Asian Semi-Longhair

Origin

United Kingdom

Height

10"-14"

Adult Weight

7-15 pounds

Life Span

12-16 years

TEMPERAMENT

Sweet, sociable, curious, lively

OTHER NAMES

Tiffany cat or Tiffanie cat

Group

Medium to large sized medium to long hair

Price

$700 - $1,200

Personality and Temperament

Also known as the Tiffanie or Tiffany cat, the Asian semi-longhair cat is a fairly new breed that was developed in the 1980s. A lucky accident led to a gorgeous new feline with a soft, silky coat in a medium length. Not only are these cats beautiful, they are playful, curious, and friendly. Much like the Asian cats they were developed from, these kitties have a tendency to vocalize loudly and make their opinions known. They are loving and devoted to their families and they are known to display jealousy toward other pets who get in the way or demand affection. Asian semi-longhair cats are playful and curious. They are not above stealing small objects that attract their attention, so pet parents should keep a close watch on important personal items!

Care

Asian semi-longhair cats do not have any special nutritional needs. However, diets that are high in omega-3 fatty acids promote soft, lustrous coats. When choosing a high-quality diet for your cat, be sure that this nutrient is included.
Because these kitties don’t have thick undercoats, they are a bit less prone to matting then other medium to long haired cat breeds. Still, they benefit from regular brushing. Grooming your cat a few times per week helps remove any loose hairs that might find their way into your cat’s digestive tract later and lead to hairball formation. In addition, brushing your cat is another opportunity to bond. Since Asian semi-longhairs love attention, they will truly appreciate frequent grooming sessions. Consider brushing your cat’s teeth, and consider treating them to regular nail trims.
Asian semi-longhair cats look soft and fluffy, but this doesn’t mean that they spend all their time lounging. The truth is, these felines have a very frisky side! Running, climbing, jumping, and pouncing keep their muscles in good shape and promote overall well-being.
As with hybrids in general, Asian semi-longhair cats tend to enjoy good health. They do not suffer from any known health issues, and their average lifespan is approximately 15 years.

Characteristics

Affection Level 100%
Activity Level 50%
Pet-Friendly 90%
Kid-Friendly 90%
Sociability 100%
Intelligence 80%
Playfulness 80%
Independence 20%
Vocality 100%
Grooming 70%

History

The Breed Standard

Body

Like the shorthaired Asian cats that form its foundation, the Asian semi-longhair cat has a long, lean body shape with find musculature.

Head

The Asian semi-longhair cat has a wedge-shaped head with cheekbones that taper to a blunt muzzle. The browse curve gently to meet the bridge of the nose. A gentle nose break should be present, and the tip of the nose should be in line with the chin.

Eyes

Round, large, lustrous eyes that slant gently toward the nose contribute to this cat's unique beauty. The eyes scanned the any color, and are usually rimmed with fine, dark outlines.

Ears

The ears should be medium to large in size, with wide bases and slight rounding at the tips. A slight forward ear tilt should be evident in the profile, and furnishings such as tufts or streamers are preferred.

Legs & Paws

Asian semi-longhair cats have lean legs, with the forelegs being slightly shorter then the hind legs. The paws have a tidy oval shape and are not overly broad.

Tail

The tail should be of a medium to long length, with long, plumed hair.

Coat

The Asian semi-longhair cat has a fine, silky coat without a thick, cottony undercoat. The coat is of medium length, with a very soft feel.

Color

Asian semi-longhair cat colors and patterns vary, but blue, brown, black, chocolate, and lilac are most prominent. Nose leather and paw pad color should complement the coat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Asian Semi-Longhair cat cost?

    How much does a Asian Semi-Longhair cat cost?Asian Semi-Longhair cats cost between $700 - $1,200.
  • How big do Asian Semi-Longhair cats get?

    How big do Asian Semi-Longhair cats get?Asian Semi-Longhair cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Asian Semi-Longhair cat might weigh between 7-15 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 10"-14" inches tall.
  • How long do Asian Semi-Longhair cats live?

    How long do Asian Semi-Longhair cats live?The Average lifespan for Asian Semi-Longhair is 12-16 years.
  • Do Asian Semi-Longhair cats shed?

    Do Asian Semi-Longhair cats shed?Asian Semi-Longhair are long-haired cats, so you do have to expect a certain amount of shedding from this breed, but they don't shed as much as other cat breeds.
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