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Tonkinese

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Tonkinese


Tonkinese


Country of Origin USA & Canada
Date of Origin 1960s
Weight 2.5 - 5.5 Kgs (6 - 12 lbs)

Main Characteristics


Tonkinese are medium sized, slender cats that have a wedge-shaped head and large wide-set ears. Their short, sleek coats can be the following colours:
Self and tortie mink: brown, chocolate, red, blue, lilac, cream, brown tortie, chocolate tortie, blue tortie, lilac tortie, cinnamon, fawn, pointed and sepia patterns.
Tabbies (all patterns): as above

Temperament

Tonkinese are sociable and intelligent.

Suitability

If you are considering an Tonkinese as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are active
They are gregarious

Interesting Facts

Tonkinese were once called:
Golden Siamese

Tonk is a common nickname for Tonkinese.
 


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