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11th September 2018


The Asian breed developed from the Burmese breed. Cats come in a variety of coat colours and patterns with a short easy to care for coat. This breed can be quite talkative and active.

Health and welfare issues

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has been reported in the breed. There may also be a tendency for this group to develop conditions associated with the Burmese.


We have limited the information about inherited disorders to those conditions that are known and proven to exist within a breed. For many breeders and many conditions, insufficient information may be available at this time to know whether any particular breed is necessarily free of any particular condition.

In general, pedigree breeds use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and therefore have a higher risk of developing inherited disorders. In addition, a number of ‘newer’ pedigree breeds are derived from matings between one or more ‘older’ breeds, and in these situations, the perpetuation of inherited problems that were seen in older breeds is likely within the newer breeds.

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