Cheetoh Cat

? The breed’s dominant personality traits. While each individual has a unique personality, breed-specific genetics affect qualities like sociability, playfulness, and intelligence.
Friendly, intelligent, inquisitive, energetic
? Where this breed was first established.
United States
? Breeds are grouped by their size and coat type.
Large short-haired
? The typical adult height among individuals of this breed. Height is measured from the top of the head to the bottom of the front paws.
Body Length
? The typical adult body length among individuals of this breed. A cat’s length is measured from the base of the tail to the tip of the nose.
? The typical adult weight range of this cat breed.
12-25 pounds
Life Expectancy
? The average lifespan of the breed. While life expectancy is fairly consistent across all cat breeds, some breeds tend to live shorter or longer than others.
10-15 years
? The average price.
Affection Level
? Breeds with a high affection level want to give and receive a lot of attention, while less-affectionate breeds are not as interested in petting and snuggles.
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Activity Level
? Breeds with high activity levels will engage more in active play and demand more space and attention.
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? How well the breed tends to get along with cats, dogs, and other pets.
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? Breeds with a higher rating in this area tend to be gentle and patient, while lower-rated breeds may feel uncomfortable with children.
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? Breeds with a higher sociability rating will want to spend time with you all day, while less-sociable breeds seldom seek out human interaction.
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? Breeds with higher intelligence ratings are more curious, investigative, and easy to train. Less-intelligent breeds are less trainable but often laid-back and easygoing.
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? Breeds that score higher in this area have strong hunting instincts that make them great playtime companions.
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? Breeds that score higher in this area are able to spend hours alone, while less-independent breeds require plenty of attention.
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? A higher rating in this area indicates a breed prone to plenty of meowing and other vocalizations, while less-vocal breeds are happy to stay quiet.
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? Breeds with higher grooming scores require more maintenance like brushing and bathing, while lower-scored breeds are virtually maintenance-free.
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About the Cheetoh Cat

Large, exotic, and active, Cheetoh cats are fun-loving individuals that crave attention from their families. They tend to get on well with everyone – other pets included!

These incredible cats have a wild appearance, even though they are eight generations removed from the wildcats that make up the breed's foundation. Don’t let that fool you though: They are dedicated lap cats, happy to curl up on the couch and enjoy some well-deserved time in front of the TV!

Cheetoh cats can weigh more than 20 pounds. They are among the largest cat breeds ever developed, and as they’re relatively new, they are also among the rarest.

About the Cheetoh Cat


Cheetoh Cat Care

Since Cheetoh cats are several generations removed from their wild ancestors, they thrive on high quality cat food and have no special dietary requirements.

These cats are not prone to shedding as their hair is extremely short. Light brushing can bring out the hair's sheen. As Cheetoh cats are large and active, your furniture will thank you for keeping their toenails trimmed. You might also wish to brush your cat's teeth on a regular basis.

Cheetoh cats love to jump, climb, run, and explore. They thrive on interactive play and they appreciate access to a tall cat tower, wall shelves, and window seats.

As hybrid cats, Cheetohs tend to enjoy robust good health. Cataracts, eye disease, sensitivity to anesthetics, and heart disease may be inherited in some cases.


The Cheetoh cat is a relatively new breed. Developed by Carol Dryman in 2001, Cheetoh cats were first created by crossing Bengal cats with Ocicats. The goal was to create a new cat breed with a gentle, friendly nature and a physical appearance similar to a wildcat.

Although Cheetoh cats are gaining popularity thanks to their incredible personalities and exotic good looks, they are not yet recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association or any other breed registry.

Cheetoh Cat History
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Did You Know?

Cheetoh cats are incredibly sociable. They do not like to be left alone, and they enjoy interacting with other pets.

These cats are highly trainable. They enjoy learning new tricks and once they learn how to walk on a leash, they appreciate outdoor adventures.

While some cats gravitate toward just one human companion, Cheetoh cats have a tendency to develop fond relationships with everyone in the family.

The Breed Standard

About the Cheetoh Cat


Cheetoh cats typically have green to gold eyes with a rounded shape.

Legs & Paws

The legs should be graceful and well-muscled. The hind legs are typically longer than the forelegs contributing to the Cheetoh cat's distinctive "stalking" walk.


A Cheetoh cat has a long, well-proportioned tail with a rounded tip and a slightly wider base.


The body should be large, muscular, and well proportioned. Female Cheetoh cats generally weigh up to 15 pounds, while male Cheetoh cats tend to weigh up to 23 pounds.


Cheetoh cats have triangular heads that are in proportion to the body.


The ears should be wide at the base with rounded tips.


The Cheetoh cat has a thick, soft, coat with a plush, velvety feel. The coat exhibits spots, rosettes, or a combination of rosettes and spots. It is very short, and is not prone to shedding.


Cheetoh cat colors include black and brown spotted sienna, with variations of sorrel, tawny, golden, and mahogany; black and brown spotted tan, black spotted smoke, black spotted silver, and lynx pointed gold spotted snow.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Cheetoh cat cost?

Cheetoh cats cost between $500-$2,400.

How big do Cheetoh cats get?

Cheetoh cats tend to be large in size. A fully grown Cheetoh cat might weigh between 12-25 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 12"-18" inches tall.

How long do Cheetoh cats live?

The Average lifespan for Cheetoh is 10-15 years.

Do Cheetoh cats shed?

Cheetoh are short-haired cats. Therefore, they do not shed as much as long-haired cat breeds.

11 thoughts on “Cheetoh

    1. Bradley

      IMO, these cats are worth every cent. My buddy was more of a companion than a pet. He’s since passed, but he left behind many fond memories.

  1. Marilyn

    We adore our Cheetoh Cleopatra. She’s friendly, playful (plays fetch! ) And affectionate. Just don’t try to pick her up- ever. She’s very very pointy & It will not end well, lol. (And that’s been true since she was a kitten- she never liked being held, ever. )But if she likes you she’ll come sit on you for pets and love.

  2. Adam Higgins

    We bought two of these from the same litter (brother and sister) born in March 2021 and picked up in June 2021. They are now a year old. They are both beautiful and everyone that comes to our house mentions how exotic they look. They are very friendly even to total strangers. They have tended to be very close to me and not so much to the rest of the family. I would say they are similar in size to regular house cats and not nearly as large as what I read about them. The boy is larger than the girl. They have both been fixed. Despite what I wanted and expected regarding shedding, they shed a lot, just as much as any other cat I have ever had. They seem to require a fairly normal diet of regular cat food. Throughout the year they have both changed a lot as far as personalities with each being much more friendly at given times. The girl was much more friendly as a kitten. The boy is much more friendly at a year old. We have never had litter training issues. The boy is very vocal and talks a lot when he is bored or wants to go outside. It can be very annoying at night and sometimes wakes our kids and often wakes me. They have maybe a little more energy than most cats, but not by much. They don’t really destroy much, but have scratched up the corners of our couch even though we have supplied several scratching posts. We got two to keep each other company and I am not sure how different it would be to have just one. They are good cats, but cleaning the litter is not fun as with any cat and the boy meowing can be annoying. But by far my biggest issue is the shedding which I got them specifically because I read online that they didnt really shed.

  3. Adam Higgins

    Regarding cost, they were listed at $1250 each but since we bought two from the same breeder at the same time we got them both for $2400. We live in Utah and had to go to Idaho to get them.

  4. Adam Higgins

    Our cats also play fetch. They do not tend to like water like others I have read about. They are okay with being picked up and carried for a short amount of time but don’t love it and the longer you hold them, the more they want to get away. For whatever reason our cats refuse to ever bite or scratch humans, which is different from other cats I have had in the past. When pestered by my kids they are flight not fight. Our boy does not digest wet cat food very well and it gives him diarrhea for some reason. I guess this is how their dad was too

    1. Mallory Crusta

      Hi Neil, I haven’t been able to find any breeders in the UK, but you may be able to purchase from a breeder located elsewhere. Here’s a guide to authorized breeders in the United States. You may be able to contact them and get information about breeders closer to you or their ability to transport a cat to you.


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