Long-haired Cat BreedsAmerican Shorthair kittens

Snowshoe catThere are lots of gorgeous long-haired cat breeds available including Angora cats, Himalayan cats and of course, Persian cats. Birman cats and Ragdoll cats tend to have dense plush coats. The Turkish Angora and Turkish Van cats have silky coats. The Persian, Maine Coon and Himalayan have full, long outer coats with plush undercoats. Some of these cats with long coats like the Norwegian Forest cat developed naturally and tend to require less fussing, while others like the Persian and Himilayan are more the product of intense selective breeding and need some special care when it comes to grooming and skin health. There are a few breeds not listed here like the Munchkin cat and the Manx that may have individuals with long coats, but are usually short coated breeds. Discover facts, photos and information about all the different kinds of cat breeds with long hair. Enjoy the journey and always remember...Cats Rule!King Cat

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O.K. so while you check out all the fancy felines in the -Cat Breeds Encyclopedia- keep in mind that all breed descriptions are generalizations and don't apply to all individuals. Learn about your potential new best friend, research breeds and breeders thoroughly, and always remember...Cats Rule!

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