Just about everyone, whether a cat fancier or not has heard and recognizes a Siamese cat. This is partially due to their popularity in the mystery film genre. Many believe it is their curious nature that makes them the perfect choice for a detective's assistant.
Appearance - The distinctive characteristics of a Siamese cat are its long rectangular shaped body, a wedge shaped head, large ears, long and elegantly thin legs, a long graceful tail and brilliant blue, almond shaped eyes. The Siamese breed is a shorthaired cat and is available in several different colors and patterns such as Seal Point, Chocolate Point, Blue Point, or Lilac Point. All other color variations in this breed are considered to be an entirely different breed altogether; the Colorpoint Shorthair Breed.
Behavior and Characteristics - The Siamese breed is a loving, playful, affectionate cat and requires owners who are home more often than not to keep them company. Siamese cats that are bored or lonely tend to find plenty of mischief to get into as well as possibly plotting an escape route to the outside world.
However, if you are a career oriented person and still have your heart set on owning a Siamese, you may want to consider adding a second kitten to the home. This allows your Siamese not to be so lonely as well as having a partner in crime. But don't worry; they will both be ready and waiting to greet their owners at the door when they return home.
This breed of cat is particularly devoted to its family and is more than willing to help with chores, keep you company as you move from room to room or curl up in your lap for a nice relaxing evening. Siamese cats are very outgoing and will meet and greet anyone who comes to the door. Elderly people especially enjoy the loving and affectionate nature of this elegant and beautiful breed. A highly intelligent breed, the Siamese can be taught many tricks such as fetch and coming when their name is called.
However, this breed does have a moody side and sometimes may decide not to deliver a command performance when asked. In keeping with their playful nature, the Siamese breed are also known for making up their own games. Two of their most favorite playtime antics include hide and go seek as well as plotting, planning and carrying out sneak attacks on unsuspecting friends and family members.
If owning a cat that is vocal and affectionate, as well as devoted and entertaining puts a big smile on your face, then the Siamese breed may just be the right breed for you.