All about the European Burmese

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This breed was developed in 1960s by British breeders who imported Burmese cats to England and then crossed them with red-point Siamese and British Shorthairs in an attempt to expand the gene pool. By introducing the gene for red, they have expanded the variety of coat colors. The European Burmese also knows as the foreign Burmese was recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1994. It was also recognized by the Canadian Cat Association, Cat Fanciers Federation, Traditional Cat Association, and United Feline Organization. The CFF and CCA register the breed as the Foreign Burmese.

These cats stand out from the original Burmese by way of its additional colors. Burmese comes in brown, chocolate, blue, and lilac while the European Burmese comes in all the mentioned colors as well as red, cream , brown tortoiseshell, and lilac tortoiseshell. They also have different body type.

European Burmese has a moderate frame with gently rounded contours. They are muscular and heavier than they look. Their wide cheekbones taper to a short, blunt wedge. The cat’s expressive eyes curve slightly at the top, slanting toward the nose.

The Burmese and European Burmese are alike in their sweet disposition, intelligence, and affection for humans. European Burmese get along well with other animals, but they don’t mind being a sole pet as long as they get lots of attention. These cats doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time.

This breed is generally healthy, however some may have dental problems such as tartar build-up and periodontal disease. Weekly brushing is required to keep the short coat, shiny.


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