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Long Hair Cats

Part Two of our exploration into the domestic cat breed world takes a look at the laid-back long hair cats. These are the cool dudes that just don’t sweat the small stuff.

Featured Long Hair Cats

Maine Coon
Norwegian Forest Cat
Persian
Ragamuffin
Ragdoll
Siberian
Somali
Turkish Angora

Maine Coon

Photo by ©Ewa Jarosiewicz

This is a big cat with a big personality and a really big tail.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Photo by ©Gerla Brakkee

Man this cat is hairy. Very outdoorsy type of cat that loves to climb, and believe me he can climb really high, so don’t go calling the Fire department when you find him observing you from way up high.

Persian

This is the one that looks like a hairy version of ET.

Ragamuffin

Photo by ©Zachary Totten


One has to wonder why the name. If you look up ragamuffin it says guttersnipe or hobo.

Close your eyes and imagine a ragamuffin, this is what I would expect to see.

Yet these cats are anything but guttersnipes, they are beautiful, fluffy and very docile. Seriously who names these cats!

Ragdoll

Photo by ©Jenny Rollo

Ok now this one has a more appropriate name. It is called Ragdoll because when you pick it up it goes all floppy, just like a ragdoll.

Siberian

Photo by ©Alexander van der Woud

Siberian cats are the national cats of Russia and it is very rare to find them elsewhere.

Despite this being a large cat with luxurious fur it is said to be one the pet cats that produces less dander (that is the stuff that makes people allergic to cats). I would still recommend that you first visit and play a while before just to be certain.

Somali

Another one of those cats that needs lots of lovin and gives lots of lovin. Without love it becomes very unhappy. All we need is love.

Turkish Angora

Photo by ©Hervé de Brabandère

This is a docile cat that loves to chat. They also sometimes have two different colour eyes. Be warned though they can be very stubborn and opinionated.

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