American Burmese Cat Breed

Always ready to give and receive affection, these cats will seek out warm laps and gentle petting and stroking.

There are several conflicting accounts of how the Burmese cat came to the West. All that is known for certain is that a Southeast Asian cat of this type, belonging to a Dr. Thompson, appeared in the US in the 1930s and was used to found a new breed.

The first recognized American Burmese cats were all a rich brown in color. Later, further colors were accepted, although not as many as in the European version of this breed, which also has a more Oriental appearance.

The Burmese is a lovely family pet that can never have enough company and attention.

Origin: Possibly Burma (Myanmar), 1930s

Breed registries: CFA, TICA

Weight range: 8–14lb (3.5–6.5kg)

Grooming: Weekly

Colors and patterns: All solid and tortie colors in sepia pattern.