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The ideal Oriental is a svelte cat with long, tapering lines, very lithe but muscular. Because of the longer coat the Longhair Division appears to have softer lines and less extreme type than the Shorthair Division.

From the tip of its nose to the end of its long, whippy tail, the Oriental is a study in sleek design. This elegant cat gracefully glides across the room on its tall, slender legs.The Oriental was developed to explore all the possibilities of color and pattern. With over 300 different colors and patterns to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find an Oriental that will tickle your fancy.

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COAT LENGTH: Longhair and Shorthair (shown)
CHARACTERISTICS: Siamese style cat without the point markings; over 300 colors and patterns are possible
PERSONALITY: Vocal, affectionate, active; can be insistent

The Oriental has an equally colorful personality. They are closely linked to the people they claim as their own and desperately want to share their lives with you. In the busiest moments, your Oriental will find a way to interrupt your activities; a little nudge while you eat, a close examination of your tooth brush prior to use, or some help tying your shoes before you leave in the morning. It's understood you'll need help deciding which items to select from the refrigerator! In the calmest of times they'll share the warmth of your lap, provide a comforting purr, and nuzzle your chin when you need it the most.

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