Thai cat ( Wichien Maat)
Federations: TICA, GCCF, LOOF, FIFé, WCF

With a more robust silhouette than that of the Modern Siamese cat, the Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) it is distinguished mainly by a more moderate and much shorter head triangle.
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Characteristics "Thai cat ( Wichien Maat)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Thai cat ( Wichien Maat)" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Playfulness

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Activity level

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Friendliness to other pets

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Friendliness to children

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Grooming requirements

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Vocality

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Need for attention

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Affection towards its owners

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Docility

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Intelligence

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Independence

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Hardiness

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History

If nothing allows us to affirm historically that these “thai conjoined twins” find their origin in Thailand (ex Kingdom of Siam), documents dating from the 19th century testify instead to the very real presence of these cats in the feline world.

However, at the beginning of the year 70, a group of breeders decided to progressively lengthen the muzzle and ears of the Siamese. So much so that, by dint of selection, the Thai cat it no longer corresponded to the standard at all, which in turn had evolved as the appearance of the Siamese. To the point that a decision had to be made, and so the Thai, whose breed was officially recognized in France in 2002.

With a more robust silhouette than that of the Modern Siamese cat, the Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) it is distinguished mainly by a more moderate and much shorter head triangle. His muzzle is less “sunken” and his ears are clearly shorter. These characteristics correspond perfectly with the photographs that testify to the presence of these cats, and of which some date back to before 1900.

If the LOOF standard of the Thai now lets find the Thai cat, there is matter to make it evolve, the currently defined characteristics allow a little too much largeness in their interpretation.

The British call it “apple head“, the Italians “siamese tradizionale” and the Americans have kept the name of “siamese“. Only a few European countries, including France, they have removed the word “Siamese” of his name for obscure reasons. However, it cannot be argued that the Thai is really a Siamese cat.

Physical characteristics

Thai cat
Colorpoint cat. Possibly Siamese – Cindy McCravey, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Medium-sized, the Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) has a rather short triangular head, with rounded front contours and a slight profile stop.

The body is well muscled and surprisingly heavy for its size.

The Thai cat combines athletic grace with a silky, close-fitting coat.

Size and weight

"Thai cat ( Wichien Maat)"

Gato Siamés tradicional (Thai)
Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) – catwoman92, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Male size: 30 cm.
  • Female size: 30 cm.
  • Male weight: 4-5 kg
  • Female weight: 3-3,5 kg

Breed standard

The breed standards are documents produced by official bodies that list the conditions that a dog must meet. Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) to be fully recognized as belonging to the race:

Character and skills

Very affectionate and naughty, kind to humans, the Thai cat ( Wichien Maat) he is extremely sociable. In many aspects, its character is similar to that of a dog.

With a sharp intelligence, the Wichien Maat Always gets what he wants, either by trickery or by the tenderness of his master, with whom you regularly have long conversations.

Very tame and not aggressive, they are a great company for both young children and the elderly.

The Thai cat it is a very expressive cat with a strong personality, but it can also be perfectly adapted to the lifestyle of its owners.

Health

The Siamese are predisposed to feline asthma.

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