As one of the world’s oldest domestic cats, this feline is ideal for those wanting an intelligent, affectionate companion.

Breed Overview

As one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats, the Siamese cat breed originated in Thailand, formerly known as Siam. The Siamese were very sacred temple cats and today, they make excellent companions. These very intelligent cats are dependent on their humans are very affectionate. They are very active and playful, are often vocal, and enjoy playing with humans and cat toys. They get along well with children and enjoy the company of other household pets. They are ideal companions for busy and active families, singles with other pets, and experienced cat owners. Grooming is minimal for these shorthaired cats.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Graceful, long, svelte, muscular
Coat: Short, fine-textured, glossy, lying close to body

Breed Traits

Active, Athletic, Vocal,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Siamese:
Less Common Concerns for Siamese:
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