The European Burmese is similar to the Burmese except for her body and eye shape, having a slim, elegant body that is roundly contoured and eyes that are slightly curved and slanted toward the nose. The European Burmese has a sweet, loving disposition and is extremely loyal to her family. An intelligent cat, this breed is an ideal pet that gets along well with cats and cat friendly dogs.
According to legend, Burmese were temple cats and the pets of royalty long before the Siamese claimed the honor. Each Burmese cat was assigned a novice monk whose duties included indulging every whim of his feline charge.