The Oriental Longhair Cat is a medium sized, long coated cat breed that is said to have been originally bred in United States. Oriental Longhair Cat owners have really enjoyed their time with this feline companion and noted that they are curious, intelligent, and social. Their personality and demeanor is what makes most owners incredibly happy to have them in their homes for their entire lifespan of 14 years! If you think this cat breed could be what you are looking for, please read on to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Oriental Longhair Cat is considered to be a medium sized cat breed and is often described as teeny, bitsy, and delicate. While weighing between 9 lbs to 14 lbs the Oriental Longhair Cat breed might be just what you are looking for. With its outer layer often described as glabrous, barren, and reveling; The Oriental Longhair Cat is truly a marvelous creature with its own refined beauty. Their fur (or skin) may come in colors such as pure white, black, blue, and chocolate; which can make them very unique among their peers. The Oriental Longhair Cat breed has a long length tail. This is due to its origins and the genetics that were thought out when the cat was originally bred. The Oriental Longhair Cat breed has a reputation for having medium sized eyes which lead them to be more attractive than other feline breeds.


The Oriental Longhair Cat is known for how well it can adapt to new environments. They are always positive about a new place to explore! While the Oriental Longhair Cat is not a social butterfly when it comes to making new human friends, it is certainly not a hermit either. It will make new human friends when introduced to them. The Oriental Longhair Cat is happy with, or without, interaction. This cat breed has no problem patiently waiting for its owner to get some free time to interact with it. This cat is good for homes with children. It does a good job tolerating their unfledged behavior. Owners should not expect any problem when introducing their Oriental Longhair Cat into a living space with dogs. They often look forward to playing with their canine housemates! Owners beware that the amount of affection that this cat demands can be overwhelming. The Oriental Longhair Cat is very affectionate! This cat breed loves to play so much that it will often wake its owner up, at the start of each day, for playtime. The high energy level of the Oriental Longhair Cat breed makes them a very fun playmate for owners that love to play with their pets. This cat develops habits and routines, and can also be trained because they are highly intelligent.


Owners of Oriental Longhair Cats have to spend quite some time each week grooming the cats outer layer and will also have to make sure to bathe the cat regularly and trim its nails. The Oriental Longhair Cat breed sheds lightly. Extra cleaning will not be required, as the shedding will not be noticed if the owner already cleans their home regularly. Owners should be aware that the Oriental Longhair Cat breed will have health problems as it ages. Health issues are common among domesticated animals. This cat breed may be susceptible to Eye Problems, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, and Fleas. People with cat allergies should be safe around the Oriental Longhair Cat breed because it is hypoallergenic and should not cause an allergic reaction. Annually, the Oriental Longhair Cat breed will cost their owner around $800 for upkeep. This does not include the initial purchase price that ranges between $300 – $550.