The Tiffanie cat is built like the Burmese, but with a longer coat. The head forms a short wedge shape, with large to medium ears. The long tail is plumed. The eyes are set well apart and are neither almond-shaped nor roundand can be any colour from yellow through to green. The body is firm and muscular with a strong straight back.
- Coat length: Long
- Grooming Requirements: Once a week
- Activity: High
- Noise: Medium
The Tiffanie cat is the only semi-longhaired member of the Asian group. Apart from the Burmilla, which was the product of an accidental mating between a male chinchilla and a lilac female Burmese, the cats of the Asian Group were brought about by breeders attempting to create cats of Burmese type, but in colours not recognised in Burmese cats. During the course of the Asian breeding programme, some litters contained kittens with longer coats, and these cats were used to produce this attractive new breed.
Country Of Origin
The Tiffanie cat is friendly and affectionate. This breed loves attention and needs to be part of the family. Tiffanie cats can be quite demanding and often follow their owners around the house crying for attention. The Asian group of cats seems to be intelligent and can often work out such problems as how to open doors. If spoken to they often appear to understand and answer. They can be very sensitive to their owner's feelings and this makes them excellent companions.
There are no specific conditions relating to the Tiffanie cat breed in veterinary literature. As with all cats, Asian cats benefit from protection against disease through vaccination and need regular parasite control and annual veterinary health checks.
The Tiffanie cat is not the same as a Tiffany, an American breed not recognised in the UK (also known as the Foreign Longhair-Semi longhaired Burmese).
Every cat is unique and each has their own particular likes, dislikes, and needs when it comes to food. However, cats are carnivores and every cat must obtain 41 different and specific nutrients from their food. The proportion of these nutrients will vary depending on age, lifestyle and overall health, so it's not surprising that a growing, energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat. Other considerations to bear in mind are feeding the right quantity of food to maintain 'ideal body condition' in accordance with feeding guidelines and catering to individual preference regarding wet or dry food recipes.
The coat of the semi-long haired Tiffanie cat does require attention but not as much the full longhaired coat of the Persian. A comb and soft brush will keep the coat in good order.
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