Welcome to the Doklao Korat website
Our names are Eva Krynda and
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 email@example.com
Sapphi and Zac are the proud parents of
5 kittens born on the 29th January, 2024.
Mum and babies are doing well.
Sapphi 2 week old kittens 'eyeing off' the world around them
The Thai Connection
Where Are They Now?
cattery is located in the inner west of Sydney, Australia.
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. 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.
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
Female DOB: 6th March 2017
is Suri’s daughter and Izzy’s half
sister. Dixie has a very outgoing
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.
CHERRI CREEK Lotus Blossom
Female DOB: 5th July 2019
Blossom 2022 (left) and 2024
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) 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.
GD CH and GLD DB GD CH Doklao Luuk Chai
Male DOB: 2nd April 2012
CCCA CH & SV DB
GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary (Zac)
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.
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
CCCA CH & SV DB
GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary (Zac)
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 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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