Breed Profile - Breed Information with Description &
The CHEETOH is the newest blend of
pedigree cat, utilizing very specific bloodlines of the Bengal
and the Ocicat breeds to create a special recognized pedigree
breed called a Cheetoh.
The Cheetoh was first
researched and developed by Carol Drymon of Wind Haven Exotics in 2001 and
the first litters of cubs arrived in 2003. Subsequently other qualified
breeders throughout the United States were invited to participate in the
Cheetoh breeding program. Whilst incorporating distinctive characteristics
of both the Ocicat and Bengal, the Cheetoh Cat has its own attributes and
Cheetoh Breed Attributes
Breed attributes include a super
affectionate nature and real love for their human companions, great deal of
intelligence with the ability to learn quickly and a keen instinct to hunt.
The Cheetoh Cat is also extremely
intelligent, very curious and quite dog-like in their ways. CHEETOH’S are a
sweet natured lap cat that look wild but have a dependable docile nature and
can be trusted around anyone, especially children.
Cheetoh Coat Pattern
The Cheetoh's amazing coat pattern consists
of lots of spots and a few stripes for good measure, replicating the look of
their wild counterparts.
The Cheetoh comes in a variety of colours
and markings, Brown Spotted, Silver Spotted, Cinnamon Spotted, Brown
Marbled, Blue Marbled, and Snow with both spots or marble patterned coat.
The head has a slightly more chiseled look
to it and the ears are more prominent than that of the Bengal. They walk
with a lower front stance and higher at the back.
They grow to be a generous sized cat with
males being solid muscle mass with thick necks and solid bodies weighing
around the 7kg mark fully grown. The females tend to be just slightly
smaller and finer in the body but still of a good size when compared to the
Cheetoh Cat Breed Profile
Breed profile courtesy of
Oz Zotic Cats