Tonkinese were first recognised and accepted as a new breed in 1986. Bred from Siamese and Burmese producing the wonderful Tonkinese.

They are known for their wonderful temperament and are funny and highly intelligent.

They can be taught to retrieve and play hide and seek. They adore any contact with humans as they think they are human too.

Christmas is a time for them to climb under the tree and unwrap as many parcels as they can, without being caught.

I have also shared my bath water with these inquisitive cats!

They are naughty and disobedient but when you pick one up and they look into your eyes and start to purr, who could be cross with them.

I hope if you are interested in this wonderful breed, you will love them as much as I do.

Pauline Mason