard for leg length

Cats of the Oriental breed (shorthair and longhair) are good photographic subjects because they have interesting bodies. That's not a ...
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Picture of wise Oriental Shorthair

He has the distinct appearance of a wise man in his late fifties or sixties. I am stereotyping and I ...
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Picture of a tiny, dark chocolate Oriental Shorthair kitten with huge ears and sharp claws sitting in a hand

The Oriental SH is known for slenderness and long legs and, yes, large ears but this strange looking individual has ...
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Young Oriental Shorthair with huge bat ears

Well, what can you say? The ears are weird. I know that the breed standard for the Oriental Shorthair insists ...
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Outstanding Looking Oriental Shorthair Cat

If you like looking at interesting domestic cats this fella might interest you. He has to be an Oriental Shorthair ...
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The Hidden Wildcat in the Oriental Breed

In an extraordinary piece of research, Sarah Hartwell has discovered that there has been a relatively recent influx of wild ...
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Three Amazing Oriental Shorthair Siblings

These are amazing looking cats. You can read about the Oriental Shorthair by clicking on this link. These cats have ...
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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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