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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #
Name Malayan
Other names None
Origin United Kingdom
Size Medium
Coat LongShortGlossySatin
Lap Cat No
Life span 12-18 years
Temperament AffectionateInteractivePlayfulSocial
Weight Male: 8 - 13 poundsFemale: 6 - 12 pounds
Colors Black
Kitten Price Average $300 - $500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults and children (6+) and can be affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 5 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: To keep the coat clean and shiny, owners can do that by simply taking their Asian, and stroking it, while rubbing it with using either a flannel cloth, glove or chamois. They should be brushed once a week.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: This is a very long-lived and healthy cat, with very few health issues. However they are prone to snoring due to their facial structure and also renal problems.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 stars
Shedding 1 starsMinimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.
Social Needs 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 5 starsFrequent Vocalization: It is known to be very vocal. Owners might be concerned for excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Alex Alice
02 Zeus Gracie
03 Coco Kiki
04 Argent Alexa
05 Tom Kitkat
06 Trouble Belle
07 Avalon Maggie
08 Momo Tippy
09 Titan Tamara
10 Clay Summer

The Asian, also known as the Malayan, is a cat breed similar to the Burmese but in a range of different coat colours and patterns. Longhaired Asians of all varieties are called Tiffanies. Asians are grouped in the foreign section at cat shows. It is a medium-sized cat, with a muscular and compact body, which is devoid of fat. It has a broad and rounded chest, and slender legs. The straight tail is of medium length. The pleasantly rounded head has no flattened areas, and there is a very visible spot in profile. This gives the Asian a full-looking face. The round and wide-set eyes come in the colour of yellow.

Asians are very affectionate and lovable, just like its originated brother, the Burmese. It is inquisitive, and loves to explore the house. It has a strong will. It often enjoys traveling in a cat carrier. Asians are highly vocal, and have very loud voices. Owners should note that these cats demand an owner who will pay attention to it, interact with it, and always hug and hold them frequently. This behavior is quite similar to the Burmese. The Asian is a sociable animal with familiar people, but is also sociable even towards strangers sometimes. They are like lap cats, and are playful and energetic for life.