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

  • WCF RULE ON KITTEN AGE Kittens may not be separated from the mother before the twelfth week of life, unless a veterinary medical indication exists.Kittens are allowed to leave the cattery only after completion ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2014, 12:20 PM by Alida Delport
  • Chillas & Millas What a stunning mix! Pictured here from left to right are Cherie-Finesse Stardust, Cherie-Finesse Black Paw, Cherie-Finesse Princess Carissa and Cherie-Finesse Princess Clarice. The name Stardust ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2014, 12:22 PM by Alida Delport
  • Madame Butterfly's new babies Born 31 December 2013. Three females - think they will all be shaded like mom and dad Dear Nikki. 
    Posted Jan 29, 2014, 6:03 AM by Alida Delport
  • Elizabeth Wentworth takes excellent photos! Isn't this a stunning photo?  On the CASA show of 30 November 2013 Cherie-Finesse Maanskyn won the WCF Kitten Ring. Judge Daniël Germishuys seems to LOVE the breed ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 7:09 AM by Alida Delport
  • Our Burmilla is world class! Ch Cherie-Shelldon Lenè of Cherie-Finesse won the Adult WCF Ring on the CASA show in Durbanville on 30 November 2013. She also was Best Overall winner on the ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 6:55 AM by Alida Delport
  • Mooi bly maar mooi! (Pretty stays pretty!) Cherie-Finesse Oscar on the day before Christmas. He was a true Chrismas gift to his new owner. Hopefully we will see him on shows in the future.Sire: Supreme ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 7:24 AM by Alida Delport
  • Cherie-Finesse grooming being sponsored Our deepest thanks to Michele Minteer from the USA who offered to sponsor the salary of a dedicated groomer for our cattery.  The groomer is Olga Mbali, who has a ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 6:17 AM by Alida Delport
  • Burmilla has Sphynx as best friend Cherie-Finesse Adair Sophie in her new home in Somersetwest with a Sphynx as new best friend. 
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 1:01 AM by Alida Delport
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