Siamese cats are known for their streamlined, slender bodies, large ears and striking blue eyes. The coat of the Siamese cat is very fine and has four main colors: chocolate, lilac, blue and seal. Another identifying feature of this breed is its darkened extremities, which strongly contrast with the typically light-colored main body.
Siamese cats are very vocal animals and require a significant amount of attention, especially for cats. Although it may seem to be a demanding animal, the Siamese cat is known to form a strong, loving bond with its master over time. This breed is not recommended for owners who are frequently absent from the home for extended periods, as it is prone to bouts of loneliness.
The history of this cat is traced back to Thailand, formerly known as Siam. The Siamese cat's regal appearance made it popular with royalty, which then extended into other parts of the culture. It was believed that the soul of a passed member of royalty found residence within the Siamese cat. Afterward, the cat was transported to a temple where it lived out its life under the care of monks. It is believed that Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes became the first owner of a Siamese cat in America. The 1900s saw a large increase in the popularity of this breed.