Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: Thailand, Myanmar
Coat Length: Short Hair
Originally, all Burmese cats were dark brown (sable), but are now available in a wide variety of colors; formal recognition of these also varies by standard. Both versions of the breed are known for their uniquely social and playful temperament and persistent vocalization.
Burmese are a notably people-oriented breed, maintaining their kitten-like energy and playfulness into adulthood. They are also said to have a number of overtly dog-like characteristics, forming strong bonds with their owners and gravitating toward human activity, often learning to play fetch and tag.