Wednesday, June 11, 2008

American Longhair

American Longhair or Domestic Longhair is a breed of long haired felines. It is one of the commonest breeds of cats found in America today and is often bred along selective lines to create other cats. It is said to have been brought in ships to America initially for catching mice. Thereafter the pretty feline was bred to create and preserve the long-haired trait.

American Longhair are beautiful felines. They occur in various colors and patterns. The long fur is their main attraction and requires constant care and grooming on part of both the cat and humans. Those felines that are not enthusiastic groomers require particular care by their owners. They need to be bathed at least once every week. The hair at times acquire infection and lead to the cat's illness in case proper care is not taken. Owing to this, these cats are not suited to have an outdoor lifestyle.

Apart from the above, the American Longhairs are generally quite healthy animals. They make good pets and are social and adoring. They seldom fight and usually get along quite well with each other and human beings. It is reported at times that these cats are somewhat prone to gaining weight. Therefore the weight of these cats needs monitoring. If they lead an indoor lifestyle it is important that they engage in daily exercise to maintain their fitness. On the whole, these gentle and beautiful cats are free from illnesses and lead a long healthy life. They make very good companions and are widely kept by adoring pet owners throughout America.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have a longhair and the grooming is a pain but his personality is one of the best!!! He does get sick a lot but now I know. He also is an outdoor cat so he comes in with a lot nice things strung through his fur!!!

Anonymous said...

i love my long hair Mercedes Haziel but what breed(s) do you think she is?
Discription: long fluffy gray tabby coat and yellow green eyes. long lean body,medium lenght muzzle,shoulder to rump hight is even.small feet.long tail.ears are pointed and small slightly off set on the head..head is round and eyes are round/almond shape. mane of longer fur around neck giving a lion look to her. slight M formation on forhead hence her name starting with M. white curly hair on belly.

her mother is basicly the same only dark gray and no marking. father is unknown. please help me,i want to know who she is.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a Norwegian Forest Cat.

Anonymous said...

i have a long hair cat as well... and i just adore his being so playful... sometimes destructive chewingour flip flops hahaha

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