There are 44 cat breeds in the world today according to the Cat Fanciers Association. Each of these breeds has what makes it unique and different from other breeds of cats. In some, it is their appearance, and in others, their personality just makes them stand out. In terms of appearance, cats are grouped into long-haired and short-haired breeds, with most cat owners having a preference in the length of coat their cat should have. This post is all about five long-haired cats that make great pets.
Long-haired cat fanciers are lovers of any cat breed that comes adorned with a beautiful fur coat. These set of cat lovers admit to preferring long-haired cats for their luxurious and unique look.
If you’re a long-haired cat lover looking to get a cat with a beautiful fur coat, this article is tailor-made for you.
What Breed of Cat Has Long Hair?
The Birman is a dazzling long-haired cat. These cats are just perfect for you if what you wish for is a long-haired cat that is quiet, friendly, affectionate and playful. Birman cats are tolerant around children and get on well with other pets. One other great feature with these cats is that their long hairs don’t mat. So you can brush it once a week and still have their coat looking elegant for the rest of the week.
Ragdolls are a large breed of cats with long hairs that require low maintenance. These cats have a brilliant fur that’s long, smooth and soft. Ragdolls are docile, sweet, friendly and affectionate to humans and other pets, which is why they’re a great choice for long-haired cat lovers who wish to get a good natured long-haired cat.
3. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is sometimes regarded as the Crème de la Crème of long-haired cats in certain circles. These breed of cats are known for their large size and long hairs. An adult male Maine Coon has a size that ranges between 15 – 25 pounds. Despite their huge size, they are good natured, very tolerant of children and other pets. Weekly combing of a Maine Coon’s long hairs will do just fine as its hair rarely mats.
This majestic cat breed also has the longest hair of all the cat breeds. The Maine Coon has a beautiful coat that is long, lush and super fluffy!
To learn more about the Maine Coon, you might also like this blog post here on Kritter Kommunity:
This will give you all the details on why this pet cat makes such a wonderful companion!
Next up on our long haired cat breed list is the drop dead gorgeous, Himalayan. If you are considering this blue-eye, stunning ball of fluffy fur, you could be interested in our blog:
It answers your questions about this feline, adult and kitten. If you want more kitten adoption information, check out our post, 10 Kitten Adoption Essentials.
The Himalayan are amongst the most beautiful cat breeds in the world. These friendly cats have a long and lush coat with brilliant blue eyes you can’t help but fall in love it. Himalayans get along with children and other pets. They are not an adventurous breed so you can rest assured your chandelier is safe. Owners of Himalayans are required to brush their coat frequently to prevent matting.
5. Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest cats are a sweet and gentle natured long-haired breed. These cats have a long and thick fur coat that makes them look astonishing. Norwegian forest cats are playful, intelligent and robust; they also get along well with children and other pets. When it comes to grooming, this cat breed requires low maintenance; fur could be brushed just twice a week.
There are a variety of long haired cat breeds that make wonderful pets. The only challenge will be not adopting them all! We can research and study up all we want, but usually it takes that one that will tug at your heart. Or perhaps you will break down and take a few home!
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Lisa is the Founder of Kritter Kommunity and the Inventor of the Kritter Kondo, an outdoor portable catio. She also designed the Pet Lodge, an outdoor pet pen for traveling cats and dogs. Lisa writes for Kritter Kommunity frequently and is also a regular contributor at Catington Post. Lisa is owned by her Tuxedo male cat Finnegan who also has his own Facebook page.