Active: The Cheetoh shows plenty of love and affection to everybody and - with their high energy level - they cannot get enough interaction. They will wake their owners up each morning and will be by their side most of the day. They do best with owners that love to play with their pets. They love playing with children and dogs as well. Though, the affection the Cheetoh demands can be very overwhelming at times.
Size: Males range from 15-23lb (6.8-10.4kg) and 15lb for females. The Cheetoh is typically larger than their Ocicat and Bengal parents.
Characteristics: The muscular, athletic build the Cheetoh cat and its graceful movements come from the jungle linage of the Asian Leopard cat. Having a low-shouldered stalking walk is common in wild jungle cats which they inherited from their Ocicat parent. Their hind legs are taller than their front. The Cheetoh has large eyes and ears with a chiseled head. The spotted and/or rosetted spotted coat gives the Cheetoh its distinctively wild look. Most Cheetoh Cats have a short length tail, which helps compliment their overall body structure
Temperament: The Cheetoh Cat is extremely intelligent, docile and curious. This cat loves routines and is easily trained. They are also considered to be a very sweet natured lap cat which can be trusted around anyone, including children. Though they have a fiercely wild appearance, the cheetoh is very social, vocal and is safe for all family members.
Care: The Cheetoh breed is a very healthy and strong breed. Though you may feed the Cheetoh normal cat food, introducing raw meat in their diet makes for a healthier pet. Cheetoh cats groom themselves very well and only requires a little grooming intervention every few months. Though they do shed a little, extra cleaning may not be required.
Coat: The fur of the Cheetoh cat is thick, tough and very short yet soft and velvety. Their coat is often found in black/brown spotted sienna, black/brown spotted gold, black spotted smoke, black spotted silver, and lynx pointed/gold spotted. The coat pattern has many spots with just a few stripes. Another distinctive attribute is their sleek and shiny coat.
Origin: The Cheetoh was first developed in the United States by Carol Drymon of Wind Haven Exotics in 2001. The Cheetoh cat is a hybrid crossbreed of the registered Ocicat and Bengal breeds and is considered to have a true jungle linage. The International Cat Association (TICA) listed the Cheetoh as an “experimental breed” while the United Feline Organization recognized them as a registered breed in 2004.