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Exotic Longhair


An Affectionate Companion

Affectionate, Clean, Easygoing

Created out of Persian and Himalayan hybrids, the Exotic Longhair is a longhaired version of the Exotic Shorthair. It originated during the 1950s and this medium-sized cat has a luxurious coat and tiny rounded ears. These sweet, affectionate, and loyal cats are great companions. They enjoy playing with toys and cuddling up with their human companion. They are ideal for families, multi-pet households, and singles. Their long coats require daily combing.

Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium to large, Short, Strong Coat:Long, Dense, Soft, Thick

Length of fur

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Care for the Exotic Longhair coming soon.

  • Care

    Care for the Exotic Longhair coming soon.

  • Characteristics

    Characteristics for the Exotic Longhair coming soon.

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Exotic Longhair to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Exotic Shorthair will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Exotic Longhair you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. 

    Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important concerns to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues an Exotic Longhair could encounter:

  • History

    History for the Exotic Longhair coming soon.

  • Watch Out For

    Signs to watch out for are coming soon for the Exotic Longhair.

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    To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Cat Breed Guide References here.

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