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Colorpoint Shorthair Breeder Directory

Colorpoint Shorthairs are the first cousins of the Siamese and the Cat Fanciers' Association is the only registry that recognizes them as a standalone breed. In all other registries, they are part of the Siamese and Oriental breeds. These cats are distinguished by their elegance in sixteen different "point" colors beyond the four Siamese colors. The Colorpoint Shorthair shares body style, personality, coat length, and pointed color pattern with the Siamese, but in the untraditional colors of red, cream, tortoiseshell, and lynx (tabby) points. Two separate schools of thought exist about the Colorpoint Shorthair: those who think that since these cats are pointed like a Siamese, they should be considered Siamese, and those who deem the Colorpoint a Siamese hybrid. In fact these cats were initially created by hybridizing Siamese with American Shorthairs, the same hybridization that created the Oriental breed of cats.

Temperament

The Colorpoint Shorthair is a highly intelligent, playful, and people-friendly breed. They are extremely affectionate and outgoing and enjoy lounging around and playing with people, causing them to also be described as "extroverts". They can also be very sensitive with nervous temperaments, which do not adapt well to changes of environment or to strangers. Like Siamese, they can be extremely vocal and attention-demanding, feeling a need for human companionship. They have over 100 vocal sounds, much more than regular cats, making very unusual meows. Males are sometimes found to be overly aggressive towards other animals, will fight with other cats whenever they feel their territory has been invaded or just to express dominance.

Health

With its long, muscular body, the Colorpoint shorthair can show a potbelly even after indulging in only one day of over-eating. The nutrition must be carefully controlled for this breed. The long, slim legs are not made to hold a fat body. Colorpoint Shorthairs are great jumpers and love heights. Perches and cat trees should be provided. Colorpoints love to play and appreciate toys around the house for their pleasure. While the coat needs little care, a Colorpoint associates brushing with affection and will enjoy spending time being groomed by his guardian.

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Just Oriamese

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Just Oriamese is a small cattery registered with CCA, CFA and TICA located in Colborne, Ontario.  We are in close proximity to Port Hope, Cobourg, Belleville and Kingston, located approximately an hour East of Toronto and 80 minutes from Mississauaga. From the start, Just Oriamese was set to...

Blue Eyes Cattery

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We take a unique natural approach to cleanliness and sanitation, ensuring that our cats are never in contact with harmful chemicals. Several common household cleaners and disinfectants are poisonous for cats, so we use only natural and safe cleaners in our cattery. We are earth-friendly and recycle...

Mon Cheri Cattery

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Nancy Christie
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Mon Chéri Cattery is an Arkansas breeder of Exotic Shorthair & Persian Kittens that are beautiful, healthy & friendly. Pet & Show-Quality • CFA Registered & 2022 CFA Cattery of Excellence • Health Guarantee • Safe Shipping • 20 Years Experience https://www.MonCheriCattery.com

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Blue Eyes Cattery

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Heather Hahn
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We take a unique natural approach to cleanliness and sanitation, ensuring that our cats are never in contact with harmful chemicals. Several common household cleaners and disinfectants are poisonous for cats, so we use only natural and safe cleaners in our cattery. We are earth-friendly and recycle...

Just Oriamese

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Julie Tames
Location:
Oshawa, outside-of-the-us
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Just Oriamese is a small cattery registered with CCA, CFA and TICA located in Colborne, Ontario.  We are in close proximity to Port Hope, Cobourg, Belleville and Kingston, located approximately an hour East of Toronto and 80 minutes from Mississauaga. From the start, Just Oriamese was set to...

Mon Cheri Cattery

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Member Since 04/06/2018
Name:
Nancy Christie
Location:
Booneville, ar
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M-F 8 am - 5 pm CST, Closed Sundays
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Mon Chéri Cattery is an Arkansas breeder of Exotic Shorthair & Persian Kittens that are beautiful, healthy & friendly. Pet & Show-Quality • CFA Registered & 2022 CFA Cattery of Excellence • Health Guarantee • Safe Shipping • 20 Years Experience https://www.MonCheriCattery.com

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