Colorpoint Shorthair

 

 

 
 

Colorpoint Shorthair Temperament
The Colorpoint Shorthair is:

  • Intelligent

  • People orientated

  • Likes human company

  • Inquisitive

  • Friendly

  • Calm

  • Very sociable

Where does the Colorpoint Shorthair come from?
The Colourpoint Shorthair comes from part of a breeding trial during the 1940's. They first appeared, bred from Siamese and Abyssinian cats.

What type of Body does the Colorpoint Shorthair have i.e. coat, patterns etc?
The Colourpoint Shorthair cat has:

  • Long body

  • Tube shaped body

  • Medium sized head

  • Long head

  • Wedge shaped head

  • Big ears

  • Medium sized eyes

  • Almond shaped eyes

  • Eyes slant towards the nose

  • Long, straight nose

  • Large ears

  • Ears are set far apart at the base

  • Flat skull

  • Long, slender neck

  • Tight abdomen

  • Wide hips

  • Long legs that are slim

  • Hind legs longer than the front legs

  • Small, oval paws

  • Long, thin tail that tapers to a point

  • Coat colours include:

    • Red point

    • Cream point

    • Lynx point

    • Tortie point colours

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What type of coat does an Colorpoint Shorthair have ?
The coat of a Colorpoint Shorthair is glossy and fine while lying close to their body.

History of the Colorpoint Shorthair ?

Development began in the 1940's with breeders concentrating on creating a cat with red or cream fur at the points. In 1964 after years of careful breeding, the breed was recognised by Cat Fanciers Association. As the cats were bred from Siamese cats, they inherited the name Colourpoint shorthair to distinguish them.

Food the Colorpoint Shorthair eats ?

The Colourpoint Shorthair has no dietary requirements other than a good healthy diet. Its important to keep an eye on your Colorpoint Shorthair as being over weight can cause problems as they have very slender legs.

Is the Colorpoint Shorthair an indoor or outdoor cat ?

The Colorpoint Shorthair loves heights so if allowed out side, keep this in mind. They are very caring and will enjoy a life of being kept inside.

Does the Colorpoint Shorthair have health problem ?

This cat is normally healthy however there are some lines if breed that suffer with heart defects or cleft palates. They can also be sensitive to anaesthetics.

 

  • Colorpoint Shorthair temperament ?
  • Where does the Colorpoint Shorthair come from ?
  • Where does the Colorpoint Shorthair originate ?
  • What type of body does the Colorpoint Shorthair Have ?
  • What type of coat does an Colorpoint Shorthair have ?
  • What type of pattern does an Colorpoint Shorthair have ?
  • History of the Colorpoint Shorthair ?
  • Physical characteristics of the Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Food the Colorpoint Shorthair eats ?
  • Is the Colorpoint Shorthair an indoor cat ?
  • Is the Colorpoint Shorthair an outdoor cat ?
  • Does the Colorpoint Shorthair have health problem ?
 

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