The breed profile on the Cat Fanciers' Association website is a good place to find basic information about the Siamese. Another good source is Vetstreet's breed profile, which includes an overview and outlines of the breed's history, personality, health concerns and grooming needs.
Siamese cats are one of the oldest and most recognizable cat breeds. All Siamese have blue eyes and coats that are much darker on the paws, ears, facial mask and tail than on the body. The show type has an elongated, tubular build and a wedge-shaped head, while the traditional type has a rounder head and less exaggerated body build. Siamese are active, curious, vocal and highly social.