The European Burmese and the American Burmese share a common heritage. They were both derived from a single brown cat from Burma named Wong Mau.
The most noticeable difference between a European Burmese and an American Burmese is the color range. Because of an accidental introduction of the red gene in the U.K. The European Burmese has a total of ten colors. The 6 extra colors in addition to the existing Sable, Champagne, Blue and Platinum are red, cream, brown-tortie, chocolate-tortie, blue-tortie and lilac-tortie.
The European Burmese is a chic and stylish cat breed with modestly rounded, firm body curves and a medium length tail. Its head is slightly rounded with a strong chin and wide jaw at the base. It has a short, close lying and lustrous coat.
This breed has a natural sweet and intelligent personality. The European Burmese is regarded as outstanding pet and good companion to both people and other pets. Their personality allows them to be excellent sick-room assistant.
Just like any other pedigree, the European Burmese should never be permitted outdoors without supervision because they are prone to wandering. Keeping them indoors will keep them from getting infectious diseases or rabies and keep them from getting lost or stolen. The grooming a European Burmese is very minimal because of their short and naturally shiny coat. During shedding, a regular rub down with a rubber mitten is already enough to remove their dead hair. Claw clipping can be done when necessary but should be introduced during their kitten hood. At times when they become mischievous, disciplining a Burmese is not hard, a water spray will do the trick to keep them on guard.