Best Oriental Shorthair Cat Breeders

We believe that when choosing the perfect Oriental Shorthair, the best breeder is always the local one. Buying local means you can meet them in person to see how they're raising their kittens, plus avoid potentially traumatizing shipping of the kitten. But finding a quality Oriental Shorthair cat near you can be a difficult task. So we've compiled all of the information you need to know about Oriental Shorthair breeders with kittens for sale, including website URL, contact information, Facebook page, memberships to associations, and more, broken down by location. This will help you choose the right Oriental Shorthair when the time is right.

USA Oriental Shorthair Breeders

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Canada Oriental Shorthair Breeders

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Australia Oriental Shorthair Breeders

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What are Oriental Shorthair cats like?

Oriental Shorthair cats are known for their high energy and affectionate personalities. They are highly intelligent and playful cats that love to engage in interactive activities with their owners. Oriental Shorthairs are known to be adaptable to other pets and enjoy the company of other cats.

Weighing between 5-10 pounds and up to 14 inches in length, they are slender and muscular cats with short, shiny coats that come in a variety of colors and patterns. Registered Oriental Shorthair breeders will have kittens for sale with solid, shaded, smoke, tabby, and bicolor fur variations. When considering an Oriental Shorthair for your family, it’s important to note that these cats crave human attention and can become anxious when left alone for extended periods of time.

FAQs when considering Oriental Shorthair cats

How much do Oriental Shorthair cats cost?

As a sought-after breed, Oriental Shorthair kittens for sale cost between $600 and $3,000. A cat’s price is based on its pedigree, coat quality, age, health and vaccination history. If an Oriental Shorthair cat’s parents are show-winning, they can be even more expensive.

What should I ask to choose the right Oriental Shorthair breeder?

While there are many people who claim to be ethical Oriental Shorthair breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Oriental Shorthair breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:

  • Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
  • Whether they've bred their Oriental Shorthairs with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
  • Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
  • Do they belong to a Oriental Shorthair breed club? You can ask for references from the club.

Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair breeder?

When you buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair breeder (with either their local club, governing body, or TICA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Oriental Shorthair’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Oriental Shorthairs to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.

Michael Steele

List Author: Michael Steele

I have had two interests since I was very young… the Internet and cats. I grew up with two lovely cats in my family, Midnight and Chloe. But when I started looking for a cat as an adult, I realized how few reliable resources there are for finding ethical breeders. So I combined my Internet skills and cat knowledge to create Cat Kingpin, the #1 resource for cat breeders online. Have a question or suggestion for my list? You can reach me here.