Tonkinese cats are svelte, muscular,medium sized cats weighing 6-12 pounds (2.7-5.4 kg). Tonkinese cats are short hairs with a silky close lying fur that comes in three patterns, solid, mink, and pointed. They come in eight colors and generally have striking aqua eyes, but may also have greenish gold, sky blue and others.
Tonkinese cats have a lifespan of 15-18 years.
Tonkinese cats are active and very social, meeting guests at the door with you. They enjoy playing games including fetch. They like to ride on your shoulders or jump into your lap when you sit down.
Intelligent and social, these cats easily get bored. If you are need to leave this cat alone for long periods of time it is best if you give him a companion of another Tonkinese or his cousins, a Siamese or Burmese.
Tonkinese cats are very affection and get along well with kids and other cats.
Other: This breed is recognized by CFA and TICA.