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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. 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

CH Elfi Arinya MORAKOT (import Poland) - (Elfi)

DOB: 17 July 2014


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.

Elfi (on right, then left, then right) with her best friend, Izzy  


Female  DOB: 23 April 2015

Izzy continues to enjoy success on the show bench in 2018



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.

n 2018 Izzy has continued to do well on the show bench. Notable wins include Best in Show overall across all groups under the two CFA judges, Rick Hoskison and Allan Raymond at the Western Districts Show. At the Borderline Show, Adriana Kajon (TICA) chose Izzy as her Supreme Exhibit in Ring 1. At the Branxton Show Izzy was awarded a first placing and two second placings and was Best Group 3 Entire Cat in Ring 4.


DOKLAO Blu Dixie Belle

Female  DOB: 6 March 2017  

Dixie in May 2018

Delightful Dixie

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).


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 and 2018 Cat Show. Tia is now in semi retirement from showing and enjoys being a pampered pet.


Our Boys

CCCA 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 is growing up to be a very handsome boy and at 10 months old, wieighing 5kgs, is something of a 'gentle giant'

The adorable Luuk Chai

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.

Luuk Chai 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 taking a “sabbatical” from showing and stud duties for the next 12 months.


CCCA CH & SV DB GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary  

Male  DOB: 17th August, 2016

Zac is enjoying further success on the show bench this year.

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

Chanarong Zachary 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.

fter a successful show career as a kitten, Zac continues to enjoy a lot of success on the show bench as an adult. His notable show wins under both Australian and International judges include two first placings and Best Entire Exhibit in Ring 3 at the Burmese Show 2018 . Two first placings at the 2018 NSW CFA State Show. At the Sydney Royal Cat and Kitten Carnival 2018 Zac was Best Entire Group 3 Exhibit in Ring 3 and Best Cat in Group 3 Ring 3 and was nominated  for the Supreme in Show panel. At the Armidale Cat Show in 2018 Zac was Best Entire Exhibit in Group 3 Ring 4 under a respected International judge, Carlos Lopez (ARG TICA).
At the Branxton show Zac was Best Group 3 Male in Rings 3 & 4 and Best Entire Cat in Ring 3.



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.

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