Domestic Long Hair

Domestic Long Hair

A great companion for those who want a fluffy coated, active, quiet, and affectionate cat.

Breed Overview

This breed originated in the United States some time after the 1600s when a variety of breeds were brought over by Pilgrims. They can be quiet and docile, yet active and affectionate cats. They are ideal for first time cat owners and owners willing to groom weekly. These cats have long and fluffy coats that require brushing several times per week.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Medium to large, strong
Coat: Long, flowy, silky, away body

Breed Traits

Calm, Docile, Playful,

Health Concerns

Though the Domestic Long Hair is susceptible to common ailments to which all cats are susceptible, there are no major known health concerns for Domestic Long Hairs.

Common Health Concerns for Domestic Long Hair:
Less Common Concerns for Domestic Long Hair:
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Watch this informative video on Domestic Long Hairs from Animal Planet. You'll find out more about their breed characteristics, grooming tips, potential health issues along with fun facts about the Domestic Long Hair.

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