At Kirheim we breed wonderful and lovable Burmese along with beautiful and mischievous Bengals. Kirhiem Burmese and Bengal cattery is located near Whatawhata, just west of Hamilton New Zealand


May 2015

We are currently looking for a special home for a few of our very special adult cats. Please see the kittens page for details.

Here at Kirhiem we are very proud to announce the arrival into out breeding program of  "SUPREME DB GR CH ARTATTACK NGALA"  (Imp Aust). His looks say it all. His temperament is to die for!

Thank you to Patty of Wild Treasure Bengals and his Australian breeders at Artattack for producing this beautiful boy and allowing us to have him. We are looking forward to his babies in the spring.

One of our Burmese kittens recently turned 22 and we recieved a lovely letter from Joan and Roger Petterson. You can read the letter on our Burmese page and see what life is like with one of our beauiful Burmese kittens.

If anyone is interested in a kitten, we are happy to send photo's.

Our prices are still very reasonable for such beautiful babies. This is purely a hobby and we are only interested in having our babies go to loving permanent homes.

We look forward to hearing from those interested in making a "Kirhiem Kitten" a friend for life.

Please see the Kittens page for details on current availability.

A little history:

We began breeding Burmese in 1989 and Bengals in 1998. We are now semi-retired and currently live on a lifestyle block in Whatawhata, west of Hamilton. We own a few calves, a retired pacer 'Rymish', a miniature mare 'Tabertha' and her foal 'Peppy'. An elderly German Shepherd 'Greta' , a naughty Miniature Schnauzer 'Baxter' and 'Bart' our Sulfer Crested Cockatoo complete the brood.

Our breeding of Burmese began with the adored Rendara Seal Selina. This wonderful Burmese was my soul mate for 19 years and inspired my love of these magnificent cats.

During this time I imported a friendly natured seal boy from England named Tasstia Bertie Brown. Later I purchased two females that had travelled with him and were initially intended for another breeder. The first was named Mickadnna Sweet Passion (Kiri), a beautiful seal with an excellent temperament, and the other was a chocolate, Brungeru Dresden Doll kitten resulting from the UK mating of Typha Plush Velvet and Kathima Taffita Tulip. Dolly (as she was known) produced our first NZ Cat Fancy Award winner Kirheim Maidtolove. Many of our Burmese are related to these very special imports.

Bertie Brown, Kiri and Dolly have now passed away but many of their progeny are carrying on from them and will too, live out their days receiving lots of love and special care.

We also imported a seal boy Burwyck Balthazar (Taz) from Australia. He has produced many top show winners along with the English girls. Taz has now reached retirement so I have kept his son Kirheim Final Edition (Buster). Buster's mother is Kirheim Maidtolove. Aust Ch Boyagarrie Rastaman (Rasta) was our final import, he is a big beautiful seal boy also imported from Australia.

We hope you will enjoy meeting with us