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Domestic Longhair Cat

Domestic Longhair Cat


Domestic Longhair Cat Breed

Domestic Longhair are one of the cat breeds that started with mixing breeds, and they have developed over the years with natural breeding. They are based on the first cats that came to the United States with the Pilgrims, as are other breeds such as the American Shorthair.

Domestic Longhair cats are related to the Domestic Shorthair breed and either of these two breeds can produce kittens of the other.

Domestic Longhair Cat Information

The main difference between Domestic Longhair cats and other kitty breeds such as Domestic Shorthairs is their long, fluffy coat which is due to a recessive gene. Because of the breeding having developed from mixing with a variety of cat breeds, Domestic Shorthairs have a great range of appearances. Their coats can come in every pattern and color available and physically they do not have one particular body type or facial expression as the prominent breeds from a particular cat’s ancestry is what determines the appearance of a Domestic Longhair. Like most kitty breeds, males are usually larger than females but both usually range from between 11 and 22 pounds.

Because of their long fluffy coat, Domestic Longhair cats require much more grooming attention to keep their fur smooth and tangle free. If you adopt one, you will need to spend 20 minutes or more each week brushing their fur in order to avoid tangles.

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