The Ocicat is a breed came by crossing Siamese with Abyssinian ones and later with American shorthair cats back in 1960s. They got their name due to its resemblance to the ocelot. But Ocicat has nothing wild apart from the look.
Ocicats have large, muscular and powerful body with muscular legs, oval paws and strong facial features: jaws, strong chins, large ears and almond shaped eyes with line around like an eye-liner. Their tail is long with a dark tip.
Ocicats are short haired cats with a smooth coat comes in 12 colors; among them chocolate and cinnamon, blue, black silver, chocolate silver, blue silver etc. Like the Abyssinians ancestors, they have agouti coat, meaning that each hair has several bands of color. Where those bands meet we have the spots of their coat.
Ocicats might look wild but they are anything but wild. They are sociable, human friendly not only with family members but with anyone, loyal, communicative and playful. They get well along with children and other pets and their personality is close to a dog-like one. They are wonderful pets with no recorded health problems associated with the breed.
They need little grooming: weekly brushing is enough for this shorthaired cat. If you can train them since kittens to accept teeth brushing, nail trimming and ear cleaning you have the whole care of these beautiful cats in hand.
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