Chantilly / Tiffany

Origin

United States

Height

8"-10"

Adult Weight

8-15 pounds

Life Span

11-15 years

TEMPERAMENT

Gentle, talkative, sociable, playful

OTHER NAMES

Foreign Longhair

Group

Medium-sized semi-longhair

Price

$300-$800

Personality and Temperament

Sometimes called the Tiffany cat and sometimes referred to as the Chantilly cat, this unique breed has a soft, silky, semi long-haired coat and a sweet, friendly personality. Registered Chantilly Tiffany cats are quite rare, but many medium-to-long haired domestic cats share similar characteristics in terms of personality and appearance. Should you be fortunate enough to bring one of these kitties into your family, they’ll provide you with comforting companionship and delightfully playful antics.

Care

The Chantilly Tiffany cat has no special nutritional needs and will thrive on a diet of high-quality cat food. Choose a brand with plenty of omega-3 fatty acid to promote skin and coat health.
Even though the Chantilly Tiffany cat lacks a heavy undercoat, the breed’s silky hair is prone to tangling. Daily brushing is a must. You’ll also want to keep your pet’s claws clipped and brush their teeth regularly. Be sure to introduce grooming routines at a young age, so that your kitty regards this type of handling as a regular part of life.
Chantilly Tiffany cats are moderately active. They enjoy playing and climbing on their own, but truly appreciate interactive play with her favorite people.
Chantilly Tiffany cats tend to enjoy good health. There are no known genetic conditions.

Characteristics

Affection Level 100%
Activity Level 50%
Pet-Friendly 70%
Kid-Friendly 90%
Sociability 90%
Intelligence 80%
Playfulness 80%
Independence 30%
Vocality 20%
Grooming 100%

History

The Breed Standard

Body

Chantilly Tiffany cats are medium-sized, with an average weight of 8 to 12 pounds. The body displays moderate musculature.

Head

The head is a broad wedge shape. Its contours are gently rounded. The muzzle is short and broad, lending a somewhat squared off appearance. The chin is firm and the cheekbones are high.

Eyes

The eyes have an oval shape and a slightly slanted profile. Eyes are golden in color and can deepen as the cat ages.

Ears

Chantilly Tiffany cats have medium-sized ears, often with prominent ear tufts and longer streamers or furnishings. The ears are wider at the base, and tips are well rounded.

Legs & Paws

The legs are long and slender, with rounded paws.

Tail

Chantilly Tiffany cats have well-proportioned tails with luxurious plumes.

Coat

The coat is soft, silky, and luxurious. It is of medium long length and has no undercoat. It takes approximately two years for the coat to reach its full length.

Color

While the first Chantilly Tiffany cats were always a deep chocolate color, other colors are now acceptable including blue, fawn, cinnamon, black, and lilac. Tabby patterns are sometimes displayed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Chantilly / Tiffany cat cost?

    How much does a Chantilly / Tiffany cat cost?Chantilly / Tiffany cats cost between $300-$800.
  • How big do Chantilly / Tiffany cats get?

    How big do Chantilly / Tiffany cats get?Chantilly / Tiffany cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Chantilly / Tiffany cat might weigh between 8-15 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 8"-10" inches tall.
  • How long do Chantilly / Tiffany cats live?

    How long do Chantilly / Tiffany cats live?The Average lifespan for Chantilly / Tiffany is 11-15 years.
  • Do Chantilly / Tiffany cats shed?

    Do Chantilly / Tiffany cats shed?Chantilly / Tiffany 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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