A Complete History of the Breed

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THE TRADITIONAL SIAMESE and the CLASSIC SIAMESE CAT

A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BREED

Table of Contents

About the Author .................................................................................................................... i

Foreward - by Sheelagh Lecocq.............................................................................................. iii

Introduction ............................................................................................................................ v

1-CLARIFICATION OF THE PAST ................................................................................... 1

2-ANCIENT HISTORY OF CATS ..................................................................................... 17

3-IS THE SIAMESE THE OLD EGYPTIAN CAT? ............................................................ 29

4-THE BIBLE ...................................................................................................................... 35

5-WHAT CONSTITUTES A SIAMESE CAT?................................................................... 37

6-KINKED TAILS AND CROSSED EYES ....................................................................... 53

7-HABITS ........................................................................................................................... 61

8-MEETING YOUR FIRST SIAMESE............................................................................... 63

9-ORIGIN ........................................................................................................................... 65

10-SIAM - THAI .................................................................................................................73

11-LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE....................................................................................... 83

12-FIRST REPORTED SIGHTINGS ................................................................................. 91

13-FIRST IMPORTATIONS ............................................................................................. 93

14-FIRST CAT SHOWS IN ENGLAND ......................................................................... 121

15-EARLY JUDGING ...................................................................................................... 149

16-FRANCES SIMPSONíS BOOK ................................................................................ 155

17-EARLY ONES DIED .................................................................................................. 173

18-EARLY CATTERIES IN ENGLAND ......................................................................... 179

19-POST WAR YEARS ................................................................................................... 211

20-EARLY CAT MAGAZINES ....................................................................................... 219

21-IN AMERICA ............................................................................................................. 223

22--AMERICA, 1930ís, 1940ís, 1950ís .......................................................................... 251

23-BRITISH CATTERIES IN THE 1940ís - 1950ís ........................................................ 275

24-SIAMESE PREFIXES IN ENGLAND ....................................................................... 307

25-THE SIAMESE IN SIAM ........................................................................................... 311

26-FAMOUS CATS ..........................................................................................................321

27-SIAMESE CAT SOCIETIES ....................................................................................... 353

28-THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE CAT FANCY (GCCF)-LATER YEARS............................................................................................................................... 377

29-AMERICAN SIAMESE CAT SOCIETIES.................................................................. 383

30-IN ENGLAND.............................................................................................................. 397

31-IN EUROPE ................................................................................................................. 409

32-FAMOUS CATS AND CATTERIES............................................................................ 411

33-BRITISH CAT CLUBS ................................................................................................ 429

34-EARLY AMERICAN REGISTRIES AND THE SIAMESE REGISTERED 

IN THEM ......................................................................................... ................................ 443

35-INTERNATIONAL WINNERS .................................................................................. 473

36-SIAMESE POPULARITY ........................................................................................... 475

37-LAST IMPORTS FROM GREAT BRITAIN TO THE U.S. ........................................ 477

38-SIAMESE CATS IN AMERICA - 1960ís, 1970ís, 1980ís.......................................... 479

39-THE EXTREME WEDGE SIAMESE .......................................................................... 491

40-THE STATE THE SIAMESE BREED IS IN TODAY ................................................. 501

41-SHOW PREPARATION ............................................................................................. 515

42-CAT SHOWS TODAY ............................................................................................... 517

43-STARVATION AND ABUSE FOR SHOW PURPOSES .......................................... 519

44-SIAMESE IN OTHER COUNTRIES ......................................................................... 525

45-IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION ................................................................... 557

46-SOME FAMOUS OWNERS...................................................................................... 567

47-PROOF OF LINEAGE ............................................................................................... 577

48-SIAMESE COLORS .................................................................................................. 579

49-THE COLORPOINT SHORTHAIR ........................................................................... 623

50-OTHER BREEDS THAT USED THE SIAMESE AS A BASE ................................... 643

51-HOW THE OTHER CAT SOCIETIES AND CAT ASSOCIATIONS CHANGED

THE SIAMESE BREED .................................................................................................. 657

52-INBREEDING ........................................................................................................... 697

53-JUDGES .................................................................................................................... 709

54-DEFORMITY ............................................................................................................ 713

55-PRESENT DAY TRADITIONAL SIAMESE AND CLASSIC SIAMESE BREEDERS..................................................................................................................... 715

56-TCA SHOW CHAMPIONS ..................................................................................... 731

57-SIAMESE NAMES ................................................................................................... 793

58-THE TRADITIONAL CAT ASSOCIATION, INC.................................................... 797

59-THE RECEPTION OF THE OTHER CAT ASSOCIATIONS TO THE PETITION

PRESENTED TO THEM BY THE TRADITIONAL CAT ASSOCIATION, INC. ........ 811

60-CAT MAGAZINES .................... ...............................................................................833

61-"LIES, LIARS AND THE BELIEVERS OF LIES ALL SHARE THE 

SAME GRAVE".............................................................................................................. 835

62-THE NOT SO FANCY "CAT FANCY" ................................................................... 843

63-PSYCHOLOGISTíS VIEWS .................................................................................... 863

64-OTHER BREEDS NEGATIVELY EFFECTED BY THE OTHER CAT 
ASSOCIATIONS ........................................................................................................... 867

65-BREED STANDARDS FOR THE SIAMESE CAT................................................... 877

66-SUMMATION OF BREED STANDARDS .............................................................. 949

67-CONCLUSION. ........................................................................................................951

Bibliography .................................................................................................................... 955

Back Cover......................................................................................................................972

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