Burmese cats are are cats that act like dogs.  Should you buy one,  you will not be a cat owner but rather you will be owned by a cat. Unlike other cats, Burmese cats are not distant creatures! In fact, they are down right pushy when it comes to getting the love they crave. 

Burmese cats are very affectionate and attentive companions who demand  attention and love to be hugged. They fetch and come to their name.  They are the closest thing to a dog in the cat world but in our opinion, they are far better! They are the dog minus the walk! No midnight stroll in the freezing winter with a plastic bag in hand required when you are owned by one of these cats! 

I run a 10 acre eco farm outside Washington, DC which boasts a natural Indian Spring, hence the name.

Indian Spring Cats Burmese Siamese Tonkinese Cats

When I started Indian Spring Cattery, it was my intention to breed Burmese cats.  In my opinion, Burmese cats make the best pets in the entire world. But,  I soon discovered the American Burmese breed was in trouble. The breed was created with two cats, Wong Mau and Tai Mau,  imported from Asia in the 1930's. 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. My thought was this. 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 Tonkinese and Siamese 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 breed for health and personality and…….. for health and personality. 


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 an irresistible personality.  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. If you are looking for an old style old school Siamese, I have those. If you are looking for what lies between the two, a Tonkinese,  I have those too! 


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There is no other breed of cat that consistently has the affectionate, people-oriented personality of the Burmese, Tonkinese, and Siamese.  

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My focus is on breeding the healthiest cats with the best personalities to create super healthy super friendly pets. I select for these traits and it works. 


Owner:  Dr. Douglas Schar

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.timba.org or click on the link below.

Indian Spring Cats:  Burmese, Siamese, and Tonkinese

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I have been breeding cats off and on for 34 years. In addition, I have studied animal genetics for a long time, have thoroughly researched the genetics of Thai cats, and use this knowledge to guide my breeding program. 

studying and promoting health l for People and Felines alike.

I am Dr. 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. 

To read more about my work with nature,   click on the link below.

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I am working to make the Burmese breed a healthier breed of cats. I  need families to purchase the kittens that are not chosen for use in my breeding program.  Selective breeding requires selecting a few cats to be kept for breeding, and placing a whole lot more in homes.   By purchasing one of my kittens, you make it possible for me to continue working to make the Burmese breed a healthier breed of cats. In addition, I regularly contribute my kittens sales money the Thai cat preservation effort in Thailand. If the cats don't survive there, they don't survive anywhere. When you purchase a kitten from me, you help the breed and you help the cats in Thailand. 



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