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Izzy gave birth to 6 kittens on Sunday the 17th December, 2017.

There were six blue angels but, sadly, on 11 January 2018,
one little one chose to fly away to chase butterflies over the rainbow bridge.
 
Izzy's babies are 4 weeks old and starting to move around

 

The Thai Connection

Kittens

Where Are They Now?

In Retirement

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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)

Female
DOB: 17 July 2014

 
 




Elfi at home in Australia



  Elfi Arinya MORAKOT

Elfi Arinya Morakot joined our cattery in 2015. This Korat girl recently joined our cattery 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  


CCCA GD CH & GL DB GD CH DOKLAO Sang Dao Izzy


Female  DOB: 23 April 2015


   

 


The effervescent Izzy

Sang Dao "Izzy" is our youngest 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 and Elfi raise their kittens together and are great playmates.
 
During 2016 & 2017 she was 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's high show credits mean that she is one of the top five Shorthaired Female cats in  the Cat of the Year 2017 point score.

 

DOKLAO Blu Dixie Belle

Female  DOB: 6 March 2017  




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 kitten 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 having been awarded a few first and top five placings in the kitten class.


Our Retired Girls

 

CCCA CH & GLD DB GD CH DOKLAO Blu Thao Surinari      

Spay  DOB:15 June 2009




 
 
Beautiful Suri

Affectionately 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. 

She was an excellent mother and has raised many litters of kittens during her time as a breeding queen. “Izzy” and  “Dixie” are her two lovely daughters that will continue the Doklao line.

Suri had a very successful show career enjoying all the attention from judges and the public. She is now retired from showing and enjoying life as a spay.

Suri enjoyed being photographed and was a good ‘cat walk’ model for the 2013, 2014 2015, 2016 and 2017 Cat Calendars and Diaries produced by Universal magazines. She lives with her mother Tia and they are inseparable.


Best friends Tia and Suri

     

CCCA CH & Diamond DB GD CH DOKLAO Blu Tia Stardust 

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. Like Suri 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

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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, 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.

 

GD CH Doklao Chanarong Zachary  

Male  DOB: 17th August, 2016




Zac loves going for a walk with a harness
 

Zac with his Mum, Elfi (left) and with his best friend, 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 has enjoyed a lot of show success both as a kitten and as an adult. His notable show wins include two first placings and third Best Adult Cat overall in the Western Districts Spring Show and two first placings and one Runner Up in the Oriental Cat Show.

 

The Other Boy "Stevie"

DOB: 14th January 2008


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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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