European Burmese Cat Breed

Confident and inquisitive, this cat thrives on companionship and will be happy to participate in everything you do.

This breed was first developed in the US in the 1930s, using a foundation cat introduced from Southeast Asia. In the late 1940s, several Burmese cats were sent from the US to the UK, where the breed acquired a different look.

The European Burmese is slightly longer in the head and body than its American counterpart, and it comes in a greater variety of colors. This sweet-natured cat has plenty of affection to offer and needs to be a full member of a loving family.

A Burmese is not well suited to a home where it will be left to its own devices for long periods.

The first Blue Burmese in the world was born in England in 1955.

Origin: Burma (Myanmar), 1930s

Breed registries: CFA, FIFe, GCCF, TICA

Weight range: 8–14lb (3.5–6.5kg)

Grooming: Weekly

Colors and patterns: Self and tortie colors include blue, brown, cream, lilac, and red. Always in sepia pattern.