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This medium to large breed has a well-muscled athletic build with a strong, dense bone structure. This makes them surprisingly heavy for their size, which combined with their low-slung stance and often ‘stalky’ walk, lends much to their ‘big cat’ appearance, even though this is a purely domestic cat with no wild ancestry at all! 

The Ocicat is spotted all over, with the pattern forming a distinct bullseye on the sides and a clear M shape between the ears above the eyes. The Ocicat coat should be short and close lying with a satiny sheen that highlights the beautiful spotting pattern. 

10 - 15 years
2.7 - 6.8kg
The Ocicat comes in 12 colours; Tawny, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Blue, Lilac and Fawn, and these same six again but on a silvery background colour.
The need-to-know
  • Benefits from an experienced owner
  • Needs high-level of enrichment including simulated hunting games and interactive play
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Very talkative cat
  • Lean and elegant cat
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Needs extensive outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be regularly left for a few hours
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

The Ocicat breed can suffer from:
- Progressive retinal atrophy which is an inherited disorder where part of the eye degenerates and wastes away which can result in blindness.

Testing available:
- DNA testing for progressive retinal atrophy which tests whether or not a cat has the potential to be affected by this condition.


Highly intelligent, active, social and people-oriented, the Ocicat may not be a big-cat, but they very much have the personality and the presence of one! Described by owners as having dog-like tendencies, they love interacting with family members and visitors, will follow people around the home, supervising and sometimes interfering in all that they do. They are incredibly athletic and can jump to high spots, balance on narrow ledges and get to places other cats probably wouldn’t think of.  

This is an ‘extra chaos’ type of cat, enjoying a lot of attention and very able to demand it when they feel it is necessary and get that attention by fair means or foul!