Tonkinese Cats are gentle pet. Here is your informative A-list of Tonkinese Cats. This cat breed is crossing between Burmese and Siamese. In 1950s, Milan Greer crossed a male Burmese with a female Siamese and the cat breed was called Golden Siamese. After that, the cat breed name changed to Tonkinese. In 1960s, a Canadian breeder registers this cat breed at the Canadian Cat Association. Today, Tonkinese Cats become friendly pet for everyone.

Facts about Tonkinese Cats

  • Temperament – Tonkinese Cats are friendly, loyal, vigorous, intelligent and affectionate with family. They thrive on human companionship; do not leave them alone for long period. They are quiet cats and they are trainable for various trick. They will enjoy spending time with owner and playing fetch with their toys. The Tonkinese Cat is just same as their parents; they are friendly towards human and other pets.
  • Appearance – The Tonkinese cat has a muscular medium-sized body. They have a wedge-shaped head and come with a pair of large ears. The eyes are usually almond-shaped. They have thin and muscular legs. They have oval paws.
  • Coat color and pattern – The coat is short and shiny. Tonkinese Cats come in four basic coat color which are platinum (Lilac or frost), natural (sable or seal), blue and champagne (chocolate). There are three types of coat patterns which are mink, point and solid. The Point Tonkinese has a pair of bright blue eyes. The Mink Tonkinese has a pair of aqua eyes and the Solid Tonkinese has a pair of gold or blue-green eyes.









Tonkinese Cats Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 6 to 12 pounds (male and female)
Group Hybrid Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around; they enjoy a game of fetch with owner
Litter Size Average 6 kittens
Grooming Requirements Regular brushing is recommended
Environment Indoor


Tonkinese Cats are healthy cat breed. If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Tonkinese Cat from Tonkinese rescue or look for Tonkinese Cat breeders.

Tonkinese Cats