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

  • 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
  • Next Webinar 30 November World famous Dr Leslie Loyns is delivering a presentation on the Chinchilla genetics. A must for both Chinchilla and Burmilla breeders. Because end November celebrates Thanksgiving, the webinar will spend ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 2:18 PM by Alida Delport
  • Dehlia deals with 5 babies in first litter Dehlia can deal with everything: even a first-time litter of 5 kittens. An interesting bundle of colours from this tortie-coloured cat, ranging from snow white with pink nose ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 1:40 PM by Alida Delport
  • Lené has 2 babies Lené had 2 kittens on 4 November. Seems like some sort of chocolate tipping. We still need to lean a lot about colouring! She had an easy birth. Looks at ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 1:31 PM by Alida Delport
  • Arnella's babies The cat bought by the late Alan Edwards found a wonderful new home with Gretha Loubser in Malmesbury. Here are some pictures of her first litter. It seems that one ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2014, 1:33 PM by Alida Delport
  • Milly-Chan has 5 babies Whilst St Katherine's first born was 132 grams, the smallest kitten in Milly-Chan's litter of was a mere 62 grams! But, all kittens are doing well. 
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 1:13 PM by Alida Delport
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