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Oriental - Longhair Cats

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You can read about the Oriental breed here. The Oriental variety was originally named the British Angora, but was renamed in 2002 by British cat fanciers because they wanted to avoid confusion with the Turkish Angora.


To read about typical Oriental behavior click here.


Various self colors (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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