Tonkinese Rescue Information: The Tonkinese is a medium-sized, short-haired cat. Tonkinese are similar to Burmese in temperament. Tonkinese are very intelligent, pleasant companions. Playful kittens mature into dignified adults. Tonkinese get along well with children and other pets, and are sociable with visitors. Tonkinese love attention and affection, and can be easy to train.
Tonkinese Trivia: Tonkinese are descended from Siamese crossed with Burmese. Tonkinese have nothing to do with the Tonkin region of Asia. Tonkinese were named after Tonkan, a fictional island in the musical, South Pacific, where half-breeds find acceptance. Tonkinese are also called Tonks. Tonkinese like to fetch like dogs.