9 Beautiful Long-haired Cat Breeds

If you are thinking of adopting a soft and fluffy cat, take a look at our list of 9 beautiful long-haired cat breeds to find out which of these graceful felines is right for you.

These beautiful Long-haired cat breeds are silky to the touch and require rigorous daily grooming to keep their fur tangle-free.

9 Beautiful Long-haired Cat Breeds

Here you will find a list of 9 beautiful long-haired cat breeds that offer a diversity of temperament characteristics along with their beautiful long fur. Keep reading to learn more about these beautiful long-haired felines.

9 Beautiful Long-haired Cat Breeds

American Bob Tail Cat Breed

9 beautiful longhaired cat breeds

Size: medium to large

Weight: Male: 12 to 16 pounds, Female: 7 to 11 pounds

Coat: Short, medium, and long

Color: White, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lavender, cinnamon, fawn.

The American Bobtail is a rare breed of a domestic cat. This breed is athletic and is similar to a bobtailed wildcat.

Temperament

American Bobtails are playful, social, and moderately energetic. This breed is a devoted companion cat and will ask for the attention they want by meowing or just by hopping into laps. This cat can fit perfectly into families.

Characteristics

The American Bobtail is similar to a bobtailed wildcat. Her markings and alert gaze, and appearance make this feline a smaller version of the wild cat.

American Curl Cat Breed

9 beautiful longhaired cat breeds

The most singular characteristic in the American Curl is her curl back ears and noisy expression similar to a happy surprise.

Size: Small to medium

Weight: Male: 7 to 10 pounds, Female: 5 to 8 pounds

Coat: Short and semi-long

Color: White, black, blue, red, chocolate, lilac, silver, golden

Temperament:

This feline has a friendly and kitten-like personality. The American Curl is an affectionate cat and adapts well to other pets and children.

Characteristics

The American Curl cats have unusual curled ears. Additionally to their ears, they have a silky flat coat that can be long or short.

Birman Cat Breed

9 beautiful longhaired cat breeds

The Birman or Sacred Cat of Burma is a domestic cat breed with a long-haired, color-pointed, and silky coat.

Size: Medium to large

Weight: Male: 9 to 15 pounds, Female: 6 to 10 pounds

Coat: Medium to long

Color: Seal point, blue point, chocolate point, lilac point

Temperament

The Birman’s are sweet and gentle cats. They like to be with people and also are patient and social with children and other pets.

Characteristics

These beautiful cats have an eye-catching, semi-long silky coat. Their eyes are brilliant blue featuring a sweet expression.

Himalayan Cat Breed

The Himalayan cat breed is a cross between the Siamese and the Persian cat. This feline has point markings and blue eyes like the Siamese and long fur like a Persian.

Size: Medium to large

Weight: Male: 9 to 14 pounds, Female: 7 to 11 pounds

Coat: Long

Color: White to fawn with color points that include chocolate, seal, lilac, blue, red, cream tortie, blue-cream, chocolate-tortie, lilac-cream, seal lynx, blue lynx, red lynx, cream lynx, tortie lynx, blue-cream lynx, chocolate lynx, lilac lynx, chocolate-tortie lynx and lilac-cream lynx (Ref. Purina)

Temperament

These cats are peaceful, but they enjoy playtime.

Characteristics

Himalayan Cats have a large, round head with wide-eyes. The nose is short, and the ears are round and small.

Maine Coon

The affectionate and charming Maine Coon is a cat well-adapted to diverse types of life. Though he likes to be around his family, he can stay at home alone for long periods without becoming melancholic. Maine Coon is not a lap cat, but he likes to be around his owners.

Size: Large

Weight: Male: 12 to 15 pounds, Female: 9 to 12 pounds

Coat: Shorter on the shoulders and longer on the stomach

Color: Brown tabby, but other colors are possible

Temperament

The Maine Coon is a sociable cat, therefore its nickname, the gentle giant. This feline is kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and has a dog-like personality.

Characteristics

Adult Maine Coons are large and have a long bushy tail. They have a robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, an uneven two-layered coat with longer guard hairs over a silky satin undercoat, and a long, bushy tail. 

Norwegian Forest Cat

9 beautiful longhaired cat breeds

Norwegian Forest cats are affectionate and friendly cats.  They are attached to their owners, but they don’t need constant attention or petting.

Due to their semi-domestic temperament, they will entertain themselves if no one is home.

Size: Large

Weight: Male: 10 to 16 pounds, Female: 8 to 12 pounds

Coat: Long, dense, silky, and smooth

Color: White, black, blue, red, cream and silver, and numerous patterns and shadings.

Temperament

Norwegian Forest is an independent cat and doesn’t need continual attention from its owner. This feline is quite active and enjoys some kind of activity followed by long cat naps. Norwegian tolerates dogs and cats, as well as mild-mannered children.

Characteristics

Their long, thick coat and large size is their particular characteristic. The head is like an inverted triangle with medium-to-large ears.

The eyes vary in color from green to golden or copper. They have a large chest, well-built thighs, and a long fuzzy tail.

Persian Cat Breed

Persians are quiet and peaceful cats. They are affectionate with their owners. When they stay alone, they are happy to sleep on a sofa or bed until you come home to give them the attention they need.

Size: Medium to large

Weight: Male: 9 to 14 pounds, Female: 7 to 11 pounds

Coat: Long, thick, silky

Color: White, blue, black, red, cream, chocolate, lilac

Temperament

They enjoy playful activities. These felines like to take long naps over an armchair rather than climb on the furniture. Persian gets along well with dogs and mild-mannered children. 

Characteristics

A round head with a short face and scorn nose are some distinct characteristics. Persians have short, strong legs to hold up their muscular bodies.

Ragdoll Cat Breed

Ragdolls are affectionate, intelligent, and playful cats. They like to be with their humans and show affection by greeting them, following them or cuddle in bed

Size: Medium

Weight: 10 to 15 pounds

Coat: Semi-long luxury, silky

Color: Seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red and, cream, besides a variety of patterns and shadings, including bi-color, van, color point, and mitted

Temperament

This feline is playful but doesn’t like to climb atop the furniture. Ragdoll gets along with children, other cats, and dogs.

Characteristics

Ragdolls have a long soft coat, oval-shaped eyes, and medium-sized ears. 

They have a large head in a softer wedge shape than the sharp angular face of the Siamese. They have a sturdy body with a solid muscular complexion.

Scottish Fold Cat Breed

9 beautiful longhaired cat breeds

Scottish Fold is an intelligent and friendly cat who enjoys human interaction. This feline prefers the company of his human or other cats or pets instead of staying alone in the house.

Size: Medium

Weight: Male: 9 to 13 pounds, Female: 6 to 9 pounds

Coat: Long hair- medium-long, dense, and luxury

Color: White, black, blue, red, cream and silver, and various patterns and shadings

Temperament

Scottish folds are smart and friendly. They like to play with challenging, puzzling toys to test their intelligence.

Characteristics

The Scottish fold has a round face, round eyes, and a round body.

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References:

Purina

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