The Siamese is a long, elegant cat. The body, neck, legs and tail are long. The breed is medium sized but nicely muscled. The Siamese is a cat of extremes.
The binomial name for a Siamese cat is Felis catus. This name specifically refers to domestic cats -- no other cats are included in this classification. The Siamese cat can be further designated as Felis catus siamensis or F. catus siamensis. The term “siamensis” designates the Siamese cat as belonging to its own subspecies.
The Siamese itself is a natural breed, meaning its original pointed pattern was the result of a genetic mutation. The breed has contributed to the creation of many other breeds, including the Balinese, Oriental, the Himalayan division of the Persian, the Tonkinese and the Havana Brown. The Siamese is recognized by all cat associations.Adenocarcinoma (small intestine): Breed associated risk was reported to be eight times that for other cat breeds. In a population where 7.8% of cats in the group were of Siamese breed, 71% of the cases were diagnosed in Siamese cats.36 In 100 previously published cases 42% were Siamese breed.Classic Siamese are still more athletic with a lighter, more elongated bodies and tails. Heads are also more elongated with larger ears that sit higher, and there is almost no nose dip. However, these cats are not extreme in any way.
It’s believed that they have a higher mortality rate because, as with other pure breeds, the Siamese have some genetic predispositions. For example, the Siamese are at higher risk of gastrointestinal problems, lung infections, feline OCD, vestibular disease and Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome.Read More
She would later co-found the Siamese Cat Club nearly 20 years later. The Siamese has since achieved recognition from various cat breed organisations and grew in popularity. A natural breed, it later became a parent breed to other feline breeds, such as the Balinese, Tonkinese, Oriental, and the Havana Brown.Read More
The Siamese is a regal-looking Oriental breed, with its distinctive colour contrast and almond-shaped deep blue eyes. The highly intelligent Siamese relishes attention and company and is often better kept in pairs to avoid loneliness. An active and very vocal cat, if you upset one, it will certainly let you know.Read More
Siamese Cat Breed Profile The Siamese breed profile covers general breed description and then dives a little deeper into each of the individual colours(.) Read More.Read More
Old Fashioned Siamese cat breed health and grooming As Old Style Siamese breeders tend not to show their cats, many focus on health, genetic diversity, and a moderate build. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) can affect both modern and Old Style Siamese, but responsible breeders test their cats for the disease to make sure they are PRA negative.Read More
The breed standard of the modern Siamese calls for an elongated, tubular, and muscular body and a triangular head, forming a perfect triangle from the tip of the nose to each tip of the ear. The.Read More
About The Breed Personality. Contrary to the way Siamese have been portrayed in the media (poor temperaments and mean), Siamese cats are actually loving, intelligent and extremely loyal animals, that bond very strongly to their humans.Read More
All Siamese used to be cross-eyed. Crossed eyes are natural to the breed; because of a genetic flaw in their eye structure, traditional Siamese cats basically had to cross their eyes to see straight. These days, selective breeding means that most of the Siamese cats you’ll come across won’t be cross-eyed.Read More
I see the Wedgehead Siamese cats as exquisite and elegant. I see the Applehead Siamese (Traditional Siamese) as adorable and beautiful. Basically it is what you prefer. Both types of Siamese cats have exotic coloring and energetic personalities. Siamese Cat Colors. All Siamese cat breeds have a creamy coat with colored points.Read More
So Striking! The Siamese cat is iconic, with loveable traits like: May meow to communicate with you Energetic and playful A good companion and pet Good with children and other pets Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks She'll make sure to grab your attention in certain ways: Very talkative, has an opinion about everything May want to constantly be.Read More