Categories: 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 good reason to breed them with exceptional long legs, huge ears and long faces (extreme breeding) but they do look interesting in front of the camera. Of all the breeds there are probably more photos of Oriental Shorthairs on this site than any other for that reason. Oriental Longhairs are rarer. They are part of the Siamese cat family of cats. They are famed for their sleek beauty but it is a matter of taste. This cat should be vocally loud! I guess not all of them are. They like cuddling up to their human companion. I think that is for warmth as well as companionship as their slender bodies probably means that they feel the cold more. They are said to be in the upper echelons of the feline intelligent spectrum 🙂 but I’d take that with a pinch of salt.

Oriental breed standard satisfied for this cat regarding leg length. Photo: Pinterest. Words added.

Why do Oriental Shorthairs have big ears?

Why do Oriental Shorthairs have big ears? Because the breed standard says that they have to have big ears if ...
Read More

Why do Oriental Shorthairs honk?

Oriental Shorthairs honk because it is a slight strange version of the feline meow. Let's call it a meow-honk. All ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More
Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
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.

Recent Posts

A link between women’s love of cats and their concern for fairness and compassion?

There's a huge study out at the moment from the University of Southern California concerning…

4 hours ago

His childlike pet drawings have raised thousands for rough sleepers

You never quite know the formula for becoming an internet, social media sensation perhaps because…

8 hours ago

Woman isolated during lockdown with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome finds comfort in her cat companions

NEWS AND OPINION: It is a time to praise the domestic cat for comforting vulnerable…

10 hours ago

Cats Protection report that black cats are no longer being ‘left on the shelf’

Some good news for people who love cats, all kinds, no matter what their colour.…

11 hours ago

Is it normal for a cat to have one kitten?

I have to research this as I don't have first hand experience and my research…

23 hours ago

Woman mistook a rabbit for her cat

Although perhaps under the circumstances mistaking a rabbit for your cat is possibly acceptable, this…

1 day ago