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Our collection of Balinese cat images features champions, best of breed and classics. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Balinese cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

Our images are from top cat photographers from all over the world.

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Balinese overview

Developed in the USA from Siamese cats which carried the long hair gene. First imported to the UK in 1973. Essentially a semi-longhaired Siamese, they are regularly outcrossed to that breed.
The Balinese has championship status. Siamese in temperament and voice and very intelligent and need little grooming.

Other known names for Balinese

Long-haired Siamese

Balinese foreign names

Balinees (Dutch), Balinais (French), Siam Langhaar (German), Balinés (Spanish)

Breed number/code


Biological data

Long, svelte and muscular.
Hair quality
Medium long (0.5-2 inches/1.25-5 cm on the body).
Fine and silky, with no woolly undercoat.
Seal point
Blue point
Chocolate point
Lilac point
Caramel point
Red point
Cream point
Five tortie point colours
All twelve tabby point colours
Eye colours
Siamese: dark mask (face), ears, legs and tail, with pale body color.

Balinese links we are happy to endorse

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Balinese – Breed standard

The below links are external

Balinese references and further reading

The Balinese and Siamese Cat Club
Balinese Cat Society

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Balinese cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

Balinese picture ideas

Featured image

Balinese cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Balinese kittens

Balinese kittens photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson