Welcome to the Doklao Korat website
The Thai Connection
Our names are Eva Krynda andJose Escoriza, and our small
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. We have up to four 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 with our first Korat neuter 'Ziggy'. We wanted a companion for our then ageing toy poodle 'Monty' who had grown up with 'Smokey', our family cat. 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 became good friends with Monty, our poodle. His premature death left a huge hole in our lives and a determination to learn more about this rare and little know breed.
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
Elfi at home in Australia Elfi Arinya MORAKOT
Elfi at home in Australia
Elfi Arinya MORAKOT
Elfi Arinya Morakot
joined our cattery in 2015, after making the long journey from Poland to Sydney, Australia. 'Elfi' was bred by
Ania Doroszalska and her sire is Nong Noon, a full Thai import. With help from other Korat breeders, Eva accompanied Nong Noon and Mook Mai from
Thailand to the EU in November 2012, so this girl is very special to us. Elfi
has adjusted well to her new home and is Izzy's
best friend. Elfi is a very playful and gentle girl with a nice silver
tipped coat and green eyes. She is an excellent addition to our breeding program
and has proved herself to be a good and caring mother. Thank you to Ania and Kaja for sending us this very sweet girl.
Female DOB: 23 April 2015
The effervescent Izzy
Sang Dao "Izzy" is a young queen. Suri is Izzy’s mother and Luuk Chai is her sire so she has a long line of prize winning Korats in her pedigree. Izzy is a 5th generation Doklao female. She has an outgoing and friendly personality and is a very happy and playful
girl. Izzy has a beautiful short and silky coat and sweet Korat expression.
Izzy is a very good mother and together with Elfi and Dixie, they
raise their kittens as one big family.
Izzy is an excellent show cat and has been awarded many first placings in the top five and has attained the title of NSW CFA Gold Double Grand Champion and a National CCCA Grand Champion. Izzy was Second Best Shorthaired Female Cat in the Cat of the Year 2017 point score.
Female DOB: 6 March 2017
“Dixie” is Suri’s daughter and Izzy’s half sister. Dixie has a very outgoing disposition and loves playtime. She is a very cuddly and affectionate young female and gets on well with Izzy and Elfi helping to look after their kittens. She also enjoys playing with Zac and Luuk Chai. Dixie has a lovely Korat expression and a silky close lying coat with a nice silver sheen. She has been enjoying some success on the show bench in 2017 and in 2018, having been awarded a few first and top five placings. At the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2018 Dixie was Second Best Entire Shorthair Cat in Show under Jamie Christian (TICA USA).
Our Retired Girls
CCCA CH & GLD DB GD CH DOKLAO Blu Thao Surinari
Spay DOB:15 June 2009
Beautiful SuriAffectionately called ‘Suri’, this lovely female was named after a famous Thai princess from Korat. Suri loves all types of games and toys. She is an affectionate and friendly Korat with an outgoing personality. Suri has big green expressive eyes, a sweet expression and a lot of silver tipping in her coat.
Best friends Tia and Suri
Spay DOB:12 November 2007
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 is always busy and on the go, inventing new games and getting up to mischief. She has a lovely short coat, sweet expression and luminous green eyes. Tia 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 is Suri’s mother and they are inseparable.
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 at the Western Districts 2016 Cat Show.
GD CH and GLD DB GD CH Doklao Luuk Chai
Male DOB: 2nd April 2012
Luuk Chai is well received on the show bench
Luuk Chai means ‘son’ in Thai and as Ash was his father, it seemed a very appropriate name for our new stud. This boy is very muscular and solid with a nice silver sheen to his coat. He is a gentle giant playful, friendly and very outgoing. Luuk Chai wants to be everyone’s friend and loves to be the centre of attention at all times. He has sired some lovely kittens with ‘Suri’including Doklao Sang Dao Izzy.
GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary
Male DOB: 17th August, 2016
Zac - May 2018
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
or Zac as we call him, is the newest addition to our cattery. He is Elfi's son and Chanarong means experienced warrior in Thai. This young stud male is a very friendly and playful boy. 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. In 2017, Zac sired two litters of of lovely kittens.
The Other Boy "Stevie"
DOB: 14th January 2008
tevie the Selkirk Rex
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.
If you are interested in a kitten, click here.
Where Are They Now? - updates and photos from some of our kitten owners
For further information on this amazing breed, please follow these:
Burke's Backyard Feature on The Korat
Korat Roat Test on YouTube - Burke's Backyard circa 2000
One Korat owner shares her experiences and advice in her article Cats and Babies
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