Saturday, March 1, 2008
The American Long hair cats or the Domestic Long hair as they are commonly called cats are one of the most commonly seen cats in America. They are the same breed as Domestic Short Hair cats and are believed to have been brought to America in ships for hunting rats and were later bred selectively to have the Domestic Long hair cats. The pure breed are referred to as American Long Hairs or American Long hair.
The long haired cats require good care as the long hair though it may look beautiful may lead to the cat's poor health as well. The cats require regular grooming especially for those which are reluctant to groom itself and regular baths in one to two weeks as their hair are prone to infection. For these obvious reasons they make really bad outdoor cats.
They are generally a healthy breed of cats with wide variety of colors and many patterns . They are some times prone to obesity and hence their fitness has to be monitored. They are a part of the WORKING CATS family and make good companions to all families. For more questions please comment below.