European Burmese

The European Burmese cat breed is a variant of the "traditional Burmese" (developed in America), which is why they have some similarities in terms of temperament, but notable physical differences, such as the shape of their head and a compact, muscular and compact body. heavy.

Photo of the face of the European Burmese cat.
  • Scientific name: happy catus
  • Other names: Foreign Burmese, European Burmese. European Burmese.
  • Country of origin:  Burma, Europe.
  • Recognized by: CFA.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Eye color: Its color ranges from yellow to amber.
  • Weight: Between 3 and 6 kilos.
  • Character: Demanding, affectionate and sociable.
  • Exercise: Half.
  • Troublemaker: Moderate, (In mating season it is quite noisy).
  • Cleanliness: Little bit.
  • Fur loss: Little bit.
  • Life expectancy: 15 to 18 years.

♦ Origin:

The European Burmese cat was developed in the 1960s by British Burmese cat breeders, who crossed them with reddish-brown Siamese and british shorthair cats, to expand the gene pool. Europeans preferred a more oriental look and wanted a wider range of colors. By introducing the red gene, the number of coat colors in the breed was expanded.

The European Burmese was recognized in 1994, by the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA). It is currently recognized by the Canadian Feline Association (CCA), the Cat Fanciers Federation (CFF), the Traditional Cat Association (TCA) and the United Feline Organization (UFO).

Photo of the European Burmese cat, or in English, "European Burmese cat".

♦ Physical characteristics:

He is a graceful cat. Medium in size, stylized, muscular and heavy body, more than it appears to the naked eye. It has a round head, wide and flattened face.

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  • Torso: Compact, gently rounded contours.
  • Paws: Slender legs of medium length.
  • Tail: Straight, of medium length and tends to taper at the end.
  • Musculature: Very developed.
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  • Structure: Triangular, broad, flattened, round-faced. Pronounced chin and wide jaws.
  • Ears: Well separated and inclined forwards, with rounded tips.
  • Eyes: Round, separated, slightly torn and golden in color.
  • Snout or snout: Little prominent.
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  • Guy: Short, fine, shiny and silky.
  • Pattern: Sepia, gradually turning into dark, uniform tips at the roots.
  • Colors: Red, cream, tortoiseshell brown, chocolate shell, hawksbill turtle shell, blue and lilac.

♦ Personality:

He has a sweet and affectionate character with people. It is a very sociable breed with people, affectionate with its master and loves to be the center of attention, cuddles and caresses. He does not like to be left alone for long periods.

They are active, intelligent and talkative, learn quickly, and enjoy playing a lot. They are a good hunter and traveler.

It is less noisy and active than other oriental breeds, making it a more peaceful companion.

♦ Domestic behavior:

It is an ideal breed for families with children, people who like to have a kitten on their lap, and for those who enjoy training them.

The European Burmese enjoys the company of other animals, although it may be jealous of other cats, as it likes to be the center of attention.

He adjusts well to living in an apartment, as long as he doesn't spend a lot of time alone.

Image of the European Burmese cat breed, resting at home.

♦ Health:

He is a strong and healthy cat, no genetic condition has been found for the breed. It must be borne in mind that they are quite sensitive to cold and do not tolerate climates with very low temperatures.

♦ Nutrition:

Like all breeds of cats, they need a balanced and balanced diet.

♦ Breeding:

It is recommended that in the first 12 weeks of life, the European Burmese kitten be with his mother and brothers, so that he learns everything he needs from them. After that time, he will only be able to join his new family with humans.

♦ Toilet:

The European Burmese is a short-haired cat, so it only needs weekly brushing to keep its coat shiny.

♦ Curiosities of the European Burmese:

This breed is considered a variety of the American version, and its differences and changes are included in the FIFe standard for the traditional burmese.

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