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Tonkinese Profile



Lifespan: 12-18 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 2.5-3.5 kg

Avg weight Male: 3.5-5.5 kg

Coat type: This breed has short, soft coats.

Coat colours and body type: Tonkinese are medium-sized cats with short, muscular bodies. They come in a dozen colours and patterns, including pointed, mink and solid.  Tonkinese are often confused with siamese, but they are acutally a cross between the Siamese and the Burmese. 

Grooming required: Low maintenance.

Similar Breeds: Bengal, Burmese, Korat, Khao Manee, Siamese

Tonkinese temperament

Also known as a feline innovator, Tonkinese are intelligent and fun loving. They enjoy playing fetch, hide-and-seek and even making up their own games. Tonkinese need stimulation and do not like to be ignored. They are happy to greet guests at the door and can even double as a lap cat from time to time. This breed does well with children and other pets. They are very vocal cats. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.