When cat lovers first see the Thai, they often recall the Siamese cats they lived with as children. Often referred to as the “old-style” Siamese, the Thai features the beautiful pointed coat and distinctive blue eyes on a moderate, rounded body. A native of Thailand, the Thai forms close bonds with its owner and enjoys “talking” in its distinctive voice.
A shorthaired breed, the Thai features a short, flat coat that feels silky to the touch.
The Thai bonds closely with its people. This smart, social breed loves company and should have a companion if the owners must be away from home frequently.
Prestwick-Beresford Old-Style Siamese Breed Preservation Society (PREOSSIA), www.oldstylesiamese.com
A talkative breed, the Thai welcomes the opportunity to “tell” its owners about its day. Clever and active, the breed loves to interact with people, whether playing a game of fetch with a visitor or snuggling in an owner’s lap.
A key word to describe the Thai is “moderate.” Medium boning in the tail, legs, head and body produce a moderate, substantial cat. The round-cheeked head features a wedge-shaped muzzle and broad-based ears. Bright blue eyes complement the distinctive pointed coat.