By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Colorpoint Shorthair:
Weight: Female 6-8 lb, male 8-12 lb
Points of conformation: Similar to a Siamese, though more muscled. Head is long and tapered with lithe body shape and slender neck.
Coat: Very short and glossy with fine texture that lays close to the skin.
Color: Off-white with subtle shading that may darken over time.
Grooming needs: Low maintenance.
Origin: Cross between the Siamese and the American Shorthair.
Behavior Traits: Noisy and somewhat needy.
Is a Colorpoint Shorthair cat right for You?
The Colorpoint Shorthair is very intelligent, craves attention and can be needy. They do not like to be alone and are very affectionate and playful. They are loud cats, both in tendency to vocalize and decibel level of voice.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Colorpoint Shorthair: