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Big Nose Cat Breeds: A Guide To Cats With Prominent Snouts

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Big Nose Cat Breeds: A Guide To Cats With Prominent Snouts

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Have you ever nose-ticed that some cats, like people, have more prominent noses than the average domestic cat? Some are long and narrow, while others are borderline poofy. I have seen selfies of cats with gigantic snouts! In this post, we will unpack the big-nose cat.

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Cat lovers are a little obsessed with kitten and cat noses. Who can blame us? They are like little buttons on the furry face of adorability.

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That is unless you are one of these cat breeds. In that case, as the song goes, ‘you are beautiful, in every single way’…. But not like a button-nosed kitten is all.

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Guide to Big Nose Cat Breeds

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Welcome to our ultimate guide on cats with oversized noses! From Balinese to Siamese, we’ve covered you with a comprehensive image guide of cat breeds that sport impressive snouts. 

Some noses are long and elegant, while others are short and square. Whether you’re a feline enthusiast or simply curious about these unique features, we’re here to provide all the information you need. So please sit back, relax, and let’s explore the world of cats with big noses together!

Big Nose Cat Outer Anatomy

There are few terms of the cat nose that will be helpful for any cat owner and frankly, kind of interesting!

Here is an image that shows where the leather of a cat’s nose is located and the bridge.

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This can also help you determine if your rescue cat has a particular line of cat breed. For example, I can see my cat Finnegan’s nose has a bit of a longish bridge when I catch his profile. It is very subtle but it seems to me he probably has some modern Siamese in his bloodline.

Notice how some big nose cat breeds have a very long bridge that stretches over their chin.

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The origin of the Maine Coon cat is not entirely proven, so several speculations exist. One thing cannot be denied; the Coon cat has a significant big, broad nose, a popular feature in Europe. The bigger and stronger the better according to the Europeans!

This big-nose cat has an undeniably wide nose and an almost lioness look. Unfortunately, this giant nose cat breed frequently suffers from various nasal problems, possibly due to its wide bridge.

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Siamese Cats

The Siamese cat is a beloved breed known for its striking blue eyes and chatty personality. Originating from the ancient kingdom of Siam (now Thailand), these cats have a rich history and cultural significance in their homeland. Siamese cats were first introduced to the western world in the late 1800s, and have since become a popular breed worldwide due to their distinctive appearance and affectionate personality.

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There are several variations of Siamese cats. For the purposes of this post, we are going to keep it simple and divide them into two categories: traditional apple-shaped cat and modern wedge shaped cat.

Modern Siamese

The Modern Siamese cat breed has a slinky, long body with narrow features. The modern breed tends to have a wedge style head and face; similar to a piece of pie or wedge of cheese. 

Traditional Siamese

This is quite different from the original Siamese cat breed, a traditional. The traditional Siamese tends to have a round shape. Not only is its body rounder, its face and nose are too. There is one variant in the traditional Siamese family named old-style. This old-style variant is the only one under the traditional Siamese I would consider having a bigger than normal nose. Even with its broad nose bridge, it does not come close to the long, big nose cat; wedge-shape breed.

Balinese Cat

Next up we have the Balinese cat, and logic plays a part in its placement of this article! The Balinese is a subsequent result of the Siamese cat, and was even named ‘a long-hair Siamese cat’. Since that name was too long, it was changed to the Balinese cat.

A good way to think of the Siamese with respect to the Balinese is as the parent cat breed. Siamese came first, resulting in the Balinese.

Interestingly, an employee from Walt Disney was the breeder of this big nose cat breed. Sylvia Holland, an illustrator for Walt Disney, spent her free time breeding and that is how the Balinese started!

A breeder named Sylvia Holland (who was also an illustrator for Walt Disney Studios) worked to further establish the breed standard in the 1960s and 1970s. She recognized only cats showing the classic Siamese points in seal, chocolate, blue and lilac as true Balinese, refusing to accept others on the grounds that they had likely originated from crosses with other breeds.” –Wikipedia

Much like the Siamese cat breed, a more contemporary cat started to inch its way into the Balinese genetics and a big nose cat, with lengthy features established.

Oriental Shorthair

Much like the Balinese, the Oriental Shorthair is a descendant of the parent Siamese breed.

You can see similar features: a long, big nose, tubular body shape, and almond eyes. The Oriental Shorthair has such a unique sound when it chatters, it has a nickname, ‘honk.’ Very representative of a big cat nose!

Summing Up Big Nose Cat Breeds

In conclusion, big nose cat breeds are unique and charming in their own way. While they may have a more prominent snout than other cats, they are just as loving and playful as any other feline companion.

Some have big long noses while others are square and broad. Just like people, cats have a variety of features!

With this big nose cat guide, you now have a better understanding of these breeds and can appreciate their distinct features.

🐾 Lisa Illman is the Founder of Kritter Kommunity, LLC! 🏡 She’s got a dapper tuxedo cat who’s been her sidekick since he was a tiny furball. 🐱 Before Finnegan came along, Lisa cared for two FIV-positive cats for over ten years! 🌟 Their love inspired her to create a cat enclosure and a portable catio, giving kitties the purrfect spot to bask in the sun and feel the breeze. ☀️🌿

As a kid, Lisa shared her home with a Poodle and a chirpy parakeet! 🐩🐦

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