Siamese cats are perhaps one of the world’s most famous feline breed, recognized by many people simply for their beautiful long black fur and distinctive blue eyes. For decades, Siamese were used as a laboratory rat for genetic research. Their long lithe physique made them ideal for studying the behavior and intelligence of these unique cats. In fact, they were once used by medical researchers to study mental retardation in humans. However, this stunning cat is now recognized as a worldwide classic pet.
There are two major varieties of this beautiful cat breed. The first is the standard Siamese and the second is the long haired Siamese cat. Both varieties share similar features, including the distinctive blue eye color, but they differ in body structure and size. Some physical differences also exist, including the fact that the slender, long hairs of the standard breed make it much more difficult to clip and keep groomed. Long haired Siamese tends to be less wrinkled than their short haired counterparts.
The standard Siamese cat was first bred in the early part of the 1930s in the United Kingdom. Since then, there have been several proposals to breed other popular breeds, including British Short hair, Birman breed cats and the American Short hair. All these breeds have succeeded in gaining widespread popularity among cat owners throughout the world.
Because of their affinities for humans, Siamese cats have become somewhat prized as house pets. They are known to be affectionate and loyal toward their human companions. However, they can also be aggressive toward other pets and animals, as well as adults. If you are considering adopting a Siamese cat, you should know that the breed does not accept abandoned pups and will do its best to put down any pups that are found.
The distinctive features of Siamese cats include their almond-shaped eyes, blue eyes with green pupils, short blunt ears and short dark fur. Their coat is silky and dark with blue eyes, and dark fur with varying colors of spots within it. The color of their ears is usually black with a slight tint of blue in it, and they usually have one ear ring, or a single one. Their teeth are distinct, and they do not have any ragged teeth. They also have slightly raised lips.
The original breed was introduced into Thailand in the early nineteen-hundreds by a man called Jonkers, who had been traveling around Thailand. He had been looking for a good cat to take home to his family. He received a pair of these beautiful Siamese cats as a gift and was so impressed with them that he began to breed his own kittens. The first of his line was very tame and gentle, but due to the popularity of this cat breed in Thailand it soon outgrew its breeder’s ability to breed them properly and began to take over his entire litter.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) currently classifies the Siamese cat as “coats that fall into four categories namely Solid, Short-haired, Longhaired, and Light-colored”. This classification is somewhat confusing, and some think that there might actually be more breeds than just four. There is, however, one recognized breed recognized by the AKC, and this is the long-haired Siamese cat. The coat of this cat is silky and curly with a double-layered coat, and it has a “clicking” sound when it is barking.
Another confusing factor is that the long-haired and theonghaired Siamese cat are both listed as solid colored although they look very different in terms of color. There are also sub-breeds in the longhaired category such as the long haired Siamese cat. The long haired Siamese belongs to the solid colored category while the short haired Siamese belongs to the mix category. There are other known Siamese breeds, but their exact nature is still unknown.