Burmese cat infographic

Burmese cat

Here is a compact Burmese cat infographic that I have just created. The word ‘compact’ might be appropriate as in the United States this breed is indeed compact or to use cat fancy terminology: cobby. Perhaps the unsettling aspect of this popular cat breed is that there is no universal breed standard. The shape …

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Are Burmese cats vocal?

Burmese are vocal

The question in the title is asking if Burmese cats make a lot of noise! The simple but slightly vague answer is that they will probably be more vocal than your typical domestic cat either purebred or non-purebred because they have some Siamese cat in them and the Siamese is known to be vocal. …

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Burmese cat breeders – useful resource (2022)

North American contemporary Burmese (lilac). Photo: Helmi Flick.

It is worth noting that there are significant differences between the European Burmese and the American Burmese. You may know that but the breed has diverged into two types, almost 2 different breeds depending upon which side of the Atlantic you live. The American side of the Burmese family has developed into a rounded …

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American Burmese cat – evolution and comparison with European Burmese

American Burmese cat

Pointed cat with hard-to-see points The Burmese cat is a pointed cat meaning that it has darker extremities than the areas in the middle of the body. However, the pointing may be difficult to see except in full sunlight. And, for example, the stable Burmese has dark brown points and a dark brown body …

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Female lilac European Burmese

European Burmese bred in Russia

This is a lilac, European Burmese bred by Юлия Ланцова who lives in Moscow, Russia. It’s a very good picture and I think it illustrates this cat breed nicely. It also emphasises the fact that there is a difference between North American and European Burmese cats. I’d like to discuss that briefly. Gloria Stephens …

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We like pets that look like babies

We tend to like pets that look like babies and some breed standards go for that look: round heads and big eyes. Do all breeders understand the consequences of their actions? I am not against dog and cat breeders. I am against people who hurt animals or create animals that hurt. There are several …

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