Burmilla Cat Club
::News and Information::
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Star of the Month
photos and details to Webmaster
Names, details and photos of cat show results and new titles gaining at shows in 2014.
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Welcome to the Burmilla Cat Club’s new Website
This is the site if you’re looking for a kitten or just general information about the breed .
Site updated 15.04.14
New site created 17.09.13
Star of the Month
Brandywell High Moon
What a great picture of the feet
The Burmilla Cat Club was formed on 21st January 1984 by Thérèse and Charles Clarke and Barbara Gazzaniga. Thérèse and Charles had bred the first 2nd generation litter from Gemma and Jaycynthe bred by Miranda Von Kirsburgh and the foundation of the Clarkes Kartush lines. Barbara had bought Kartush Amreatea a chocolate shaded silver with the intention of breeding a new line of Burmillas with her as the foundation queen. It was then decided to form a club to shape the future breeding programme, and standard of points for the Burmilla and to promote and encourage breeders to take up this beautiful cat. To this end an official announcement was published in Cat world on 1st March 1984 by which time the club had attracted 22 ordinary members. Informal meetings were held during the year and at the 1st AGM held on 24th March 1985 the officers were elected..
Since those early days membership has increased with members from several countries in Scandinavia, Western Europe,and as far as Australia. The Club became affiliated to the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) on 1st January 1986, also becoming affiliated to the Cat Association on 3rd July 1986 (the Cat Association (CA) then went on to become the FIFe member for the UK).
In May of 1994 the club held the second of two show at which FIFe senior judges came to assess the breed over five generations in order to grant full breed status. Having passed this scrutiny the breed was recognised from 1st January 1995 as a full breed by the FIFe
The Club welcomes new members who breed, own pets or just love the breed, see the notice board for details
The Burmilla Cat Club routinely helps to re home Burmillas and associated breeds. If you are looking to adopt an older cat, when we get request they will be posted in this spot, usually with the current owners details to make a direct application. If we have no cats currrently looking for new homes and you would like us to let you know if any occur, you can email the web-master with your details to be advised if a cat is in need