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Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Short Hair

The breed is unusual in that it is spotted like a wild cat but has the temperament of a domestic animal. It is named for its resemblance to the ocelot.

Ocicats are friendly and sociable and are not often shy around strangers. This makes them good family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species

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Ideal Companion: Ocicat

Produced in cooperation with North America's top breeders, this program provides insights into the history, temperament, sociability and life span of 20 different breeds of cats.

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It includes colorful charts that indicate brushing requirements and detail how active and vocal each breed tends to be, and a special section with valuable tips on what to look for when choosing a kitten.