Long-haired cats certainly require a lot of grooming and taking care of but let us be honest here. Taking one simple look at them and their beautiful appearance will make it all worth it.
Rare are the people who can resist the beauty of long-haired feline breeds and I am guessing that you are not one of those. If you go to this site, you will find all the information you need about all kinds of breeds, while my article will focus on one specific type.
In case you guessed that I will be focusing on long-haired breeds, then you have certainly guessed it right. Oh, okay, it’s not like I didn’t give you a hint or two in the title. Anyway, let me cut right to the chase. Below you will find a list of some of the most beautiful long-haired cat breeds that you will absolutely fall in love with the moment you see them.
Finding this feline at the top of the list doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, does it? After all, it is one of the most popular breeds, not only in the United States of America but all over the world. I wonder why that is, huh? Well, while I can’t know all the reasons, I am absolutely certain that their amazing coat plays a role in this popularity.
The glamorous Persian is absolutely stunning to look at. Their coat comes in a wide variety of colors and even the texture of the coat can be different. It goes from soft and cotton-like to shiny and silky. Regardless of the texture and the color, though, there’s one thing for sure. Everyone will fall in love with their majestic appearance.
Since we have mentioned the colors already, here’s a breed that also flaunts a huge variety of colors on its fur. It can come in chocolate, lilac, seal blue, tortoiseshell, flame, blue-cream, and cream. Those are some of the most common colors, but this amazing cat can definitely surprise us with more. Even though their coat can be colorful, it’s good to know that their eyes come only in blue. Apart from it being beautiful and long-haired, the Himalayan is rather friendly and mild-natured, and it enjoys being around people.
3. Maine Coon
Well, we cannot exactly talk about long-haired felines without mentioning the Maine Coon which not only has long fur but also has a lot of it, given that it is extremely large and can weigh up to 18 pounds. The distinctive neck ruff makes it look aristocratic and elegant, but their quirky personality doesn’t always go in favor of their aristocracy. In other words, they look majestic and poised, but they are also eccentric and extremely fun to be around.
4. American Bobtail
Let us continue along the same lines and mention another shaggy cat that you will certainly adore. The American Bobtail is, unsurprisingly, known for its bobbed tail. Additionally, it has the coat that I’m sure a lot of other cats would envy it for if those animals could envy at all. This breed is rather energetic and playful and it thrives by forming meaningful and strong bonds with its humans.
5. Selkirk Rex
If you Google this breed, you will probably start looking at a fair share of grumpy cat photos. Don’t let that fool you. Even though their faces look grumpy all of the time, these felines are actually rather friendly and people-oriented. Their hair can be either straight or curly and both styles definitely make it look adorable. I suggest you learn more about this breed that is also called “the poodle among cats”.
6. Norwegian Forest Cat
There’s absolutely no way you won’t fall in love with the Norwegian Forest Cat after taking one look at its radiant eyes and its dazzling and elegant coat. This is also a rather large breed that can weigh up to 16 pounds, and it tends to be rather inquisitive and capable of entertaining itself without requiring much of your attention. It is extremely friendly with the owner but doesn’t like guests very much, which can be a problem at times, so make sure to socialize it well if you get this breed.