Cat breeds: Colorpoint Shorthair Cat personality

Cat breeds: Colorpoint Shorthair Cat personality

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

The Colorpoint Shorthair cat is a nice and loyal cat that requires a lot of attention. If he does not get it, he will let you know with pouting and whining. Depending on the cat registry, this cat can be considered a separate breed or a variety of an existing one. 


The Colorpoint shorthair cat is considered a Siamese with a different color. It all began when breeders began to cross Siamese cats with a Red American Shorthair with the purpose of bringing a new color. The results were satisfactory and breeders created and developed a new breed.

The Cat Fancier´s Association officially recognized the breed in 1964. The International Cat Associations consider the Colorpoint Shorthair a variation of the Siamese and not a separate breed.

Physical Characteristics

These cats share the same point coloration with the Siamese, except that not in the traditional colors. Typically, their coat includes the point color pattern in cream, tortoiseshell, red, and lynx. These are medium-sized cats that usually weight between 5 and 10 pounds.


The Colorpoint’s personality is identical to that of the Siamese. They are talkative and opinionated. They grow very fond of their people. Whenever they have a suggestion, they will let you know and expect you to act accordingly. Every time they express their opinions they will do it loudly. 

Everywhere you go, this little fella will be supervising your every move. When you sit at night, they will come to your lap and go to your bed when you do.  

Caring for a Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Colorpoint Shorthair cats are very intelligent and athletic. Make sure you have time to play with them as they need mental and physical stimuli. Make sure you provide him with toys and anything to keep them busy.  Above all things, make sure you have enough time to meet these cat’s demands, or else they will find a way.  

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