In Britain the Burmese cat breed took off after the end of the second world war, when soldiers returning from Burma brought cats back with them. These cats were bred with burmese cats imported from the US where the breed had taken off earlier, during the 1930's. The UK and US breeding programs differ though and as a results the British Burmese are different from American Burmese. Most countries base their Standards of Points on the British Model.
The Burmese is an extremely social cat and likes to be involved in anything, and everything, going on in the house. Whether it be assemblying furniture or simply chatting while you do the dishes, the burmese will not be far from your side.
A very intelligent cat, they can often work out how to open doors and play fetch.
Good with children and other cats and sensitive to the owners mood, the burmese make excellent lap cats.
They can be very vocal and demanding of affection which can drive you a bit mental at times.
A strong, athletic, medium sized cat with a very short, satin-like coat. Suprisingly heavy, often descibed as "a brick wrapped in silk" due to their short muscular body.
Colours - Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red, Cream, Brown tortie, Blue tortie, Chocolate tortie, Lilac tortie,