Asian-Smoke Cat Breed

This inquisitive, playful, and intelligent breed is responsive to attention, and it may be friendly with strangers.

Originally known as the Burmoire, this graceful cat is a cross between the Burmilla and the Burmese. The Asian Smoke has one of the most attractive coats of all the Asian breeds: a deep, often solid color on top, the fur ripples apart when the cat moves or is stroked to reveal glimpses of a gleaming, silvery undercoat.

An athletic, playful cat with an outgoing personality, the Asian Smoke is highly curious and loves to investigate everything. Asian Smokes are happy kept as indoor cats as long as they have plenty of human companionship, amusement, and affection.

This breed of the Asian has the inhibitor gene, which restricts the color in the hair shaft.

Happy Accident

The unintended mating that created the Asian Burmilla resulted in a cat that is extroverted but easygoing, exotic but not extreme, and equally happy to have boisterous fun or quiet quality time.

Origin: UK, 1980s

Breed registries: GCCF

Weight range: 9–15lb (4–7kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: Any color topcoat, including tortie, with a silvery undercoat.