The Siamese cat- breed under the magnifying glass

The Siamese is an Oriental breed. Many of the breeds known today come from Siamese, the oldest of all Oriental breeds. Today I will present The Siamese cat- breed under the magnifying glass. The Oriental breeds today constitute a separate family. Consisting of Siamese, Oriental, Balinese, and Javanese.

The standard for these breeds is the same. The behavior is similar. Different colors and fur length. Siamese and Oriental have short fur. Balinese and Javanese have semi-long fur. Siamese and Balinese have blue eyes and pointed fur (colored peripheral areas darker than the rest of the body). Oriental and Javanese have uniformly colored fur. They have either the fur in one color or the tabby drawing. There is also a variety,

White Siamese (with blue eyes and short fur). In some organizations, this called Foreign White and considered a separate breed. So let’s see The Siamese cat- breed under the magnifying glass.

History

It assumed that the first Siamese cats raised by Buddhist monks. They meant to guard the riches of the temples. Later they came to the court of the kings of Siam (Thailand formerly called Siam).

Thus, they became the “members” of the royal aristocratic royal-cat families. The oldest written sources date from the 13th century. Popular faith believes that the soul of the deceased king passes into his Siamese. This fact can see very often in the works of art of those times.

The cat represented occupying the privileged place near the throne or even in the king’s lap.In Thailand, it valued and respected. Receiving the gift of a Siamese means having honor. The theft of a Siamese was always punished with death.

The Siamese brought to Europe at the end of the 19th century. In America, it reached the beginning of the 20th century.

Currently, the true lovers of this breed have started to grow Siamese in a planned. Responsible and much more careful way. The problems resulting from the chaotic growth eliminated by selection. Modern Siamese is a devoted breed, with stable qualities and a wonderful temperament.

Unfortunately, some still consider these cats to be aggressive and attack people.

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Health

The eccentric form of the modern Siamese may seem exaggerated. Some people think that this negatively affects the health of the animal. It must said, that the breed has undergone a long evolutionary process. The selection made from all points of view, not only about the physical aspect.

In many other breeds, standardization has achieved faster. Many believe that the old Siamese were healthier and living longer. Yet, they had defects such as a broken tail or eyes crossed. This is extremely rare Siamese today.

Appearance

When we talk about Siamese, the thought leads us to elegant, pointy cats. Siamese nicknamed the Cat Princess, for very clear and justified reasons. There is something special about this cat. The expressive and mysterious blue of the eyes and the delicacy of the fur on the slender. Muscular body contribute to the aristocratic expression.

The tail is thin and long, like a whip. The legs are long, tall and thin, with small, oval legs. The head is long, triangular, with a straight profile and a well-aligned beard. The ears are large and accentuated. The eyes of a deep blue, almond, are another wonderful feature, out of the ordinary, of the head. The eyes will conquer you if you resist the other qualities. Looking expresses intelligence and a strong emotional charge. Once found only in rich houses, today you can find it everywhere in the world. Siamese will always show a proud and noble attitude, characteristic of a princess.

Behavior

We have all heard different stories about “Bad, jealous, possessive Siamese…”.Any cat behaves this way if it was not born into a loving family if it treated badly. Or if she removed from her brother and her mother at an early age (less than four to five months). These things must avoided!

One such cat is less likely to evolve as a balanced and emotionally stable being. If we opt for a Siamese, we must be aware that we will have a new family member. A being with full rights, with brilliant intelligence and pronounced personality. Not just a pet. This ancient breed, perhaps the oldest, is capable of communicating like no other breed. She is famous for this feature. It manages to understand both by the inflections of the voice and by the suggestive movements of the body. Siamese behaves as if they were children: they love to held in the arms, on the knees, in the lap, on the shoulder.

She loves handled all the time. They will easily take their place in your heart. Siamese considered the most intelligent feline breed. It can be easily learned to stay calm or to bring the toy that thrown at him. If you bring a Siamese into the house where another cat already exists, she will have much to learn from Siamese

It is extremely agile and endlessly curious. She loves to learn how to open doors or drawers. There is no breed more active than Siamese. It always has to do “a project”. It unprepared and full of funny games. Normally it becomes calmer as she gets older.

Siamese

is talkative cats that enjoy themselves when they spoken to. They always respond with a characteristic voice. They are very sociable and always look for the company. Siamese could be jealous of other animals or humans if she needs attention. You will always want to be part of her life, regardless of place or time. If this is not possible, she will immediately express his protest with her special voice. If you have more cats, you have to provide them with enough tutorial space and everything will be perfect. Siamese is adorable and loving, incredibly affectionate. It can even become possessive.

A Siamese in the house will bring wonderful moments. Unforgettable, with laughter and joy. It will drive away from the monotony, it will be full of affection and curiosity, turning into your shadow.

Standard

The first standard for Siamese appeared in 1892. After the formation of the first “Siamese Cat Club”, the standard modified several times. Different clubs and associations later created their standard for the breed. Which differs in some respects. At present, the standard for all Oriental breeds has become a common one.

The head- sharpened. The profile is long. The two lines, almost straight, start from the top of the muzzle. The one above is slightly convex. There is no stop. The skull is flat. The muzzle and chin are well aligned.

The ears-are large and wide at the base. Located below, it retains the triangular shape of the head. The ears placed too high on the head considered defective.

The eyes- are almond-shaped, of medium size. Their location is in the “oriental” position. The tip of the nose, the inner and outer corner of the eye, and the center of the base of the ears are on the same straight line. It is not allowed that the space between the eyes is smaller than the width of an eye. The color is intense blue.

The neck- is long, elegant.

The body- has an elongated, tubular shape. The width of the shoulders is equal to that of the thighs. The size is average.

The bones- are fine, with very firm muscles, well-defined.

The tail- is thin and long, in the form of a whip.

The legs- are long, the back slightly longer than the front. It has fine bones, well proportioned. The muscles are firm. The paws are small, oval.

The fur- has a fine, silky and shiny texture. The hair is lying down and no fluff. It is very short.

Okay, this standard is for competitions. But not all Siamese owners present them in contests. They can have small flaws, maybe unseen by someone who does not have the capacity as a referee lol.

Conclusions

If you want to adopt a Siamese cat you will have both an ideal companion and a new family member with equal rights.It unprepared and full of funny games .

Siamese is talkative cats that enjoy themselves when they spoken. They always respond with a characteristic voice. They are very sociable and always look for the company.

Siamese could be jealous of other animals or humans if she needs attention. You will always want to be part of your life, regardless of place or time. If this is not possible, he will immediately express his protest with her special voice.

If you have more cats, you need to provide them with enough tutorial space and everything will be perfect. Siamese is adorable and loving, affectionate. She can even become possessive. A Siamese in the house will bring wonderful moments, unforgettable. With laughter and joy. It will drive away from the monotony, it will be full of affection and curiosity, turning into your shadow.

 

I’m a big cat loving, since the young baby.   My mother was great loving cats, grandmother as well.   My daughter is coming to the end. My daughter loves cats so much that she makes a second faculty: veterinary medicine.   Four generations, what do you think?

You can now learn to communicate directly with your cat.

 

I would be glad if you had time to leave a comment on the subject. Or you may want to share with us your experience.

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20 Replies to “The Siamese cat- breed under the magnifying glass”

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed your article on Siamese cats.  My daughter adopted a kitten several years ago.  It is a delight.  Until I read your article, I did not know about the history or development of the breed.  “Indy” is playful, vocal and affectionate.  She certainly set the tone of a relationship at any given time, but likes to spend time with her family.  We did not want to cause Indy concern by taking our small dog to her home when necessary.  She was cautious, but curious as was our dog.  I would not say that Indy and our dog are not friends, but they sort of greet each other and then tolerate having each other in the same house with the same people.  Indy is smart, demonstrative, demanding and affectionate.  Your article is right on.  We are discuss adopting a siamese cat.  Thanks for the article

  2. Hi Carmen

    You are now talking about my favourite cat. I love Siamese cats. The way they look, the blue eyes, the way they behave and most of all the friendship and companionship they give. My uncle had one and when old bluey as I like to call him , did not mind being picked up and stroked. This is provided he got a treat afterwards. I found reading about the history of the cat, and all about how to look after them to be very informative and interesting. I still find it amazing how different cats have different needs and wants. 

    Thank you for an interesting article to which I will be constantly referring to.

    Antonio

    1. Hi Antonio

      Thank you for your comment. Indeed, cats are very different if you really know them. And they have different needs. Their behavior differs from one to the other. But they all have something in common: they are fascinating and mysterious.

  3. Hi Carmen,

    Very in dpeth article about The Siamese cat breed. I had no idea that all those different cat breeds branched off from the original Siamese brand. They have a really interesting history & legend, we’re looking for a new family cat, I think Siamese cats are beautiful but a bit worried about the kids, to your knowledge what are they like with youngish children (8 * 10)

    1. Hi Nate

      Thank you for your comment. Children are not even small. Siamese, needing all the time attention and company, they are perfect for children. And for children, the presence of an animal in the house helps them to develop harmoniously, balanced and responsible.

  4. Informative article on Siamese cats. Interesting to know traits that are peculiar to this breed of cats.  It’s uncanny that ALL of them have the same color eyes! Until I read it here, I didn’t realize that Siamese cats can be prone to depression if subjected to prolonged periods of loneliness. I look forward to reading more educational posts from you. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you so much for the awesome post!  I love Siamese cats!  For the longest time I wanted one, and finally my wife and me were able to find one around where we lived!  She is a very sociable cat, and a bit mischievous, but that is why I wanted one to begin with, because I like that about them.  I will agree with you, though, if a person is considering a Siamese cat, they need to be prepared to have a cat that will want attention, and that’s not a bad thing in my opinion!

    1. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad to find out you have a Siamese cat. Although I really like it, I was not lucky. Indeed, whoever adopts a Siamese must be prepared to grant it from his time. But he will be rewarded.

  6. Hello. What a great site you have here. I am a cat lover but not even me can be so passionate about these unique species. Before now I would notice the siamese breed for its unique properties, but not as in depth as this. Traces down from its history ranks it amongst the special breed of cats. But I would like to know if there has been mixed breeds from this particular breed. I mean cross breeding? 

    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, there were mixed breeds in the past, when they were breeding uncontrolled. For this reason they had different defects. But as I wrote in the article, currently, the true lovers of this breed have started to grow Siamese in a planned. Responsible and much more careful way. The problems resulting from the chaotic growth eliminated by selection.

  7. Hello Carmen,

    Thanks for going in details for everything. Siamese cat are good. I am a cat lover but from your post I found very useful info regarding Siamese cats. We will plan to buy one. I have little baby now. After 3-4 we will to have a Siamese cat. Any other things I need to find good one.

    1. Thank you for your comment. It doesn’t matter that you have a small child. A cat in the house will help you grow harmoniously, balanced and responsible. In addition, a Siamese is the joy of the house. So hurry up to get a cat if you still intend to.

  8. Hi great website I really love the siamese cats their blue eyes are amazing. Never knew that there were two types before. Just had a quick question for you we were going to buy one as a family pet do you know if would get on ok with a small dog as we have a pug thats around four years old.

  9. Thr title “The Siamese Cat-Breed Unser The Magnifying Glass” is very in conformity with the content.  You have provided detailed information of this cat-breed, including the history, sources, health, outlook and character.  I haven’t reared Siamese before.  Your informative content educates me what should be noticed if I opt to keep this cat-breed.  Your effort in this article is much appreciated.

  10. Hello Carmen!

    An educative and interesting article about a very loved and widely-known breed of cats! Many beautiful kittens (be it in households or on the streets) belong to the Siamese breed [we can’t call it “race” as we do with human skin colors :)]. Anyways, Siamese cats & kitties have their own breed divisions, like Seal-Point, Blue-Point, Chocolate-Point, Lilac Point…

    I remember that 15 years ago, my mother (also a great cat lover, I know she had up to 12 ) had a Siamese cat in her house, and this cat had a twin sister that lived somewhere else!

    By the way, I also saw your article about the black Negrutzu! Is it the Romanian Negruțu? I am a Romanian :).

    Kind regards,

    Peter

    1. Hi Peter

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, Negrutzu is … Romanian. Like me by the way. Siamese cats are born white. Gradually, it is colored: face, ears, feet and tail. The rest of the body remains light in color. The color of the “point” varies from light shades to almost black. From here we have the division on the types you described. Rare varieties are Red-point and Cream-point.

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