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Siamese Cat Breed Information and Photos

Breed Description: The Siamese is a medium-sized cat with a long, elegant and muscular body with a long, thin tail that tapers to a fine point. Their legs are long and slender (longer in the rear than in front) and end with small, oval paws. The Siamese head is wedge-shaped and forms an almost equilateral triangle with its large, diagonally set ears.
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Their eyes are almond shaped, and they have a long nose and a very fine coat that feels silky to the touch. They have an overall appearance that is extremely elegant sculpted and refined. Even people who know nothing about cats can usually recognize the Siamese breed.

History & Origin: No one knows their exact origin, but its known that the Siamese came from somewhere in the Far East. These cats were known of in Thailand, formerly Siam, as early as the 14 century and became introduced to the rest of the world through Siam's royal family.

Character & Temperament: The Siamese has the strongest-willed personality in the cat world and are often called the dogs of the cat world. If they are displeased about something, they will not only tell you, they are likely to follow you into the next room just to argue their point. Then they will continue to argue with you even after you have left the room. This breed gets along well with other animals and loves to be stroked and petted. They are extremely vocal, and queens in heat are likely to be heard for several houses down the block. Siamese are always lively and amusing and can be arrogant and moody. They are highly intelligent and love to take their people for walks on a lead.

Color: Colors are restricted to points: mask, ear, tail and feet. Point colors include seal, chocolate, blue or lilac. Eyes are always a vivid blue. Siamese cats with other colored points are not recognized as Siamese by the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA), but are called by other names, e.g. Colorpoint Shorthair. Europe and Great Britain recognize other colors.

Coat Type: This breed's coat is very short, fine-textured and silky to the touch.

Color: The Siamese coat has little or no undercoat and tends to stay very clean. The coat is easy to maintain with occasional grooming and stroking. When the cat is shedding, a rubber mitt or brush can be used to help gently remove excess hair. Claws should be trimmed and ears cleaned only when necessary.

Health Considerations: Susceptible to upper respiratory diseases as kittens; more sensitive to anesthesia and vaccines; some lines prone to cardiomyopathy.

Trivia: The male Siamese tends to spray less than other breeds, but females often spray when in season.

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Some friends of ours asked if we would like some Siamese kittens and I said I'd have to ask my husband since he's not really a cat person, but he agreed to go look at them. There were two available; a brother and sister. He held the little boy and fell in love! He is the one who picked Coco!

Coco (Siamese Shorthair) - seal point Siamese cat

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August 21, 2009

Luke is around 7 years old. She is a part Siamese domestic short-haired cat. My ex-husband's ex-girlfriend lived on a farm, and Luke was originally a farm cat.

Luke (Siamese Mix)

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This beautiful boy is Frank. He lives in the cat's shelter near where I live, but he's soon off to a new home. I was there with a friend who was looking to adopt a cat. I would have taken Frank in a heartbeat.

Closeup of Frank the Siamese Cat on Wood Table

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September 21, 2015

I adopted him from a shelter 2 days ago. He likes to play fight with anything or anyone in sight.

seal point

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This Siamese suddenly showed up one day on our patio. What a beautiful animal. He was a new resident at our neighbors, and became a frequent visitor and loved to take his afternoon nap on our patio carpet.

Siamese Cat

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My mom got Karma from Purr-Angels in 2010 when I moved back home during a stressful time in my life. Karma was for my stress relief. My mom passed away in Feb. 2013, Karma is more special to me now than ever. She is my heart and soul and a constant reminder that my mom's love is always with me.

cat on couch by window

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Sheikha is one year and three months old. She is a Traditional Siamese Seal-Point cat. We got her from a breeder in April of this year. She was timid at first but now she is very lively. Her favorite thing to do is cuddle.

Cat wearing collar.

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Baby is 8 years old and a Siamese. We found Baby as a kitten in a dumpster at the apartment complex we lived in. She was so tiny and frail.

Baby (Siamese)

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June 1, 2010

Zoe is a 4 month old half Bengal and half Siamese. My husband's niece bought Zoe at a pet shop for her little girl. She discovered her daughter was allergic to her, so she asked me if I wanted her. Of course, I said yes.

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Moki and Simba are 4 years old Siamese cats. We bought them as kittens, They like to sleep and play "catch the moving fingers under the bed covers."

2 Siamese cats watching bird cage

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Sarabi (Siamese Cat). Sarabi (Sarabi G, Squeakers, Fat Cat with the Little Head) is a Chocolate Point Siamese and is 1 yr. 3 months old. Her "sister" Nala was already named when we adopted her, so we kept with the Lion King theme.

Sarabi (Siamese Cat)

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August 7, 2006

Samson is a 4 year old Siamese cat. My eldest daughter found him at her high school, hungry, in need of a lot of attention and very affectionate. He loves to roll around in the dirt.

Sammy

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Crede is a 2 1/2 year old White Siamese. We rescued him from the animal shelter. We were just drawn to him, and he to us.

Crede (White Siamese)

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