The Korat cat belonged to the common people. New brides were given a pair of these beauties to insure a happy marriage.
This cat has a silver-blue coat with a silver edging. Its eyes are emerald, large and luminous. The ears are rounded, the face heart-shaped. It has a medium build. His/her coat is short, fine to the touch and lays close to the body. Korats are intelligent and social. Like dogs, they love to fetch.
This kitty is related to the Siamese but considerably less vocal. It is dog and child friendly, and adaptable. The Korat is prone to obesity and GM1 and GM2 gangliosidosis, a fatal genetic defect. Its average life span is between ten and fifteen years of age.
These cats are rare even in their homeland. If you decide you want one please check petfinder.com or your local rescue.