Long-haired Cat Breeds
- Maine Coon Cat
- Norwegian Forest
- Turkish Angora
- Turkish Van
- American Bobtail
- American Curl
Full-coated Cat Breeds
These breeds feature full coats that may be quite long on some individuals, see also the Munchkin and Manx which have varying coat lengths.
Facts about Long-haired Cat Breeds
Long-haired cat breeds include some of the most popular and
populous of all domestic cat breeds
Many of these breeds are ancient like the glorious Turkish
Angora, and some are relatively new and very exciting like the awesome
Ragdoll and the lovely, expressive American curl (not always
makes cats with long hair so special? Probably that many of them have been
bred specifically for their companion qualities, and it shows.
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.
these cats with long coats like the Norwegian Forest cat developed
naturally and tend to require less fussing, while others like
Persian and Himalayan 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
Manx that may have individuals with long coats, but are usually short
Discover facts, photos and information about all the different kinds of cat breeds with long hair. Enjoy the journey and always remember...Cats Rule!