The rationale for this breed is that the original longhaired British cat, through interbreeding with imported longhairs, was developed into the Persian and became increasingly massive and extreme in type and with longer, thicker fur than the early Persians. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the Persian was considered the longhaired analogue of the British Shorthair (Frances Simpson's The Book of the Cat depicts and describes the old type of Persian).
During the latter part of the 20th century a shorthaired version of the modern Persian was developed and was called the Exotic Shorthair; this was very different from the British Shorthair. It was therefore proposed that a longhaired cat of the British type be reintroduced into the cat fancy.
Missy is a beautiful black and white domestic longhair with tons of personality, Pet Adoption Through Caring Hands (PATCH) workers tell us. She is 1 1/ 2 years old, spayed, and has had all required sho
Apr 01, 1999; The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 04-01-1999 Missy is a beautiful black and white domestic Longhair with tons of...
Harry, a 1-year-old gray-and-white longhair with a bushy tail, is available for adoption at the PATCH animal shelter in Pompton Lakes. He is neutered and current on shots. Information: (973) 835-7202.
Apr 25, 2002; 00-00-0000 Harry, a 1-year-old gray-and-white Longhair with a bushy tail, is available for adoption at the PATCH animal...