Despite their name, the Balinese cat does not originate from Indonesia. This breed was selectively bred from a line of siamese cats for long-haired coats and are also known as the Long-Haired Purebred Siamese. These cats were given the name Balinese as a reference to the grace of Balinese dancers.
This stunning long-haired cat has siamese-point markings, beautiful sapphire-blue eyes. As for the temperament of the Balinese cat, they share the same traits as their Siamese ancestors making them playful, vocal and social felines. Of all the long-haired cat breeds, the Balinese is reputed to have the highest intelligence making them highly trainable.