Virtually no  cats had been imported from Thailand since and not surprising, the breed had become inbred. A rather sobering study by Dr. Leslie Lyons, renown cat researcher, revealed that American Burmese are the most inbred cat breed in the world. The prospects for the breed did not look good. I decided to do something about it. The American Burmese breed was CREATED with a Siamese and a Tonkinese cat, imported from Thailand,  100 years ago.

The only sensible thing to do was to import more cats from Thailand and add some genetic diversity to the American Burmese breed. And that is what I did. I have imported a spectrum of cats from Thailand and use them in my Burmese breeding program. And, as a result of importing all these cats, not only do I have healthy Burmese kittens, I also occasionally have Tonkinese, Siamese, and Bomabay kittens available. Because my cats are genetically diverse, I get a range of kitten colors! Though I think my cats are beautiful, they do not look like the American Burmese you see at cat shows. They have a nose for starters!

But, I do not aim to produce show cats. I am to produce the healthy pets that will bring joy and happiness to their owners for years and years. I feel that what sets these cats apart from the other breeds is their fantastic dog-like personality. All of the American Burmese cats in my breeding program, and those imported from Thailand, have that irresistible personality we associated with the Burmese breed. If you are looking for a healthy cat, brimming with personality, you have come to the right cattery. If you are looking for a healthy Burmese cat, I have those. My goal is to maintain the characteristic dog like Burmese personality and correct the health problems that have become associated with the breed.

Schar, owner of Indian Spring Cats, a specialist in natural medicine. I believe in working with nature and never against it. In my medical practice, I study foods and medicines that make people healthy. When I I expanded my studies to Burmese cats, I realized the starting point was improving the genetic health of the breed. They were inbred and inbred never means healthy. I am actively researching ways to improve the health of the breed, and that includes importing cats from Thailand and a whole lot of genetic research.

Please visit the big science project known as my farm by hitting the button above, to know more about my work with natural medicine, hit the link below. Ask anyone who has had one, they are mans other best friend. They fetch and come to their name. No midnight stroll in the freezing winter with a plastic bag in hand required when you have a Burmese cat! There is no other breed of cat that consistently has the affectionate, people-oriented personality of the Burmese, Tonkinese, and Siamese. I run a 10 acre eco farm outside Washington, DC which boasts a natural Indian Spring, hence the name.

I am really into the cats from Thailand, so much so, I  opened «The Thai Cat Center». The center is all about studying this natural breed of cat, in its homeland and in the west. I work with breeders in Thailand, breeders in America, and cat scientists to increase our knowledge of these cats. If you want to know more about these incredible cats, visit my web site by clicking below. I am also active with the group, TIMBA, or The International Maew Boran Association. What we think of as Burmese, Siamese, and Tonkinese cats are called Maew Boran in Thailand. TIMBA  is working to preserve the national breed of Thailand and has a registration program for cats in Thailand.

Its a great group doing great work. Visit there site at www. In an effort to breed healthy cats, I have imported cats from Thailand to diversify my breeding program. Washingtond indian spring cats imported thai cats indian spring cats kittens for sale indian spring cats burmese siamese tonkinese cats. How Long Do Cats Live? How long do cats live? We have facts and figures on the average cat lifespan, for indoor as well as outdoor cats. Catster » How Long Do Cats Live? A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat. This aphorism is widely attributed to Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield. Catster Magazine Is Here: Subscribe Today!