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Burmese
Pedigree Chocolate Burmese, "Pipmo Golden Padung"
Pedigree Chocolate Burmese, "Pipmo Golden Padung"
Country of origin
Burma
Breed standards (external links)
CFA, ACFA, TICA, CCA, ACF,
FIFe

The Burmese is a breed of domesticated cats descended from a specific cat, Wong Mau, who was found in Burma in 1930 by Dr. Joseph G. Thompson. She was brought to San Francisco, California, where she was bred with Siameses. This breed was first recognized in 1936 by the CFA. Due to a dispute by Siamese breeders, who regarded the Burmese as a poorly coloured Siamese rather than a distinct breed, registration was suspended by the CFA between 1947 and 1953. The breed was recognised by the UK Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in 1952.

Burmese are clever and playful and many retrieve like this brown Burmese Burmese are clever and playful and many retrieve like this brown Burmese

The Burmese is a foreign shorthair, categorised by colour into brown (or seal), blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream and tortoise shell. They have yellow eyes and a very short satiny coat. They are heavier than they look, as they are very muscular. By the standards of pedigreed cats they are long-lived, many reaching 16 to 18 years.

Burmese have very strong voices and are very affectionate, forming a strong bond with their owners. Other characteristics include an inclination to climb curtains and sit on doors. They are easily trained to use a scratching post to help conserve the owner's furniture and carpets. Burmese cats are very friendly and curious even towards complete strangers. They are athletic, brave and humourous, and may show remarkable ingenuity, particularly in finding warm places. Burmese cats tend to follow their owners everywhere, even to the point where they may become a bit disturbing.

Young Burmese creme male (5 months) Young Burmese creme male (5 months)


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