Asian-Solid and Tortie Cat Breed

Alert and active, this loving cat will appeal to people looking for a loyal and devoted companion.

The result of experiments to create what is essentially a Burmese cat with different coat colors, this British breed includes an all-black version known as the Bombay. The latter is easily confused with an American-bred black cat also called Bombay, which has a different breed history.

The Asian Solid may be less inclined to create an uproar in the household than its Burmese relation, but it can nevertheless make its presence known with an insistent voice when it wants attention, which is most of the time.

This friendly, affectionate cat likes to follow its owner around with doglike devotion.

The solid-colored Asian breed has no tabby markings.

Origin: UK, 1980s

Breed registries: GCCF

Weight range: 9–15lb (4–7kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: All solid colors and various torties.