Origin
Origin

The Ocicat is a fairly new breed from the US. In the early 60s the first spotted Ocicat, the male Tonga, was born in a nest with Mrs. Victoria Daly. Mrs. Daly was a well-known Siamese breeder. Tonga's mother was a cross between a Siamese and an Abyssinian, and the father was a chocolate Siamese. The spotted tabby fur of Tonga, according to Mrs. Daly's daughter, resembled that of the Ocelot, (a wild feline from the south of the US and South America), the breed takes its name from this; Ocicat is namely a contraction of "Ocelot" and "Cat".

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Appearance
Appearance

The Ocicat is a fairly large cat with a characteristic spotted pattern. They look like wild cats, athletic and muscular. The spots have the size and shape of a thumbprint and should be distributed as much as possible over the body. The cats weigh on average 3.5 to 5 kg, the males can weigh between 6 and 8 kilos. The Ocicat looks elegant and slim, but when lifted, it is surprisingly heavy. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs.

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Fur
Fur
Blue
Blue silver
Cinnamon
Cinnamon silver
Chocolate
Chocolate silver
Fawn
Fawn silver
Lilac
Lilac silver
Tawny
Tawny silver

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Tail
Tail

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Tail
Tail

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Character
Character
Adaptability
Affection
Child friendly
Dog friendly
Energy level
Grooming
Health issue
Intelligence
Social need
Guest friendly

The character of the Ocicat is special. They are loyal to their owners, intelligent, sweet, affectionate and people-oriented. The Ocicat is active, playful and curious, but they have the habit of thinking deeply before they take action. The owner finds a particularly loyal friend in the Ocicat.
The Ocicat can entertain itself well, but because of its social character it does not like being left alone for whole days. If you are away from home a lot, it is better to have a second cat. An Ocicat can sometimes be somewhat dominant, which means that not all cat breeds are suitable housemates. Some cats may find the gaze of the Ocicat quite impressive. The Ocicat can get along with a variety of pets, including a dog, especially if he is used to it from childhood

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