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Photo of Balinese Cat Jake

Photo of Balinese Cat Jake

Photo Credit: © Helmi Flick

A Longhaired Siamese?:

Take a svelte, graceful Siamese cat, add a medium-long silky coat, and you have a Balinese. Every bit as lively as its shorthaired relative, the Balinese is equally affectionate without being as noisy. Its single coat makes it easier to groom than other longhairs, and does not take away from the exquisite lines of its body.

Breed Brief:

Body:Medium size, slender and long, with long legs and tail
Coat:Medium-Long and silky, in all color points accepted for Siamese. Each registry varies in its standards.
Extra:The Balinese is believed to have originated from a spontaneous genetic mutation of the Siamese, as opposed to selective breeding.

Registry Standards and Profiles:

Traditional Balinese:

History and Temperament
Much like the Siamese, the Balinese standard has changed over the years, but a strong force of lovers of the traditional Balinese still fight to preserve the breed.

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Balinese Breeders:

Listing of Balinese Breeders, assembled by your Guide. These sites are listed for the convenience of the viewer, and listing does not constitute recommendation.

Photo Credit:

Jake, Balinese cat photographed by Helmi Flick, renowned professional photographer specializing in cats. Helmi not only travels the cat show circuits, but her stunning work has been featured in magazines all over the world.

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