Modelling and Performing Cats

  • The Cherie-Finesse cattery holds a proud track record in the international television commercial and stills advertising industry.
  • Several trained cats regularly work for Nestle Petcare Purina as brand breed for Gourmet and Fancy Feast.
  • Other clients that used cats bred by us include Toyota, Volkswagen Germany, Audi, Orange UK, Whiskas UK, Lucky Pet UK, American Swiss, Nasionale Pers, Top Billing, Charlie Jade TV series,  Massive Tone, Woolworths, and more.
Breeding Cats
  • Cherie-Finesse Cattery breeds "long-nosed" Chinchilla cats since 1978.
  • Seven foundation cats were imported from the Dearheart bloodline of the late J Ramsdale (USA).
  • During 2007/9 eight more USA cats were imported from Diane Amble, L'Dearheart Cattery.
  • In 2011 we started a new Burmilla program in South Africa by managing a mating between a Burmese male and a Chinchilla female
  • We purchased a Burmese female kitten in 2011. This opens the opportunity for breeding Burmese and Burmilla.
  • The welfare of our cats is our first priority.
  • Our cats are maintained in a homely environment.
  • Kittens are raised as part of our day-to-day living.
  • We collaborate with like-minded breeders in an extended, international breeding program to preserve the Traditional Longhair gene pool.

Showing Cats

  • Cherie-Finesse is a well-known name in the world of cat shows in South Africa.
  • Our cats rank among the top in the country, with a proud list of finalists in the SACC Cat of the Year and Cape Top Cat competitions.
  • In 2006, Cherie-Finesse Vinette, owned by Dianne Amble, USA, became our first CFA champion.

News and Announcements

  • Five breeding cats to Cape Town A breeder from a country town in SA had to give up breeding due to one of her children developing an allergy towards the cats. She was referred to Cherie ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2015, 1:18 AM by Alida Delport
  • Moon Shadow WCF Ring winner On the CASA show of 27 June 2015, SA Double Supreme Champion Cherie-Finesse Moon Shadow was awarded first place in the WCF Ring by CFA judge Jan Rogers from ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2015, 1:44 PM by Alida Delport
  • New Show Hero from Cherie-Finesse Mr Morné Swanepoel with Jnr Champion Cherie-Finesse Baron Dominique Jean Larrey of Emerald on a photo published in the Tygerburger.  Cherie-Finesse Baron Dominique Jean Larrey was named after ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2015, 11:39 PM by Alida Delport
  • Change of address and phone number My new home address is: 6 Montagne Avenue,Vredekloof Glen,Brackenfell,7560Tel: 021 982 0800To get there from N1 Cape Town: (1) Take Old Oak Offramp(2) Continue ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 1:33 AM by Alida Delport
  • Now on Facebook Well, after so many years of shying away from not Facing the Book, I eventually had to give in. Cherie-Finesse now has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook ...
    Posted May 25, 2015, 2:10 PM by Alida Delport
  • Moon Shadow and Lene's daughter SA Supreme Champion Cherie-Finesse Moon Shadow and SA Tripple Grand Champion Cherie-Shelldon produced a stunning daughter, Cherie-Finesse Robina. Robina is F3 phenotype and F1 genotype. I was ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2015, 11:58 AM by Alida Delport
  • King Solomon sired his first litter in the USA Just got good news from Christy Philips, Chrystalpaw Persians, USA, that King Solomon's first USA kids were born.  We are getting the kitten that we exchanged him for soon ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2015, 6:10 PM by Alida Delport
  • New breeding pair to USA Cherie-Finesse Baroness Barbara of Miranda and Cherie-Finesse Fascinating Ferdinand of Miranda are going to Maryland next year to Jana Lashmit of the CFA-registered Miranda cattery as a ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2015, 11:59 AM by Alida Delport
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