|It has been said that if you want a dog,
a cat, or a monkey, you want a Bombay.
can often be leash trained, most enjoy
"fetch," and all are fond
new ways to entertain themselves and
folks that live with them. Bombays
and outgoing, and make intelligent,
companions. They do well with children
will often act as a "greeter"
visitors. They live compatibly with
and other pets as well. The Bombay
combines the easy-going temperament
nature of the American Shorthair and
social, inquisitive, lap-loving character
of the Burmese.|
With the exception of color, the Bombay and Burmese standards are very similar. Whereas the Burmese body presents a compact sturdy appearance, the Bombay body is of medium length, neither compact nor rangy, presenting a more lithesome appearance then its Burmese cousin. The Bombay's head is rounded with a short muzzle, but there should not be a "pugged" or "snubbed" look. The coat is the most defining characteristic of the Bombay. Its short, flat, gleaming, black-to-the-roots coat accentuates its rippling muscular form. And, along with its conspicuous gold to copper eye color, leads to the Bombay being described as the "Patent leather kid with the copper penny eyes."