Welcome to the Doklao Korat website

If you are interested in a kitten from a future litter or have any
other questions about Korats please contact Eva on 0400397319
or via email at doklao@bigpond.com



Latest News
Sapphi and Zac are the proud parents of
5 kittens born on the 29th January, 2024.
Mum and babies are doing well.



Sapphi's little ones are 9 weeks old and everything is now fair game!


These two sweet girls are still looking for their forever home.


Kittens

Introducing Sapphi

The Thai Connection

Where Are They Now?

In Retirement

In Memoriam


Our names are Eva Krynda and Jose Escoriza, and our small
 
cattery is located in the inner west of Sydney, Australia.

We have been breeding and showing Korats under the Doklao prefix since 1994. Our Korats are very much part of our family and have access to a large enclosed outdoor garden. Our boys have purpose built enclosures with outdoor runs. We have up to three litters of kittens in any one year that we raise inside our home and underfoot with lots of tender loving care and individual attention. Our Korats are provided with a clean and stimulating environment, quality food and veterinary care along with lots of love and human company. We breed for good health and temperament so that others may experience the joy of being owned by a Korat. We also work with breeders around the world to preserve and promote the Korat breed to the public and for showing.


 

Our association with Korats started in 1992. While looking for an outgoing breed of cat we saw an advertisement for Korat kittens. At the time our only knowledge about the breed was gleaned from information in cat books. Not long after, we met the little ball of steel wool and it was love at first sight. A delightful and playful boy, Ziggy's antics never failed to amaze us. He had a true Korat temperament - mild, with a will of iron!  Ziggy was not afraid of anything and was convinced that he could do anything he had not previously been told not to, adapted quite easily to new situations, and had good self confidence. Playful, loyal and affectionate, Ziggy and our toy poodle, Monty, became inseperable. His premature death left a huge hole in our lives and a determination to learn more about this rare and little know breed.



Cat garden

Zac's run

We acquired our first Korat queen Rursai Dtook Ga Dtah (Zoe) in October 1993. Zoe was nine months old at the time and a bit more reserved than Ziggy.  However, she soon made friends with Monty and taught us everything, and more, about Korats. We had our first Korat litter in January 1994 under the Sommerglen prefix. The six kittens were a delightful introduction to the world of breeding. We kept a neutered male kitten from this litter as a companion for Zoe, and for showing. Sommerglen Yu Lin, or 'Wiggy', was a wonderful pet and a successful show cat, before his untimely death in 1999.

Sadly, Zoe died in November 2004 after a short illness, which she fought with the same courage as she showed in her beautiful life.

SV DB GD CH ACF CH AOE Koorahk Binkys Boy (Binky) left, with Zoe (right). Binky sired most of Zoe's litters. 3 Generations - Supranee (left), Bella (middle) and Zoe (right). (Zoe is Bella's Mum, and Bella is Supranee's Mum)


 

Now let us tell you a bit about our current Korats:

Our Breeding Girls

 

DOKLAO Blu Dixie Belle

Female  DOB: 6th March 2017  



Dixie relaxing, January 2024


Dixie at the CCCA National 2023


Dixie at the Royal Show 2021


Dixie at Armidale Show (left & middle) and The Royal Show (right) in 2019


Dixie in May 2018
 


Delightful Dixie

Dixie is Suri’s daughter and Izzy’s half sister. Dixie has a very outgoing and cheeky disposition and loves to play with cat toys. She is a very cuddly and affectionate girl and gets on well with Sapphi. Dixie has a lovely Korat expression, nice eye shape and a silky close lying coat with a nice silver sheen.  Dixie is a good and caring mother with her kittens and also likes to help Sapphi with her litters.

Dixie has continued to do well on the show bench having been awarded many top 5 placings and receiving praise from both local and international judges. Most recently in 2023 at the CCCA National in Brisbane, Qld, Dixie was awarded Best Entire Shorthair Cat in Ring 3 by Mikhoko Tsuchiya (CFA Japan).  She was also placed 12th & 13th (twice)  in the Top 15 Entire Shorthair cats in Rings 1, 2 & 6 by other International Judges. Other notable wins include the Sydney Royal Easter Show, where Dixie was awarded Best Female Cat in Group 3, Ring 2, by Margaret Sim (NSW CFA) in 2022 and the proceeding year, also at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Dixie was awarded Best Entire Shorthair Cat and Supreme Exhibit in Ring 3, by Erin Brown (Qld).


CHERRI CREEK Lotus Blossom

Female  DOB: 5th July 2019  



February 2024


Blossom 2022 (left) and 2024


Blossom 2021

   
Blossom's journey to Australia


Blossom is home at last.


Baby Blossom


Cherri Creek Lotus Blossom is an important part of our breeding programme. “Blossom” as we call her was bred by Cathy Arend of Cherri Creek Cattery in Washington State, USA. Because of the Covid 19 travel restriction Blossom’s travel plans to Australia were postponed until October 2020 when she finally made the long and arduous journey from Los Angeles, USA via Auckland, NZ to Melbourne, Australia. After a period in quarantine, Blosssom arrived in Sydney in early November 2020.  

Blossom has settled well in her new home. Her mother, Vadhana Onwaan, was born and bred in Thailand so
Blossom will be an important part of our breeding programme to ensure that we retain the Thai link with Korats from Thailand and maintain a diverse genepool.

Blossom is a very well-proportioned and elegant Korat female with a silky, close lying coat. She has well shaped eyes with a soft green colour and a nice Korat expression. She can be a little reserved with strangers, but is quite chatty with people that she knows and with the other Korats in our cattery. Blossom has proved to be an excellent mother with her kittens. Currently she is on a short rest from breeding  until later in 2024.



DOKLAO Blu Sapphire (Sapphi)

Female: DOB 4th January 2022

The sweet and sassy Sapphi



Sapphi 2024

Sapphi on the showbench 2023

Sapphi in May '22 (left), June '22 (middle) & Armidale Show (right)

Sapphi at 10wks (left) & 14 wks (right)

Doklao Blu Sapphire (Sapphi) is Blossom's daughter and Luuk Chai is her sire. Sapphi is an engaging, chatty and playful girl. She is resolute and fearless and enjoys being the centre of attention. Sapphi has a muscular body, a close lying silky coat and expressive eyes. The visible green ring around her pupils is a promise of luminous green eye colour as she matures.

Sapphi has started her show career in 2022 with many top 5 placings including Best Group 3 Kitten, Ring 2 at the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show. She continues to have success on the show bench as an adult, enjoying all the attention from judges. In 2023, Sapphi was 5th Best Shorthair female in the NSW CFA Cat of the Year point score award. Sapphi had her 1st Litter of kittens in 2023 and proved to be a good and caring mother. She is raising her 2nd Litter of kittens in 2024.






Our Pet Korats


Spay   DOB:12 November 2007   



Tia July 2022
 




 


The gorgeous Tia

Tia is a third generation Doklao queen. She was the only kitten in a litter born to GD DB GD CH Doklao Chintina Blu Rose (Rosie). Tia has a lovely short coat, sweet expression and luminous green eyes. Tia is energetic and playful, loves to meet and greet visitors, and is especially fascinated by children. Show judges especially like her silky coat and beautiful green eye colour.  Unfortunately, Tia had to be spayed after her first litter of kittens.

Tia has enjoyed a successful show career as a spay. Her significant show wins include Best in Show Spay, in over 10 NSW shows, under both local and international judges. Also Best Spay Cat at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show and best Golden Oldie as the Western Districts 2016, and 2018 Cat Show. Tia is now in semi-retirement from showing. She now lives with Jenny and her family in Beecroft and is enjoying being a pampered pet.

 

 

 

Our Boys

CCCA GD CH and GLD DB GD CH Doklao Luuk Chai        

Male  DOB: 2nd April 2012



Luuk Chai 2021

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Luuk Chai is well received on the show bench
 
Luuk Chai is growing up to be a very handsome boy and at 10 months old,
weighing 5kgs, is something of a 'gentle giant'

  
The adorable Luuk Chai


Luuk Chai is a charming boy with a strong muscular body, very good eye shape and colour, a close lying coat and a lovely Korat expression. He has had a very successful show career winning many top placing under both local and international judges. His most notable win was at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show where he was awarded Best Entire Shorthaired Cat in Ring 1 by a respected international judge. In 2015 Luuk Chai attained the title of National Grand Champion and achieved enough show credits to be awarded second Best Shorthaired Male in the Cat of the Year points and he was third Best Shorthaired Male Cat in 2016.

Luuk Chai is Sapphi's father and, over the years, he has sired many lovely kittens. He is currently on sabbatical from stud duties.


CCCA CH SV DB GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary (Zac)


Male  DOB: 17th August, 2016




Zac - 2024

Zac - 2020



Zac May 2019


Zac - May 2018
 
Zac continues to enjoy further success on the show bench.


Zac loves going for a walk with a harness
 

Zac with his Mum, Elfi (left) and with his mentor, Luuk Chai, (right)

Zac, being a playful kitten, was happy to get into the Christmas spirit

The Charming Zac

Chanarong Zachary or Zac as we call him, is Elfi's son. Chanarong means experienced warrior in Thai. This stud male is a very friendly and playful boy with a charming and outgoing personality. Zac especially enjoys his regular daily walks using a harness and loves to explore the garden and the nearby green spaces. Zac has a strong muscular body and a very close lying coat with a lot of silver tipping. He is a very engaging Korat with an excellent show disposition and has sired many lovely kittens with our girls.

Zac has had a very successful show career as a kitten and later as an adult.continued to enjoy a lot of success with many notable show wins under both Australian and International judges. He was often praised for his excellent show disposition. During his time on the show bench in 2018, Zac was Best Entire Exhibit in Ring 3 at the Burmese Show and was awarded Two first placings at the NSW CFA State Show. In the same year he was Best Entire Group 3 Exhibit in Ring 3 Best Cat in Group 3 Ring 3 at the Sydney Royal Cat and Kitten Carnival and Best Entire Exhibit in Group 3Ring 4 at the Armidale Cat Show.
After a very successful year on the show bench, Zac was awarded third Best Male Cat in the Cat of the Year Pointscore in 2019.

Zac is now semi-retired from the show bench and is enjoying life as an active stud boy.

 

 

The Other Boy "Stevie""

DOB: 14th January 2008



Stevie, in Dec '21, after his annual haircut. Has to look his best for his girls!


Stevie, the Selkirk Rexx

Stevie is a vasectomised longhaired Selkirk Rex who joined our cattery in May 2014. He was bred by Andrew White, Frascott Cattery. Stevie is a happy and friendly boy with a shaggy white and cream coat. He enjoys his daily grooming sessions and in spending time with the girls when required..

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