All About Siamese Cats

 

Siamese cats are often described as dog-like, and we have found over and over again that this is an apt description. They are athletic, energetic and a true joy to have in your home. They will surprise and delight you every chance they get. But be careful! They are easily offended and may ignore you for days at the slightest insult, one which you may not even remember making until your cat won’t even look at you. When they do forgive you (which they always do), they are amazing lapcats, who crave attention from their human slaves. Not only do they crave it, they will demand it – quite vocally.

Nothing is simple when it comes to Siamese cats. As one of the oldest official cat breeds, Siamese cats have changed a lot over the decades. These changes have resulted in Siamese cats being classified into three distinct types - Traditional (Applehead), Classic (Old-Style) - also known as Thai, and Modern (Wedgehead) - all with different physical characteristics. They are also called different things by various cat associations. It can be difficult to figure out which is which.

Which type of Siamese cat has captured your heart?

The most distinct feature of Siamese cats is their pointed coat, which comes in nearly 20 different colours. We specialize in the original four colours only. Click the button below for more information about the colour standards of the Seal Point, Chocolate Point, Blue Point and Lilac Point. We also attempt to clarify the misconceptions between the Seal and Chocolate Points, and make it known how often this mistake happens.  We have photos of each colour during kittenhood and adulthood.

As a natural breed, Siamese cats have contributed to the development of many other breeds. If you click the button below, you will find a brief overview of many different breeds that are closely related to the Siamese. These include Orientals, Balinese, Himalayans, Tonkinese and many more.

The Siamese breed has captivated cat lovers since they were first imported from Thailand in 1878. Due to their striking, pointed coat, they are one of the world’s most easily recognized breeds. Even if you know of no other cat breeds, you’ve probably heard of the Siamese (and most likely the Persians too).

Click the button below for a brief history of how the Siamese cat came to be so popular.

It’s unbelievable how often we tell others we breed Siamese cats, only to hear the reply: “But, they’re so mean!” It’s infuriating.  Siamese cats are far from mean. They are some of the most affectionate, loving companions we have ever had the pleasure to meet. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to be surrounded by these amazing cats, day in and day out. Our lives would not be the same without a Siamese cat (or three, or four) in our home.