History Of Siamese Cats

Standard And History Of Siamese Cats

Siamese cats are one of the most recognizable cats in the world. They are also very popular pets and are believed to be an old breed coming from Asia. The history of Siamese cats is not as clear as we would like it to be but there are some fragments of it in the annals of time.

The history of Siamese cats is based in Thailand, which was formerly known as Siam. It is believed that these cats were native to the area and a breeding pair was brought from Siam to the United Kingdom in the year 1884 as a gift. This is as far as the history of Siamese cats goes, although there are some manuscripts in Russia that illustrate cats with similar traits as the Siamese.

In the history of Siamese cats, many legends abound as to why the original cats had a kink in its tail. Today, not all Siamese cats have this distinctive kink and it is even discouraged in shows. There are now two variations of the Siamese cats, the traditional cat and the modern cat. The difference between the two is that the modern cats are more svelte than the traditional cats and sport longer, thinner bodies and legs.

History of Siamese Cats

History of Siamese Cats
History of Siamese Cats

Breed Standard

The traditional Siamese cats have long gone from the show ring so it is usually the modern versions that continually show up in shows. In spite of this, many traditional Siamese cat breeders would like the old style cats to return to the ring. The standards for modern Siamese cats are that the base color of the coat is usually a creamy color with darker points in the snout, all four paws, points of the tail and ears and in males cats the scrota. In the history of Siamese cats, the cats have always had their darker fur in these areas.

Almost all Siamese cats accepted for shows and as registered members of The International Cat Association have blue eyes, which are almond shaped. Their coats are flat and lie close to the skin. The history of Siamese cats has also shown that the original cats might have a strong tendency to be cross-eyed and have a kink n their tails. These traits were eradicated in the pursuit of a perfect Siamese cat breed.

The breed is known to be highly intelligent and very affectionate with people. They tend to bond well with humans and are very loyal to their owners. This cat breed is seldom active at night and can be quite vocal with it needs and desires.

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Comments 4 comments

RUTHIE17 8 years ago

Boy, you described the breed to a T!  The Siamese is my favorite cat.  I've had 2 now--a male, Boy Chang, who was gentle, loving and talked all the time.  He would meet us at the door when we came home and I swear he said "Hello".  We had him with us until he passed in his sleep at the age of 15.

My second Siamese is a Munchkin.  His name is Baby.  He's gentle and loving with the family but I'm his Mama.  He doesn't tolerate strangers in the house like our first cat (usually hides until they're gone) but he does growl loudly whenever anyone knocks or rings the doorbell.

I find it amazing that each and every cat has its own personality and quirks. They are, indeed, little kids with fur coats!


emily 6 years ago

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Jude 6 years ago

I have recently bought a siamese manx kitten he has been so much fun. He is very loving and likes most everyone I hope he continues to be this good natured. I had a siamese several years ago but didn't keep him very long before I gave him away because he was mean.


Sophia Harris 5 years ago

You are right on the money here.

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