Tonkinese Cat











The Tonkinese Cat tends to be an outgoing, active and a friendly cat.

Tonkinese Cat At a Glance

  • Weight: medium-size cat weighing 6-12 lbs.
  • Longevity: 10-16 yrs.
  • Colors: natural, champagne, blue, and platinum in solid, point, and mink patterns. With the dilute colors in particular, development of full body color may take up to 16 months. Cats do darken with age.
  • Eye color: chartreuse in sepias, green-gold to yellow-green; aqua in minks, blue-green to green-blue; blue in pointeds, sky to violet. 
  • Tendency to shed: low
  • Less allergenic: no
  • Social needs: moderate/high
  • Muzzle: medium length
  • Ears: slightly longer than wide. Broad base with oval tips
  • Eyes: the shape of a peach pit, half almond on top, slightly more rounded on bottom
  • Body: medium length rectangle, appearing neither compact nor elongated
  • Legs: fairly slim and proportionate in length
  • Paws: oval in shape and medium in size
  • Tail: wider at base, but not thick
  • Coat: medium-long, fine, soft, and silky with lustrous sheen.
  • Behavior: typically a friendly cat, the Tonkinese Cat is usually happy to greet guests and put on a show for them.

Breed Characteristics:

Potential for Playfulness

Kid Friendly

Pet Friendly

Intelligence

Affectionate with Family

Easy to Groom

General Health


Tonkinese Cat Breed Standards

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The Tonkinese Cat`s rightful place is in your lap, on your shoulder or somewhere else close by, carefully watching everything you do. Unfortunately, it is known to be prone to many illnesses. Tonkinese Cat owners should be prepared for some long-term medical costs or hedge their risks with pet insurance.


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The Tonkinese Cat, created by crossing Siamese and Burmese cats, tends to be outgoing, active and friendly. Tonkinese cats are very personable and are known for their good temperament and loyal companionship.


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