Breed Profile

Siamese

Siamese
This stunning creature is probably the best known of all pedigree breeds of cat and its deep, blue eyes are certainly a stand-out feature of this intelligent animal. It was known for hundreds of years in its own country as the "Royal Cat of Siam".

Although there have been many theories about the origin of the Siamese, there are many breeders today who acknowledge that it came from the ancient Siamese city of Ayudha which was founded in 1350. It was the capital until fire destroyed the city during the Burmese invasion in 1767.

The original cats lived in temples where they were closely guarded to keep the breed pure, and ownership was also restricted to members of the Royal family. The cats were also thought to have "special powers". These stunning cats first appeared in Australia in the 1890s, and today it is one of the most popular pedigree breeds.

Today's Siamese cat is totally different from the Siamese cats of years ago - today the breed is long and slender with a long head and rather large ears. It has a short and close-lying coat with dark points restricted to the face, ears, tail, legs and feet.

It wears a coat of cream, lilac, caramel, cinnamon, fawn, and apricot.

Alhough this highly intelligent cat does enjoy the company of people and makes an excellent pet, those who own one will soon tell you that when this stunning animal wants something - it wants it now!

If you are prepared to be responsive to its needs the Siamese will be one of the most affectionate cats you could ever hope to squat on your lap … and squat on your lap it will at the slightest opportunity


Recommended Breeders




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Jocene Vallack Alchemy VIC Contact
Merle Frame Tomelima VIC Contact
Valda McDermott Jingili NSW Contact
Corrine and Ray Nunn Cozdobe NSW Contact
Donna Fergusson Berly SA Contact
Lesley Freeman Eldorato VIC Contact
Penny Richardson Trilian NSW Contact
Samantha Roulstone Oricats VIC Contact
Sue Morton Susaramo SA Contact
Belinda Marshall Coslinkar NSW Contact
Gail Rynkicwicz gymtal QLD Contact
Kay Haby Yarriamba VIC Contact
Christine and Peter Gunczy Christernee NSW Contact
Judy Docksey Beauideal/Hilaire NSW Contact
Fred and Maureen Camarsh Fretomau NSW Contact
Valerie Harvey Meisha QLD Contact
Adam Woodward Damo QLD Contact
Neita Pratt Carnaby VIC Contact
Anne Christie Xarifa SA Contact
Sheryl Hay Tiffyan TAS Contact
Peta Hansen Mingyang NSW Contact
Anne Fanning Robseane SA Contact
Margaret Osler Syreks VIC Contact
Melissa Bussenschutt Singsarra SA Contact
Christina Livingstone Lushbaby SA Contact
Katrina Hillier Haiziedayz VIC Contact
Emma Vernon Cynosure TAS Contact
Manuela Muzi Thaisymphony NSW Contact
Graham Cruse Monterrez NSW Contact
diane vassallo diezalee NSW Contact
Margaret Baxter PUNCHIE NSW Contact
Jocene Vallack Alchemy QLD Contact
Bettina Aldred-Sutherland Dakini NSW Contact
Linda Jewkes Franklin Park NSW Contact
Belinda Fallon Amorette NSW Contact
Cindy Hrabar Cosmicpaws VIC Contact
Sue Morey kruizin cattery NSW Contact
HEATHER REDMOND HARZAKI VIC Contact
sharon lacey Anishinabe VIC Contact
Jane Van Dyk Arsenios VIC Contact
Elizabeth Angus silmarwen VIC Contact
Chris Nimmervoll Xianmi VIC Contact
Elizabeth Angus Silmarwen VIC Contact
Adam Woodward Damo QLD Contact
nerida Clarke KTIN NSW Contact
Eileen Bathgate Jindo VIC Contact
Tamara Parkin Bungyparks NSW Contact
Sandra Sweetman Shiloh NSW Contact
nerida clarke kten NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.


 

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