Want a super fluffy kitty to add to your family? Check out our list of domestic long-haired cat breeds, along with everything you need to know about each one!

Want a super fluffy kitty to add to your family? Check out our list of domestic long-haired cat breeds, along with everything you need to know about each one! 

Long-haired cat breeds are some of the most popular domestic cat breeds. While these cats are beautiful and soft, keep in mind that most of them do require constant grooming. While cats are excellent at bathing and caring for their own fur, there will be times when you’ll need to lend a helping hand!  Here are 12 breeds of domestic long-haired cat breeds, along with their origin, size, coat features, lifespan, common traits, average weight and popular colors.

Domestic Long-Haired Cat Breeds

American Curl

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- small to medium
  • Coat- silky, soft and lustrous
  • Lifespan- 12-16 years
  • Traits- affectionate, intelligent and playful
  • Weight- males: 7-10 pounds, females: 5-8 pounds
  • Colors- black, blue, cream and red

Balinese

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- soft and silky
  • Lifespan- 10-15 years
  • Traits- adaptable, high-energy and playful
  • Weight- males: 5-10 pounds, females: 4-8 pounds
  • Colors- chocolate, cream, red and tortoise shell

Birman

  • Origin- France
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- silky and soft
  • Lifespan- 14-15 years
  • Traits- active, gentle and social
  • Weight- males: 9-15 pounds, females: 6-10 pounds
  • Colors- chocolate, lilac, seal and spotted

Chantilly-Tiffany

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  • Origin- United States
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- silky and soft
  • Lifespan- 14-16 years
  • Traits- affectionate, demanding and loyal
  • Weight- males: 8-12 pounds, females: 7-10 pounds
  • Colors- black, chocolate, cinnamon and fawn

Himalayan

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  • Origin- United States/United Kingdom
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- brushy and soft
  • Lifespan- 9-15 years
  • Traits- dependent, gentle and quiet
  • Weight- males: 9-14 pounds, females: 7-11 pounds
  • Colors- chocolate, fawn, seal and white

Maine Coon

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- largest cat breed
  • Coat- silky and soft
  • Lifespan- 12-15 years
  • Traits- adaptable, independent and loving
  • Weight- males and females: 12-18 pounds
  • Colors- black, golden, silver and white

Norwegian Forest

  • Origin- Norway
  • Size- large
  • Coat- dense and glossy
  • Lifespan- 12-16 years
  • Traits- active, curious and sweet
  • Weight- males: 10-16 pounds, females: 8-12 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, tabby and white

Persian

  • Origin- Persia
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- glossy and silky
  • Lifespan- 14-15 years
  • Traits- affectionate, loyal and quiet
  • Weight- males and females: 9-14 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, red and white

Ragdoll

  • Origin- United States
  • Size- largest cat breed
  • Coat- plush and silky
  • Lifespan- 12-17 years
  • Traits- easygoing, friendly and quiet
  • Weight- males and females: 12-20 pounds
  • Colors- blue, chocolate, lilac and red

Siberian

  • Origin- Russia
  • Size- largest cat breed
  • Coat- dense
  • Lifespan- 12-15 years
  • Traits- curious, loyal and sweet
  • Weight- males: 12-16 pounds, females: 8-12 pounds
  • Colors- blue, fawn, silver and white

Somali

  • Origin- Somalia
  • Size- medium to large
  • Coat- dense and soft
  • Lifespan- 12-16 years
  • Traits- intelligent, loyal and mischievous
  • Weight- males: 10-12 pounds, females: 6-10 pounds
  • Colors- chocolate, fawn, red and silver

Turkish Angora

  • Origin- Turkey
  • Size- medium
  • Coat- sleek and soft
  • Lifespan- 15-18 years
  • Traits- agile, clever and social
  • Weight- males: 7-10 pounds, females: 5-8 pounds
  • Colors- black, cream, red and white

Aren’t they all just gorgeous? I would love to welcome any of them into my kitty family! Remember, adopt before you shop. There are millions of kitties, including domestic long-haired cat breeds, waiting for their furever home in shelters around the world.

Do you have any of these domestic long-haired cat breeds? Share any tips you have for first-time cat parents below!

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