The Cheetoh is a new breed of cat that is known for having a large amount of energy and curiosity. 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. If you can keep up … this might be the right cat for you!
The Cheetoh, is an incredibly social and loving cat, never aloof or showing any tendencies towards aggressive or standoffish behaviour.
They have a gentle temperament and are also extremely intelligent and curious, often demonstrating an un-feline sense of humour.
- The Cheetoh is a cross between the Ocicat and the Bengal, but has its own unique attributes which includes large size and unsurpassed gentleness of character.
- The Cheetoh is a very muscular cat that is athletic, graceful and lithe.
- They have the stalking, low shouldered walk that is common both in the Ocicat and wild cats and their spotted appearance with large eyes and ears, enhances this distinctive wild look.
- The coat of the Cheetoh is short, thick and shiny. The fur is very short and thick, yet soft and velvety and is quite similar in nature to the fur of the jungle cats.
More About The Cheetoh
Cheetoh cats are a result of creating a cat with wild look while at the same time having a gentle and docile nature. This cat breed incorporates the distinctive characteristics of Bengal and Ocicat, but is a large animal with a very gentle character with a muscular and athletic body.
This cat breed was first developed in 2001 by Carol Drymon of Wind Haven Exotics. The first litters arrived only in 2003. Cheetoh cats have been a recognized and registered cat breed with the UFE (United Feline Organization) since 2004 and TICA listed them as experimental breed.
- Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape as it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.
- Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed and these type of cats typically produce little to no dander.
- These active cats need activities that will use up their boundless energy, for example, playing with them on a regular basis or giving them certain interesting things to play and just like Bengal cats they enjoy walks.
This hardy breed does not suffer from any severe disease as such, apart from the common feline ailments. Since they are a new breed not much is known about any genetic diseases they may suffer from, but at this time, the Cheetoh doesn’t have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats.