What is a Lynx Point Siamese cat?


Siamese cats are special but their strong personalities can be a little overwhelming and demanding for some people. You’ll certainly know you have one! If you love the Siamese cat appearance but can’t cope with its loud personality, the Lynx Point Siamese might be the cat for you. What is a Lynx Point Siamese cat?

A Lynx Point Siamese is a cat with a traditional Siamese appearance and wild Lynx markings. You’ll sometimes hear them referred to as Tabby Points. Among Siamese cats, the Lynx Point is quieter, calmer, and generally an easier cat to live with.

Are Lynx Point Siamese cats rare?

The Lynx Point Siamese cat is not rare with the standard tabby pattern coat of the wild Lynx. However, one with a tortoiseshell pattern is very rare so you’ll be extremely lucky to own one of these.

If you do happen to find a tortoiseshell Lynx Point Siamese, expect it to be more expensive than the variety with a tabby coat.

What does a Lynx Point Siamese cat look like?

Lynx Point Siamese cats have a similar appearance to traditional Siamese cats. They are of medium build, with slender yet muscular bodies.

They have delicate paws which help make them sure-footed and masters of climbing and jumping.

The weight of a Lynx Point generally ranges between 6 and 12 lbs. As with other breeds, males are usually larger than females.

The Lynx Point Siamese can be one of several colors with varying patterns. You can choose from chocolate, seal, caramel, cinnamon, apricot, red, lilac, or blue. Distinct color rings extend over their faces, legs, and tails. These generally darken as the cats get older.

Like many other breeds, the Lynx Point Siamese can also have a tortoiseshell tabby pattern though this is rare to see.

Lynx Point Siamese with one paw raised

Lynx Point Siamese cat personality

If you’ve met a Siamese cat you’ll know how amazing this breed is. The Lynx Point is a more toned-down version but is still very much affectionate, inquisitive, and sociable. This cat simply adores human company.

If you have to leave a Seal Point Siamese alone, make sure it has plenty to occupy it or may become quite destructive due to boredom. Allow it space to use up energy but move valuables and delicate items into safe zones! Provide plenty of toys and a cat climbing tree if you have enough space.

When you’re at home, your Seal Point will want to spend time with you. It will sprawl on your desk, or block your view of the TV, follow you into the bathroom, the kitchen – anywhere you happen to go. There will be non-stop chat too. This might be annoying to some people but endearing to most cat lovers.

Lynx Point Siamese compared to standard Siamese 

These two cats are very similar in appearance and personality. They are a similar size and build and both are athletic.

The obvious difference is in their coat patterns. Siamese cats have pale-colored bodiesOpens in a new tab. with darker extremities or points. Lynx Points have dark points and tabby patterned coats.

Standard Siamese cats are notably more talkative than Lynx Point Siamese cats. They meow a lot more and approach and rub against their owners more than any other cats.

The Lynx Point is communicative but as persistently as the standard Siamese. Its laid-back nature has been inherited from the short-haired tabby side of the family!

Do Lynx Point Siamese cats shed?

Though the Lynx Point cat is a short-haired cat, it will shed just like a standard Siamese cat shedsOpens in a new tab.. You may not notice it as much because of the short length of each hair. All cats have a major shed twice a year and many tend to shed throughout the year to an extent too.

Regular grooming controls Lynx Point shedding and prevents your cat from developing furballs. This saves you a lot of vacuuming and from having to clear up hairy cat vomit!

If you have cat allergies, the Lynx point may set them off. This cat still has the proteins in its dander, urine, and saliva that trigger allergic reactions in some people. No cat is hypoallergenic. 

What is the average lifespan of a Lynx Point Siamese cat?

A Lynx Point Siamese cat can live for 15 to 20 years – which is longer than many other breeds. Take good care of your Lynx Point and it may even exceed this.

These days, well-bred purebred cats live just as long as mixed breeds because reputable breeders have worked do hard to eradicate genetic diseases by screening breeding cats.

The Lynx Point is generally a healthy breed because it is a mix of purebred cats with good health reputations.

How much do Lynx Point Siamese cats cost?

Prices of Lynx Point Siamese can vary depending on where you buy one. A reputable breeder will charge more but you will receive a well-bred, healthy Lynx Point Siamese kitten that has been fully vaccinated. You could pay upward of $500.

Beware of cheaper kittens – there’s usually a reason for a low price. You may only pay $200 but your kitten could develop health problems and cost you more in vet fees in the long run.

How did Lynx Point Siamese cats come to exist?

Traditional Siamese cat
A traditional Siamese cat

The Lynx Point Siamese was created by the accidental breeding a seal point siamese and an short-haired tabby around the mid 20th Century. The result was a beautiful cat that soon gained popularity because of its good looks and laid-back nature.

Amercian shorthair cat with tabby pattern
Short-haired tabby cat

What is a Lynx Point Siamese cat? conclusion

Lynx Point Siamese cats are similar to standard Siamese cats but with the addition of wild Lynx pattern on their coats. They are usually calmer and a little quieter but just as affectionate and adorable to own.

You can take your pick from a range of colors but will be lucky to find a rare tortoiseshell version. Like all cats, they shed and when it comes to allergies, they are not a hypoallergenic breed.

Before you buy one, call around your local cat shelters in case they have a rescue cat desperate for a loving home.

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I'm Jane Pettitt, co-owner of Pets Knowledge Base with my husband, Matt. I have a grand total of 50 years’ experience as a pet owner. It all started with a guinea pig called Percy when I was 5 years old and since then I’ve lived with two more guinea pigs, a hamster, mice, a rabbit, a tortoise, a dog, and 11 cats. I’ve learned so much about pet care during this time and many of my articles are based on my personal experiences plus those of my family and friends.

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