or traditional Siamese cats are known for their endearing nature
that is best described as: the
grace of a panther, the fleetness of the deer, the softness of
the strength of the lion, and the affection of the dog.
picture shown above is a good example. Applehead Siamese are the
original cats of the Royal Family of Siam, whose king gave them
away as gifts to favored relatives and friends. There is evidence
that these cats existed in Siam's capital, Ayutthaya, back in
1350 and were used to guard their temples.
a usual practice when royalty or someone of an elevated status
was dying, a Siamese was chosen by that person to receive his/her
soul. Considered to have unique powers, the Siamese could act
as an intermediary for the dead person's soul. The cat would live
in luxury for the rest of his/her days at the temple being waited
on by the monks and priests.
were only introduced to the Western world at the end of the nineteenth
century. Walt Disney used an applehead Siamese in his release
of That Darn Cat, starring Hayley Mills. In the movie,
Bell, Book, and Candle, Kim Novak's cat, Pyewacket, is
another example of an applehead Siamese.
have rounder faces
and stockier bodies than the modern
wedge-head counterparts. An example of a modern Siamese
is shown in Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Furthermore, there
is also a classic
Siamese that is usually created by breeding a traditional
Siamese with a modern Siamese. We
raise only the traditional Siamese and Balinese cats.
recent years, the standards in cat shows for the Siamese breed
is to have a stylized, very elongated wedge-shaped
head or modern look. With
the exception of traditional cat shows, the applehead is no longer
really acknowledged as being Siamese by show judges, and therefore
they are not professionally shown. CFA Registered Traditional
Siamese are not only beautiful, but extremely rare.
goal at Shoobox is to keep this exquisite and highly intelligent
breed alive, and to share them with other traditional Siamese