Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Siamese Cat

Information and Pictures

Bandit and Moses the Siamese cats are cuddled together on a blue blanket in front of a window on a bed

Bandit is the darker faced Siamese (seal point) and Moses is the lighter faced Siamese (blue point).

Description

The Siamese cat is graceful, long, muscular and svelte. It has a long, pointed, tapered, thin tail. The paws are dainty, oval and small. The head is triangular in shape. The ears are very large in size with a pointed, wide-based shape. The eyes are medium in size, blue and almond shaped. The nose is long with no break, straight, fine and medium in size. The chin is wedge shaped.

Coat

The coat is short, fine, glossy and lies close to the body.

Colors and Patterns

The coat colors are seal point, chocolate point, blue point and lilac point. The eyes are deep and vivid blue.

Temperament

This svelte, elongated but muscular cat is adventurous, playful, nosy and vocal. They are leash adaptable. Courageous, jealous and lively.

Height, Weight

Male 9-14 pounds (4-6.5 kg), Female 6-10 pounds (2.7-4.8 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

The Siamese need outdoor space to roam, such as a terrace or yard.

Grooming

No daily grooming, generally hypoallergenic.

Origin

Siam (Thailand). This breed of cat is known as the royal cat of Siam and the ultimate in feline beauty. 

Outcross Breeds

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Recognition

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bandit and Moses the Siamese Cats are laying head to head on the back of a flowered couch.

Bandit is the darker faced Siamese (seal point) and Moses is the lighter faced Siamese (blue point).

Sid the Siamese Cat is laying on a yellow pin stripe couch and looking directly at the camera holder

Blue-point Siamese named Sid.

Sid the Siamese Cat is sitting on a CRT monitor next to a lamp at a desk and looking directly at the camera holder

Blue-point Siamese named Sid.

Luigi the Siamese Cat is sitting in a corner next to a dresser and looking down

Luigi the Siamese cat

Luigi the Siamese Cat is standing in front of a dresser and eating out of a white Tupperware food bowl

Luigi, a Siamese cat eating his dinner.

Jean' Claude the Siamese Cat is sitting on a blanket

Jean' Claude, a blue-point Siamese