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If you've always wanted a warm, fluffy, furball to curl up on your lap, then you're probably looking for a longhaired cat breed. Cats with long hair have luxurious coats, which are both silky and soft to the touch. Despite their cuteness and beauty, a longhaired cat is not suitable for every home. They require regular grooming to ensure their coats remain tangle-free. Also, the long hair may trigger dander allergies, which are exacerbated by steady shedding.
Nevertheless, if you’ve got the time to care their frisky
felines, then consider adopting a cat from any of the following breeds:
Despite their resemblance, they bare no relation to
raccoons. Maine Coons have lots of muscle and bone weight behind them, along with
lots of long and fluffy fur. Named after raccoons, these cats are mischievous
and very clever. A full-grown Coon can weigh as much as twenty pounds. They
also have tufted ears with a tail that looks like a feather.
Turkish Angoras are the oldest longhaired cat breeds in Europe. They have long and fluffy tails with pointed ears. This cat breed is prone to a unique mutation called heterochromia, which means one eye has a different color from the other. Angoras have delicate features and are simply elegant. They have a silky coat that doesn't require much care. Angoras are also very sociable.
This cat breed has a glamorous reputation for being luxurious
and suave. Persian cats are calm and easy-going. They love to laze around,
play, and pounce. This breed is quite loyal and loves to seek attention from
their owners. They also have a lush coat that can grow up to eight inches in
length, which has a cottony and silky texture.
Persian cats have a large skull, flat face, and chubby
body, making them prone to sinus issues.
Domestic Long Hair
This is one of the most popular longhaired cat breeds in
the United States. Due to their wide genetic mix, they are predisposed to any
diseases or ailments which may occur due to heredity. This cat breed first
appeared in Western Asia and was later imported to Europe during the 16th
Century. Their breed was documented in Italy in 1521. Its characteristic long
coat is thought to be a result of a genetic mutation.
Many cat breeds were brought over to America from Europe
on the ship, the Mayflower. They were shipped over to protect farms and
colonist’s foods from vermin and rodents. As more cats were brought over,
natural breeding led to the creation of various American breeds.
What's unique about the domestic longhaired cat, is that if it breeds
with a short-haired cat and it results in a short-haired kitten, then it may
develop long hair when it grows up.