Siamese cats are lively and active, intelligent, quick in action, elegant in temperament and extraordinary in appearance. Siamese cat is one of the earliest recognized Oriental short haired cats.
Siamese cat, also known as Thai cat, was first raised in Thailand’s royal family and temples. It was once a palace “secret treasure” rarely known to the outside world. Siamese cats are streamlined and slender, with slender limbs, trunk, neck and tail and balanced proportion. The head is slender and wedge-shaped, the eyes are blue and almond shaped, the ears are large and upright, and the bridge of nose is high and straight. The coat is short and thin, clinging to the skin and glossy. Siamese cats are lively and active, intelligent, quick in action, elegant in temperament and extraordinary in appearance. At present, Siamese cat is the most popular representative of purebred short haired cat.
Siamese cat originated from Thailand and has a long history of more than 200 years. In 1884, the British Consul in Bangkok brought one of the gifts, the Siamese cat with seal stain, back to England. In 1999, the cat made its appearance at the Crystal Palace cat show outside London, making it famous for its extraordinary sensation. It entered the United States in 1920 and then spread to all parts of the world, which soon attracted wide attention.
Siamese cat body hair is uniform and monochromatic, but seal color spots are allowed. There is a little shadow on the blue spots. The body hair color should be obviously contrasted with the spot color. He is intelligent, active, quick, curious and affectionate. The mood changes greatly, sometimes quiet, sometimes impatient, sometimes modest, sometimes arrogant. He likes freedom and his master is elegant.
Siamese cat head is slender and wedge-shaped. The skull is flat and straight from the top of the head to the tip of the nose when viewed from the side. The face is sharp and V-shaped, and the muzzle is sharp, forming a V-shape from the tip of the muzzle to the tip of the ear. The bridge of the nose is high and straight. It is an equilateral triangle from the nose to the ear tip. The cheek is thin and the teeth are scissors bite. The ears are large, with a broad base and sharp, erect ears. Eyes: moderate in size, almond shaped, dark blue or strong green. The elongated line from the inner corner of the eye to the tip of the eye forms a V shape with the tip of the ear. The heel is slightly convex. It is medium-sized and slender, with typical oriental slim body shape. It has fine bones and strong muscles. Long neck, long body and slender tail. It is cylindrical from shoulder to hip. The abdomen is compact but not retracted. The buttocks are strong and shoulder width. The limbs are slender and in harmony with the body shape. The forelegs are shorter than the hind legs. Toe to small and oval for the top grade. The tail is long and thin, and the tip of the tail is slightly curly. The length is equal to the hind limbs. The coat is very short, thin and adheres to the body surface. The hair is smooth and glossy. Body hair is uniform and monochromatic, but seal colored spots are allowed. There is a small amount of shadow on the blue spot, and the body hair color should be obviously contrasted with the spot color. All the characteristic spots (nose, limbs, ears, tail) are the same color, and there should be no cross, mixed hair color and white in the spots. The spot color of the characteristic part should be the following four kinds: Seal color spot: the body is beige color. The face, ears, legs, feet and tail are all seal colors. Blue spot: the body is beige. The face, ears, legs, feet and tail are blue gray. Chocolate spots: Ivory body. The face, ears, legs, feet and tail are chocolate colored. Lilac spots (LILAC spots): white and pinkish gray on the body. The face, ears, legs, feet and tail are lavender.
Avoid selection: the body shape outside the Oriental type, lilac color spot, chocolate spot has shadow color. Loose and soft constitution, sunken eyes or strabismus, improper color of nose and foot, and inconsistent color of spots are the disadvantages. Spot part has white spot, eye color other than blue and light green, tail abnormal twist, no spot for the goods.