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Question:
so my fiance still doesn't want me to get a siamese cat, simply because he thinks it's to vocal and mean, which some of you here agree to, and some of you here disagree to.
so my only reason for wanting a siamese is because of it's looks (the seal point ones... dark face feet and tail kind of deal...)
there is other breeds that look like siamese cats, isn't there? like tonkinese and balinese? what about the dispositions of those breeds?
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The Tonkinese are SUCH sweeties!! (well, so are a lot of Siamese, but we'll move on lol). Other pointed sweet breeds are: Ragdolls, Ragamuffins (they come in pointed as well as not) (I have both Ragdolls and Ragamuffins and they are SUPER loving), Balinese (very similar to Siamese though but with longhair), Himalayans, pointed American Bobtails, pointed Siberians, etc. etc. Many others..
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Is there a reason you want a purebreed (besides the look factor) rather than a mix? You can find pointed (dark face/tail) mixes at shelters that would possibly have your fiance's required "nice" factor. (Siamese are pretty sweet too though; you'd have to own one to appreciate them I guess... But that has been beaten into the ground...)
Like TxnKats said, Ragdolls are an amazingly sweet breed, but they have longer fur if that is something that you find undesirable.
It is really a gamble no matter what breed you go with, some cats (regardless of breed) are super sweet and some are standoffish and independent (in which case they can be misunderstood and called "mean"). There is no perfectly sweet breed, you really need to research (if you are planning on purchasing a purebreed) the characteristics and pros and cons of each breed of kitten you are considering.
If you can contact breeders of siamese (or ragdoll, tonkinese, etc) in your area, or visit a humane society or the like that might have some purebreed rescues or mixed pointed kitties so that you can find one that connects with YOU. Be sure and take your fiance with you (as well as include him in your research) so that you can make your decision together.
The last thing you want to do is pick a kitten based on looks only, as the cutest kittens (breeds and/or personality) are not always the best fit for your lifestyle. I hope this helps you out a little - and good luck finding your new baby!!
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You might look into an Oriental Shorthair. These cats have the same point colors as Siamese and are very similar in appearance. We had 5 of them at one time and they were all very sweet cats. They are also very vocal, but in my opinion less so than a Siamese.

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The Devon Rex and the Cornish Rex come with points to. They are not as vocal as the Siamese. If you like the look of a Siamese you'll probably appreciate the Cornish Rex since they are somewaht similar. A Tonkinese might be a good chioce to.
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Don't forget Birmans!
Julie

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Get your fiance to read this site:
http://chitchatcats.com/index.html
When I was looking to get a cat I found this site. It is what made me get a siamese. I have both a traditional and a modern. The modern is, well, exactly what a lot of ppl say about them minus the 'mean factor.' The traditional is a sweetheart and rarely makes a sound
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Personally, I don't think Siamese are mean at all. My little SunLee is the sweetest most affectionate little thing you could possible ever know. She's not that vocal, either. In fact about the only sound I ever hear coming from her, is her loud purr's. If you give love to a Siamese, they will be the sweetest cats around. I grew up with Siamese cats, and I've never met a mean one. Shane, who is an old fashioned Seal Point Applehead is a sweet boy, also. He's shy of strangers, but he's not mean. SunLee is purr-fection. She is loving, and is loving with strangers as well.

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I'm sure many people with think, "There she goes again!" but I have to say it. Of all the cats I have had, my Siamese are (one just died this fall) the MOST loving and intelligent cats I've ever had. They are lap cats who always sleep with me. So special! I love the "conversing." They don't talk all of the time, only when they need something or think you're speaking to them. Wonderful cats!
Jeanie
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A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem. ~JB
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Mean? That description floors me. The feedback on all of the kittens I sold was excellent. Noone used the word mean. Wonderful and sweet were the words most often used!
Jeanie
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com
A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem. ~JB
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It still puzzles me as to why the siamese got that repuation. People have suggested that it's from TV, but I can't imagine that so many people would develop that silly notion just from seeing Lady and the Tramp...it's a cartoon movie!
Julie

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I may be the only person that thought this, but when I was little and watched Lady and the Tramp, the siamese kitties were my favorite characters!! The movie actually made me want one... I remember asking my parents if I could have one, and I ended up getting my first siamese mix for christmas that year lol
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Jeanie wrote: Mean? That description floors me. The feedback on all of the kittens I sold was excellent. Noone used the word mean. Wonderful and sweet were the words most often used! Sorry, I changed it to "a little temper".
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I'm afraid you have struck out entirely, Catlover. NO TEMPER, NO MEAN, only loving, intelligent lap cats, period. The very best natured cats I have ever had.
Jeanie
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A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem. ~JB
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