Welcome to Oakenshield Burmese, Burmese cat breeders in Sussex, and to exhibitors Carolyn and Robin Kempe. We live in sunny East Sussex, near to the south coast.
All our cats live indoors and our kittens are born and raised indoors as part of the family. Our kittens are well socialised and are happy to go to their new homes and live with a well trained dog or children.
Carolyn was born and brought up with cats (and dogs, horses and just about any kind of pet - except spiders!) She has owned Burmese since the late 1970s and had her first litter in 1983. Her first champion was a lovely brown boy Ch Oakenshield Pinball Wizard in 1986 and she has since bred nearly 50 Champions, Grand Champions, Premiers and Grand Premiers.
The proudest moment was in 2001 when the handsome red boy UK Gr Ch Oakenshield Buster Bertie won Supreme Overall Exhibit at the Supreme Show. Bertie's litter sister Ch Imp Gr Pr Oakenshield Toffee Apple, who is 15 years old, is still winning top awards at shows.
Carolyn sits on the Committee of the Burmese Cat Club. She is a GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) delegate for the club and is also Regional Advisor for Kent and East Sussex. Robin is very involved with the cats and cat shows and is an enthusiastic and popular helper at cat shows. Our Burmese are first and foremost important family members and having lovely kittens occasionally is the icing on the cake!