Houston, Texas, United States
Posted Feb 14, 2009
I have devoted over 1/2 my life to this breed. They embody all the intelligence, grace & elegance of the Siamese, cloaked in a silken coat that is easy to care for.I do not have dogs, but have seen Balinese raised with dogs - no problems. Some are more talkative than others, some more playful than others. Like any large family you can have a multitude of personalities within the same litter. As a member of the Siamese family, one must be aware that they can fall pray to the same genetic defects and diseases. It is very important to deal with an ethical breeder, to inquire about the health of the ancestors and if DNA testing has been done on the parents or the kitten you are considering purchasing. You should receive a copy of the pedigree on any kitten you purchase, even for a pet! A properly trained kitten should not exhibit destructive behavior & the breeder should instruct you as to the basic methods of training for a new home. Earliest age should be 4 months, by which time the kitten should already be neutered or spayed, have all shots & its own immune system have fully kicked in. This is a fairly rare breed, so you might have to get on a waiting list for the right kitten.