Oriental - Longhair

History

If you want to read the full history of the Oriental breed click here. The Oriental Longhair was originally named the British Angora but renamed in 2002 by British cat fanciers because they wanted to avoid confusion with the Turkish Angora.

Behaviour

To read about the Oriental behaviour click here.

Varieties

Various self colours (including red, lilac, blue, black), shades, and patterns (tortie, tabby, and some colourpoints always with white areas)

Breed Details

  • Status: Common
  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Rough date of Origin: 1960s
  • Hair length: Longhair
  • Activity Level: High
  • Vocalness: High
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Playfull
  • Grooming Requirements: More than once per week
  • Weight: 2.5 - 5.0kg
  • Size: Small
  • Allergy friendly: Yes
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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