Due to the fact they aren’t technically a breed, American Long-Hairs can be many types of colors and patterns.
The length of their hair can range from an inch to over six inches long. Because of this, they are considered to be a high-maintenance cat that requires more grooming than their short-haired counterparts.
When you think of an independent cat who likes its space, you may be thinking of an American Long-Hair. They tend to be a bit more active than either of their parent breeds. For example, they’re more athletic than Persians, and more friendly than American Shorthairs tend to be.
American Long-Haired cats are mellow and easy going. They depend on a steady routine to keep them balanced and ready for their day. American Long-Hairs get along with other animals including horses; this in fact, causes them to be an excellent choice for a “barn cat”. In addition, they are skilled hunters always watching for birds and small rodents.
Prudent Pet Fact: Did you know, even active cats, spend almost 70 percent of their lives sleeping? On average, a healthy adult can sleep 10 to 13 hours per day.