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Anyone own a Tonkinese?

post #1 of 13
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I LOVE Tonkinese cats. I think they are so beautiful - glossy coat, intelligent face, generally a very friendly and curious nature.

I don't think I've seen anyone here with a Tonkinese though - are they not a well known breed?
post #2 of 13
The only tonks I've seen are the ones that are in the show ring. They win quite a lot. But for pets, people just don't talk about them. Perhaps a lot of people have tonks and others mistake them for being an old fashioned siamese.

If I got a Tonk, I'd go for the platiumn tonks - they would be the equilivant of the lilac siamese.
post #3 of 13
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I love Burmese and Siamese, and these are a cross - so the best of both worlds for me

The first I saw of a Tonkinese, was one that was often walked on a harness and leash down the main street where my Nan lives, and he was just gorgeous. He wasn't fussed by anything, but if someone asked to pat him, he was so affectionate. He was a beautiful chocolate colour.

If I had a Tonkinese cat and a Weimeraner dog I would be in animal heaven
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I love Burmese and Siamese, and these are a cross - so the best of both worlds for me

The first I saw of a Tonkinese, was one that was often walked on a harness and leash down the main street where my Nan lives, and he was just gorgeous. He wasn't fussed by anything, but if someone asked to pat him, he was so affectionate. He was a beautiful chocolate colour.

If I had a Tonkinese cat and a Weimeraner dog I would be in animal heaven
Well, I never thought that I'd have one, but it is possible that we may be getting one in February. I'll let you know how he is, but just from looking up the breed, I can imagine that he and Bit will get along well.
post #5 of 13
I have a Tonk wannabe moggie, everything about her is Tonkinese, but since we don't know her background, she could be a Tonk, but to us she's just a pretty pointed moggie.
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Well, I never thought that I'd have one, but it is possible that we may be getting one in February. I'll let you know how he is, but just from looking up the breed, I can imagine that he and Bit will get along well.
Oh cool!!!! I reckon you should get a Tonkinese rather than a Sphynx Then I can see lots and lots of pictures of my favourite breed!!

I reckon a Tonk would get on very well with your boys
post #7 of 13
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Oh cool!!!! I reckon you should get a Tonkinese rather than a Sphynx Then I can see lots and lots of pictures of my favourite breed!!

I reckon a Tonk would get on very well with your boys
From what I am reading the Tonk I may adopt could give 8-Bit a run for his money. LOL
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From what I am reading the Tonk I may adopt could give 8-Bit a run for his money. LOL
I was just thinking what trouble the 2 of them could get into together!
post #9 of 13
I own a tonk. Unfortunately I just got him last month so I won''t be able to tell you anything you can't read. I got him to be a companion for my burmilla girl. I'll be posting pictures of the two shortly.
post #10 of 13
i wanted to get a tonk as a pal for stoli - but the breeder nearest me is VERY expensive. There is an Egyptian Mau breeder nearer me for much cheaper.
post #11 of 13
I was thinking maybe Tolly Anakats kitty is a tonk? But I guess I wouldn't really be able to tell.
post #12 of 13
Nope, Tolly is a black Oriental Shorthair.
A Tonk resembles a slightly smaller, densely packed, more muscular Applehead Siamese, with a lighter blue to aqua eye color.
post #13 of 13
Aah thanks Arlyn!
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