The Siamese have captivated storytellers for centuries with their fascinating background. An ancient breed called Siamese cat developed their short, tight coats because of the climate where they originated in Siam(Thailand).
The cats made their way to Europe in the 1880s, where they were first shown at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1886. The Council General in Bangkok brought a breeding pair back to Great Britain. The first Siamese cat was shown in the United States in 1903.