The Persian or Persian Longhair is a popular pedigreed cat in North America. The first Persian ancestors arrived in Italy from Persia around 1620.
Ragdolls are famous for their color point coats and blue eyes. They are huge, muscular, and have silky, semi-longhair coats. Ann Baker developed Ragdolls in the 1960s.
One of the largest cat breeds, the Maine Coon has the fluffiest coat! They have a bushy tails and thick, silky fur. They also have furry paws.
The Siamese-Persian Himalayan is fluffy. Their long, glossy fur and dramatic neck ruff date back to the 1920s in India.
Northern European cats naturally adapt to colder climates, including this popular breed. The Norwegian Forest Cat has a thick, glossy, warm, woolly undercoat.
Ragamuffin was separated from the Ragdoll. Breeders crossed Ragdolls with Persians, Himalayans, and other domestic long-haired cats to add more colors and patterns.
The Birman, the "Sacred Cat of Burma," is a lovely, long-haired, color-pointed cat. Birmans are stockier than Thai Siamese and have silky coats and white feet.
The Siberian Forest Cat, Russia's national cat, is strong and barrel-shaped. Long-haired, thick undercoats are whitish near the skin and deepen toward the ends.
The lazy man's Persian, this fluffy cat breed was designed as a short-haired Persian. The Exotic Shorthair now comes in Persian colors and patterns.
The Somali, a recessive trait in Abyssinian cats, is a long-haired African cat. Somalis are medium-sized, robust, and have oval-tufted paws.