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Attention: Long-haired Cat Breeds

Long haired cats are considered breeds of cats with long hair coats, being known as beautiful pets. The hair of the long haired cats needs regular brushing to keep your pet healthy and happy. Its fur is much exposed to matting than the fur of Short haired cats. If you decide to own a long haired cat, having the time to take care of it, you must decide at first what kind of long haired cats you might possess. There are 20 popular long haired cats:

1-Persian

Persian isn’t considered a good pet for kids, but they didn’t object to being friendly with dogs if they didn’t chase them, Iran origin, cost between 500- 700$. Persians need regular grooming to keep their coat clean. These cats are exposed to many health diseases, so their owners should take care of their health to reduce the risks of these health problems. Persians are quiet cats, so their owners shouldn’t be concerned about their crying especially at night. Its life span  14-15 years, Persians weight about 9-14 pounds, having many colors as white, blue, black, red, cream, chocolate and lilac.

2-Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a good pet with other pets and children that is known to be a healthy breed,  USA origin, cost between 500-1200$, having a long coat that needs regular grooming twice a week to keep it healthy and clean by massaging the skin, removing debris and loosing hair. You must brush its hair regularly to reduce the risk of hairballs. Maine coon is known with its calmness, so their owners shouldn’t be concerned of their crying, especially at night. Its life span 12-15 years, average weight  12-18 pounds, having many colors as black, golden, gray, silver and white.

3-Ragdoll

The Ragdoll is considered a gentle cat that is friendly with the others, living in USA, costing between 800: 1000$, having a soft and silky coat that needs regular grooming to keep its coat healthy. Although Ragdoll licks its coat to clean themselves, regular grooming is considered a necessity to remove hair and prevent matting. Ragdoll cats didn’t have many diseases as the other breeds. These cats are so calm pets, average weight 12-20 pounds, having many colors as blue, chocolate, cream, lilac, and red.

4-Scottish Fold

Scottish fold cat is considered a lovely, social, loyal and playful with the adults and children, UK origin, having a medium size, costing between 400-600 $. Their coat is short and soft, but it needs regular grooming to keep it in good shape. Scottish fold cat  didn’t have many health problems as the other breeds, being so calm breed, weighting about 7-11 pounds for males and weighting about 5-8 pounds for females, having many colors as white, black, blue, red, cream and silver. Its life span 11-14 years.

5-Norwegian forest cat

Norwegian forest cat is considered an intelligent, active, social, calm, playful and lovely cat with the others,  Norway origin, costing between 600-800 $, having a long, silky, soft and glossy coat that needs regular grooming that must happen weekly. This cat has a lot of diseases that need long-term medical costs, to avoid the risks of these illnesses. Their males are weighting average 10-16 pounds, while females are weighting about 8-12 pounds, having many colors as white, black, blue, red, cream, silver, tabby and cinnamon. Its life span  12-16 years.

6-Birman

Birman cat is considered a medium-sized cat that is gentle and social with the others, living in France, costing about 400-600 $, having a long, soft, and silky coat that needs regular grooming, having many health problems that require long-term medical costs. Its males are weighting about 9-15 pounds, while females are weighting about 6-10 pounds. Birman cat is a cute cat that can live 14-15 years, having many colors as blue, chocolate, seal, spotted and lilac.

7-Siberian cat

Siberian cat is considered a large cat that lived in Russia, having a semi-long undercoat that needs regular grooming, being intelligent, loyal, calm, agile and playful cat. Siberian cat didn’t have many health problems, so it didn’t need long-term medical costs, having many colors as blue, fawn, black, silver, tabby and white. Its males are weighting about 12-16 pounds, while its males are weighting about 8-12 pounds. Its life span is about 12-15 years and it didn’t have many problems, being suitable for children and other pets, being a so expensive cat as it costs about 1200-2500 $.

8-Selkirk Rex cat

Selkirk Rex cat is known with its soft curly hair that needs regular grooming, having a medium size, living in the USA, being suitable for children who treat them politely and other pets as it is loyal, lovely, patient, playful, social and quiet cat. Its life span is about 14-15 years. Its males are weighting about 11-16 pounds, while its females are weighting about 6-12 pounds, having many colors as white, black, red, cream, chocolate and lavender. It costs about 600 – 800 $.

9-American Curl

The American Curl is considered a highly distinctive cat that has an elegant, wispy ears that curl backwards, creating an alert, having a fan-like tail that should be brushed regularly, having a silky, soft, light undercoat, soft, silky, lustrous and flat lying coat, belonging to USA. This cat is intelligent, curious, interactive, lively, playful and social cat with the others, having many colors as blue, black, red, cream, chocolate, and lilac. Its life span is about 12-16 years. Its males are weighting about 7-10 pounds, while its females are weighting about 5-8 pounds. It costs about 800 – 1200 $.

10-Somali

The Somali is considered a breathtaking cat that resembles a red fox, having a medium size, having long legs and when standing it appears to be on its tiptoes, living in Somalia, having long, soft and silky coat that needs regular grooming to keep it clean. Its life span is about 12-16 years, being intelligent, loyal and gentle with the adults, children and other pets. Its males are weighting about 10-12 pounds, while females are weighting about 6-10 pounds, having many colors as red, blue, fawn, chocolate, silver, black, and ruddy. It costs about 400 – 600 $, being a calm breed that has a lot of health problems.

11-Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora is considered a snowy white feline with a shimmery, having a medium-length outer coat that seemed to be long, sleek, silky and soft, having a wavy fur. Turkish Angora is an intelligent, clever, playful, gentle and social cat with children and the other pets. Its males are weighting about 7-10 pounds, while females are weighting about 5-8 pounds, having many colors as white, black, blue, cream and red. This cat lives in Turkey, costing about 600-800 $.

12-Balinese cat

The Balinese cat is considered an oriental breed with soft, silky undercoat and dark markings on its face, being an elegant, refined, graceful and extremely intelligent breed, being so gentle with the others. Its males are weighting about 5-10 pounds, while females are weighting about 4-8 pounds. It has many colors as blue, chocolate, cream, lilac, red and tortoise shell, living in USA, costing about 500-600 $. This cat is known with health problems, so there must be long-term medical costs.

13-Ragamuffin cat

Ragamuffin cat is considered a heavy breed of cat, having broad-chested body with shoulders supporting a short neck, having a medium-length coat that seemed to be silky, thick, and glossy that needs regular grooming. Its life span is about 12-16 years, living in the USA. Ragamuffin cat is so friendly with children, loving to play tricks, being so gentle and calm cat. Its males are weighting about 12-20 pounds, while females are weighting about 8-15 pounds, having many colors as white, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, fawn and cinnamon, costing about 800-1000 $.

14-American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is a medium-to- large cat with a solid body and a heavy coat that needs regular brushing and grooming by massaging the skin and losing the hair, being a slow-maturing breed that takes three or four years to grow up. Despite its wild appearance, it is considered a friendly, playful, interactive, intelligent, sensitive and playful cat, having many colors as black, blue, brown, chocolate, cream, fawn and white. Its males are weighting about 12-16 pounds, while females are weighting about 7-11 pounds. Its life span is about 11-15 years, living in the USA, costing about 500- 700 $.

15-LaPerm cat

The Laperm cat is a Rex breed that belonged to the USA, being a rare breed, having a main gene causing its curly coat that seemed to be soft, wavy, and long or short, having a medium size, having athletic and elegant build, having a sense of humor. Laperm cat rarely uses its voice, being gentle and patient with the people, being playful with children and the other pets and love to play tricks, being hypoallergenic cats, provoking a lower level of allergic response in humans than normal cats, being an active and clever cat. Its males are weighting about 7-10 pounds, while its females are weighting about 5-8 pounds, having many colors as white, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, cinnamon and fawn, costing about 400-600 $.

16-Cymric cat

Cymric cat is known with its taillessness, being a long-haired domesticated cat that differs from the Manx breed, living in Canada, being intelligent, fun- loving cats, affectionate and gentle with the people and the other animals, having a long, silky, plush, dense and heavy undercoat that needs regular grooming to keep it in a good shape, having a moderate vocalization. Its males are weighting about 9-13 pounds, while its females are weighting about 8:12 pounds, having many colors as tan, black, white, brown, lavender and chocolate, costing about 200- 400 $. Its life span is about 8-14 years.

17-Himalayan cat

Himalayan cat is considered one of the most popular of all domesticated cat breeds, being a quiet breed that has a melodious voice when it chooses to use it, having bright blue eyes and small, perky ears, having a ruff around its neck that resembles a lion’s mane. It’s not considered a good choice for children, but being friendly with dogs that didn’t chase it, being gentle, intelligent and social breed, having a long, soft and brushy undercoat, weighting about 9-14 pounds for males and weighting about 7-11 pounds for females, having a medium to large size, living in the USA and UK. its life span is about 9-15 years, having many colors as white, fawn, chocolate, seal, red, lilac, blue, red and cream tortie, costing about 300- 500 $.

18- Munchkin cat

The Munchkin cat is considered a slow or laid-black cat, characterized by its too short legs, being a small to medium-size cat, being suitable for children as they are playful, loving to play with other cats and friendly dogs, having a short or long coat that seemed to be plush and silky and needs regular grooming to keep it in good shape, living in USA for 10-15 years, being an intelligent and easy going breed. Its males are weighting about 6-9 pounds, while females are weighted about 5-8 pounds, having many colors as white, fawn, chocolate, seal, lilac, blue, red and cream tortie, costing about 300-500 $.

19-Nebelung cat

Nebelung cat is considered a rare long haired domestic cat, having green or yellowish-green eyes, pointed ears and triangular-shaped pointed head, being a good companion for people and other cats. This cat likes routine and may require much time to adapt the changes surrounding it. The Nebelung cat didn’t have many health problems as other cats, being a quiet, shy and playful cat, having a long, dense, silky, heavy undercoat, living in USA for 11-16 years. Its males are weighting about 8:11 pounds, while females are weighting about 7-9 pounds, having many colors as blue and silver- grey, costing about 300- 500 $.

20- York Chocolate cat

The York Chocolate cat is an uncommon and relatively recent American breed of show cat, having a tapered tail. This cat loves water, being a good companion and hunter, having long and soft undercoat that must be brushed regularly, being intelligent, playful, social, friendly and a shy cat, having the black color. Its males are weighting about 14: 18 pounds, while females are weighting about 12 – 16 pounds, living in USA for 13- 15 years, costing about 300-500 $.

Long haired cat breeds need regular visits to the vet to keep it in good health. It needs also regular grooming because of the length of its coat. If you decide to own a long haired cat, you must choose a suitable breed for your children, as there are a lot long haired cats that are not suitable for children, but the most of them are playful and gentle with the other cats and with the people. Long haired cat breeds are not common as their short-haired companions, but they become popular due to the rescue organizations.

 

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