The Graceful and Muscular Javanese Cat Breed

The Javanese cat breed has a graceful Siamese build and a wonderful personality. This lap cat has a very muscular body hidden by a deceptively fluffy coat.

If you love the beautiful, graceful Balinese, but you would prefer to see this cat in different colors, then I have a cat for you!

This striking cat breed was actually created by crossing the Colorpoint Shorthair with the Balinese in an attempt to give the Balinese a few color variations.

This breed has the silky longhair coat of the Balinese and the striking colors of the Colorpoint breed. You'll find this soft coated cat in Tortoiseshell point, Red point, Cream point, or Lynx point colors.

Fans of this breed love the graceful build it inherits from the Siamese cat as well as its wonderful personality. Unlike the short haired Siamese, however, its incredibly muscular body is somewhat hidden by the deceptively fluffy coat that covers it.

These cats also have a long, graceful tail, big ears, almond shaped eyes and a long, wedge shaped head. These svelte but solid kitties weigh in at about six to eleven pounds.

Their coat is approximately three inches long. On the tail, the fur tends to be a bit longer and bushier.

Those who are lucky enough say that being owned by a Javanese gives them all of the enjoyment of a longhair breed without the drawbacks. Their silky coats are not prone to matting or tangling, which means a grooming session a few times a week should be sufficient to keep them looking wonderful.

If you want a quiet cat, however, you may not want a Javanese. It should be no surprise this cat is vocal, as the chatty Siamese and the outspoken Balinese are both in the breed's background.

If you realize, however, that your cat is just trying to hold a conversation, you may find that you can happily tolerate a noisy kitty. After all, these cats don't spend all day meowing. They only talk when they need something, want to welcome their beloved family members home, or have something important to say.

This breed has been described as a true lap cat and is more than happy to spend hours snuggling down beside family members. Combining this with their athletic ability, they will perch on shoulders, crawl under the covers, and turn themselves into a living stole at every opportunity.

Keep in mind, of course, that these cats are just like their cousins, the Siamese and Balinese, and so all manner of personalities are possible.

Besides being excellent cuddlers, these cats are also very intelligent. You can easily teach your cat to learn a few tricks, including fetch, coming when she is called, and walking on a leash.

As with other breeds that are outgoing and playful, people who are rarely at home may not want to own one of these cats. If you do decide to still choose this breed, you should consider adding a second cat to your home.

Two of these active little crazies will play happily together for hours. Of course, even with other cats to keep them company, they will still be waiting to greet their owners at the door.

So, if you want a talkative cat with a luxurious, soft coat and a wonderful, sweet nature, then the Javanese may just be the perfect choice for you and your family.

Note: In 2008, the CFA merged the Javanese and Balinese breeds. What started as one, is now one again.

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