|A white male Asian Semi-longhair|
|Alternative names||Tiffanie, Tiffany|
|Domestic cat (Felis catus)|
The Asian Semi-Longhair is a cat breed similar to the Asian Shorthair except it has semi-long fur. The breed is also known by the name Tiffanie or Tiffany. They are recognized in any of the Asian Shorthair or Burmese colors and patterns. Like the Asian Shorthair, the breed was developed in Britain, and is not currently recognized by any U.S. Registries. It has full recognition in the GCCF. It is related to, and in some registries distinct from, the Chantilly-Tiffany or Foreign Longhair the North American variant.
The Tiffanie was developed in the 1980s in the United Kingdom as a longhaired version of the Asian Shorthair. The breed origins can be traced back to matings between a longhaired cat and a Burmese (cat). It is very similar to Burmillas.
The Tiffany cat is a gentle, active and curious breed. They are really attached to their owners, but do not always get along with other cats, since they can be quite jealous. The Asian semi-longhair cats are spirited and expect their keepers to dedicate a lot of time to them. They can be very vocal and are not recommended for small apartments.
- "Breed standards". The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
- Somerville, Louisa (2007). The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds. Edison, N.J.: Chartwell Books. p. 98. ISBN 9780785822646.
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