American LonghairThe American Longhair is a breed of cat that first appeared on the coast of New England. The cat originally resulted from a cross between Persian long haired cats and American short haired cats. In the early stages there was some resistance from Persian breeders, but the American Longhair is now accepted in some registries and is quickly becoming more popularin Europe and North America. Because the shorthaired trait is recessive, the American Longhair still produces shorthaired variants. The coat, the flattened face, and the generally square, lean build have led to American Longhairs being called Domestic Longhairs







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