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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

  • ... and Milly-Chan has small (normal?) babies Whilst St Katherine's first born was 132 grams, the smallest  kitten in Milly-Chan's litter was a mere 62 grams! But, all kittens are doing well. 
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 1:59 PM by Alida Delport
  • Dinkey has 5 huge kittens Proud mom Cherie-Shelldon St Katerine, better known as "Dinkey Dragon" had 5 huge babies yesterday. I could not yet check gender, as Dinkey is adamant that her babies shall ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2014, 1:53 PM by Alida Delport
  • Cherie-Finesse Cats won Public's Favourite votes at Darling Show At the Country Cat Show Spring Festival 2014 at Darling, the Public's Favourite was Cherie-Finesse Aletta, owned by Christine Basson (8). from Darling. Aletta therefore also won the ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2014, 1:06 PM by Alida Delport
  • Chocolate Burmillas? Anenika and Snowey'n babies.... All are silvers, pointing taht Snowey seems to be deuble silver.
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 1:21 PM by Alida Delport
  • Webinar Alida was keynote speaker on a webinar "Saving the Traditional Chinchilla Persian - an endangered species". This webinar was looking for answers on the question: "Is it possible for the old ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 10:58 PM by Alida Delport
  • Best LH on show  Kitten Ch Cherie-Finesse Madame Tosca of Von Cheri, owned by Vonè Schreuder, was "Judge's Best" for judge Pauline Nel on the OSRBG show on 10 August in Durbanville ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 3:56 PM by Alida Delport
  • Webinar 27 Aug 6 AM SA Time Dear cat lovers,I am speaking on a webinar with the title "Saving the Traditional Chinchilla Persian - an endangered cat breed" on 27 August 6 AM SA time / 26 August ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2014, 7:29 AM by Alida Delport
  • 'Milla makes 'Chilla chill Here is a feedback photo from the Lubbe family of Hermanus. They first bought a Chinchilla (right) end 2012, and recently a Burmilla (left). These two cats love each other ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2014, 2:58 PM by Alida Delport
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