- Breed Size:
- Height: 23-30 cm
- Weight: 2-4 kg
- Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
- Learning Rate: High
- Country of Origin: United States, Canada
Who doesn’t like a cat that is faithful and accompanies you from room to room? The Javanese cat is kind and one of the most agile, athletic, and intelligent cat breeds. This cat breed shares many similarities with the Siamese and is highly devoted to their humans. This stunning cat breed is known for its fascination with food, curiosity, and communication skills. Consider yourself lucky if your Javanese kitty is sharing a conversation with you because blessed are those who get kitty love.
The Javanese cats are medium-sized that have firmer bones and shoulders. They have a long and slender body with a coat that is usually soft and silky. They have a modified wedge, a rounded head with defined cheekbones. They have a moderate muzzle with a proportionate head. The Javanese cats have broad ears with rounded tips, and eyes are pretty expressive, but the colors are not necessarily in alignment with the body color. You’ll find the Javanese in different shades of red, lynx point, cream, tortie with white patches.
They have short legs with upper and lower forelegs equal in length and a tail erects in motion with a rounded tip. Javanese are highly interactive and will talk to you meowing or purring, telling their views, or maybe because they are simply bored or hungry. The Javanese are distant relatives of the Balinese and highly active. They love and enjoy playtime and are attracted by new shiny toys. You can constantly rotate your kitty’s toys to keep them away from being bored.
This cat breed is amazingly devoted and attached to its owners and can be proven to be a furry best friend. If you are looking for someone to accompany you and talk to you when you feel alone, the Javanese is a cat you should consider bringing home without a doubt. That said, this cat breed is demanding when it comes to attention or being loved. They are also gentle and friendly towards kids and other pets and cats in the house. But it is always great to start with a proper introduction and allow some time to develop a lasting bond.
Javanese are a brilliant cat breed, meaning they are just perfect to learn tricks and get training whenever you teach them. They are always eager to learn something new, but sometimes they just lack submissiveness which might hinder their training sessions, but with ample positive reinforcement and love, you can teach your kitty some social skills. One great thing about this cat breed is that they are hardy by nature. They adapt well in every situation; however, you must never be rude or harsh to your kitty as this will negatively impact them.
Often known as the designer Siamese, the Javanese is a cross between the Siamese and the Balinese, developed in the 1950s. The breeding later on also included color point shorthair, oriental shorthair, and oriental longhair. The Javanese shares most of their history with the Balinese breed as one of the foundation cats; the Javanese breed was created by crossing a Balinese to a color point shorthair.
Initially, the Cat Fancier’s Association categorized the Javanese breed as a separate Balinese breed by color, but in 2008, the Javanese cat breed was declared as a division of the Balinese breed.
Today, the Javanese enjoy a distinct status as an adorable companion cat with their unique personality.