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American longhaired

 

American longhired cat

Description:

One of America's native breeds The American Curl is a medium-sized cat with unique ears that curl out and back in a graceful arc giving a unique alert appearance to the cat. The swept-back ears give the cat a happy, perky expression that quickly brings a smile to the face of everyone who sees them. The sophisticated head combined with the graceful body provide the American Curl with a stylish, dynamic presence.

History:

The American Longhair is the result of an experiment that went wrong. Breeders were trying to produce an American Shorthair with the shimmering coat and green eyes of a silver shaded Persian: instead they got the Persian in a shorter coat and leaner body. At first, it was proposed that these longhaired silver cats could be developed under the name "Silver Longhair", but more colors emerged and the American Longhair was born instead. Similar crosses of Persian and British Shorthairs were also made, and other cats used in the development of the breed are known to have included the Burmese and even Russian Shorthairs, but once the longhaired coat had been achieved, these crosses were always bred back to Persian for coat length. In the early stages there was some resistance from Persian breeders, but the American Longhair is now accepted in some registries and is quickly becoming more popular in Europe and North America.

The Domestic Long Hair is the same breed of cat as the Domestic Short Hair, but with longer fur. It is descended from cats that were brought to America aboard ships to hunt rats and was selectively bred in America into today's Domestic Long Hair. The name Domestic Long Hair is given to cats whose parentage is in question; otherwise, it is referred to as an American Long Hair and only American Long Hairs can be show cats.Because the shorthaired trait is recessive, the American Longhair still produces shorthaired variants.

The shortened face means the American Longhair can suffer the same breathing problems as their longhaired cousins, and polycystic kidney disease also present in the breed. Tear-duct conditions are common too, caused by the lubricating tears failing to drain down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose and then overflowing down the face. When exposed to air, clear colorless tears stain a deep mahogany color. This is more aesthetic than a medical problem. The breed's soft, plush coat is thinner and somewhat shorter than many longhair coats, and it benefits from a little additional grooming to keep it looking its best. The coat, the flattened face, and the generally square, lean build have led to American Longhairs being likened to Domestic Longhairs, and image that has not done much for their popularity. They have soft, quiet voices, and while they are generally more active than Persians, they remain self-contained and easygoing pets.

Personality:

They have soft, quiet voices, and while they are generally more active than tranquil Persians, they remain self-contained and easygoing pets.The shortened face means the American Longhair can suffer the same breathing problems as their longhaired cousins, and polycystic kidney disease also present in the breed. Tear-duct conditions are common too, caused by the lubricating tears failing to drain down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose and then overflowing down the face. When exposed to air, clear colorless tears stain a deep mahogany color. This is more aesthetic than a medical problem.

Temperament:

American Longhairs are easy-going pets that inherited an adaptable, friendly, and undemanding nature ofpersians.. However, they are more active and lively than their placid cousins. People-oriented they tend to follow the owner from room to room. Highly intelligent, they know how to wrap their humans around their furry paws. They can also learn some tricks . American Longhairs rarely fight and usually get on well with children and other pets in the household.

Hair Coat:

The breed's soft, plush coat is thinner and somewhat shorter than many longhair coats, and it benefits from a little additional grooming to keep it looking its best.

Popularity:

In the early stages there was some resistance from Persian breeders , but the American Longhair is now accepted in some registries and is quickly becoming more popular in Europe and North America.

Because the shorthaired trait is recessive so  the American Longhair still produces shorthaired variants. The coat, the flattened face, and the generally square, lean build have led to American Longhairs being likened to Domestic Longhairs, an image that has not done much for their popularity.

Grooming:

The breed's soft  plush coat is thinner and somewhat shorter than many longhair coats, and it benefits from a little additional grooming to keep it looking its best.