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The 10 most beautiful breeds of long-haired cats

Here are ten cat breeds with dense, silky fur that are sure to appeal to fans of the genre. These pets need to be brushed very regularly to maintain their beauty and that their hair does not get too tangled.

The Persian Chinchilla

This homebody is renowned throughout the world for its long-haired, well-furnished and very soft fur. It is also distinguished by its large, splendid eyes, of an extraordinary emerald green, and underlined with black, just like its small, unflattened nose unlike that of other Persian cats. We like his calm character. He is a very pleasant companion, cuddly, faithful and endowed with great intelligence. He needs signs of affection and, although quite lazy, he likes his master to take the time to play with him. It is essential to accustom a Persian Chinchilla to being brushed daily as soon as possible because its long hair gets tangled easily in the absence of care.

Persian Colourpoint or Himalayan

Persian Colourpoint or Himalayan

This splendid cat with almond eyes of an incredible blue has a silky, voluminous and shiny fur. Its long hair requires daily care to stay soft, shiny, and tangle-free. He is a cat with a good character. The Himalayan is dynamic, agile, very affectionate and loves company. He doesn’t like being alone for too long because he is bored. He can therefore only be happy if his master devotes attention to him every day, whether for brushing, cuddling or playing.

The Siberian

The Siberian

This beautiful long-haired cat has a fur that has an exceptional characteristic since it is made up of three layers of hair. His master must therefore be available every day to brush this very thick coat for a long time. But this little feline also stands out for being among the cats compatible with people with allergies. Indeed, unlike most cat breeds, the Siberian secretes a very small amount of Fed D1 protein responsible for allergic reactions. This animal with an imposing physique is all about gentleness and kindness. Intelligent, patient, tender, he is very close to his master and shows him a lot of affection. Dynamic and an excellent hunter, he likes to play a lot.

The Norwegian Forest Cat or Norsk Skogkatt

The Norwegian Forest Cat or Norsk Skogkatt

Also called Norwegian, this cat from Scandinavian countries has what it takes to withstand the harsh climate of these cold regions thanks to its thick fur with medium to long hair. This is a very old breed of cat. It imposes as much by its beauty as by its large size! Intelligent, elegant, composed, the Norwegian is a gentle, affectionate, sociable and faithful companion. He retained his hunting instinct and disconcerting skill. Dynamic, he appreciates wide open spaces and toys to be able to exert himself on a daily basis.

British Longhair

The British Longhair

He owes his teddy look to his voluminous fur of absolute softness and his stocky body. With an Olympian calm, this long-haired cat adapts perfectly to indoor life because it does not need to exert itself as much as other breeds of cats. The British Longhair loves caresses, and gets along very well with children who like to cuddle him without taking him in their arms because he does not like to be carried. Close to his master, this very intelligent cat who likes to play must be able to have a variety of games and toys.

The Maine Coon

The Maine Coon

It should not be confused with the Norwegian although these two cats look alike. The Maine Coon has particularly silky long-haired fur. It is an imposing animal by its tall stature and its weight which can reach 14 kg. Excellent hunter, he is dynamic, intelligent, sociable and affectionate. He loves spending time outdoors every day so he can exercise. Although it is an independent cat, this good companion appreciates the company of its master but also that of all the members of the family, whatever their age.

The Ragdoll

The Ragdoll

The name of this ultra-supple, soft and luminous long-haired cat means “rag doll”. The animal has indeed a very particular characteristic: it surrenders completely when taken in the arms so that it becomes very soft. He is a real homebody, very calm, very kind and who could be caressed all day long without ever getting tired. The Ragdoll therefore appreciates not being left alone for too long.

The Sacred Birman or Birman

The Sacred Birman or Birman

This extremely beautiful cat has thick, long, very soft fur, and its four feet are gloved in white. As for his eyes, they are a deep azure blue. He is a dream companion for children because he is playful, sociable, cuddly, gentle and patient. He is not afraid of people from outside his home and gets along well with his congeners as well as with other pets. The Birman must be brushed at least twice a week, and much more frequently during the moulting period. This ritual avoids the formation of knots. Moreover, if it is brushed very often, the cat does not swallow too much hair by licking itself.

The Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora

This cat has a very silky white coat devoid of undercoat so that it is safe from knots. Its tail is ultra voluminous because it is well supplied with feathery and vaporous hairs. It is a beautiful specimen with a slender appearance and great elegance. Sociable, very affectionate towards his master and all the members of the household, he is dynamic, playful and always seems happy. The Turkish Angora is truly a pleasant companion.

Somalia

Somalia

This medium-sized cat is very popular for its dense red fur with silky hair. Dynamic, he is also agile and does not hesitate to climb anywhere in the house, even on the curtains! At the same time, he is very gentle with everyone, gets along well with all pets. The Somali loves hugs and likes to give affection to his masters. This endearing cat needs a small garden to spend every day.

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