The Chantilly-Tiffany, also called Asian Longhair, has a fairly long coat. It’s a rather rare breed of cat, not necessarily very developed yet. However, it appeals to its owners, especially for the quality of this cat’s coat, and for its modern appearance.
The Chantilly-Tiffany has a very good character, sweet, affectionate, and rather calm. It can be lively in some games. It will be advisable to teach It to channel Itself. Tiffany has this ability to learn, which can be useful. It’s suitable for families, children, and the elderly.
History of the breed
The Chantilly-Tiffany is a breed that is too little known. It comes from England. The breed was only recognized in the 1980s. Initially, it originated from a cross between a Persian chinchilla and an English Burmese of silver color.
This coupling between the 2 breeds in order to give the Tiffany (or the Asian) took place at the home of the owner Miranda von Kirchberg. Subsequently, the breeding of Burmilla made it possible to produce Tiffany.
- Its body: The musculature is rather strong, even if it is hardly seen under the imposing fur of the Tiffany. It is ultimately not that heavy, but rather compact. Its legs are quite proportional without being equal to each other. Indeed, the front legs are shorter than those of the back.
- Its coat: The Chantilly-Tiffany has a long coat. Its coat is silky, fine. Its collar is more provided.
- Its color: Colors and patterns may vary. This is not a characteristic of Tiffany.
- Its head: Its head is quite small compared to the rest of the body. The Tiffany has full cheeks and the cheekbones are prominent.
- Its eyes: The Chantilly-Tiffany has slanted eyes with excellent spacing. Their color is usually gold.
- Its ears: It has large ears but, quite thin, they go very well with the head of this cat.
- Its tail : It’s rather provided and broad at its base, before thinning.
Behavior and Characters
The Chantilly-Tiffany has all the qualities of a pet cat. It’s ideal for the elderly, children, and the family in general. It’s calm, gentle, caring, non-aggressive, and sensitive.
It enjoys hugs. If It needs certain moments of peace, It likes to see its masters continuously by Its side. It’s quite curious. In fact, It does not take a dim view of the presence of strangers or other animals by its side.
Calm, Tiffany is nonetheless a player at heart. Thus, It enjoys jumping, climbing, and exercising when playing. In an apartment and without a garden, it will be imperative to provide it with a cat tree to burn off energy and thus eliminate its excess energy. A small house with a garden suits It perfectly.
Health and Maintenance
The Chantilly-Tiffany is blessed with robust health. Despite this solidity, its original cross gives it an inherited kidney disease: polycystic kidney disease, recessive type. This pathology is found in particular among the Persians, from which It comes.
In addition, Tiffany should be vaccinated against all traditional diseases: rabies, typhus, leucosis, and coryza.
Hypoallergenic Breed: No
The life expectancy of a Tiffany is between 13 and 20 years.
The Chantilly-Tiffany must be brushed daily because of the possible appearance of knots in the hindquarters. However, it doesn’t shed a lot of hair, which is definitely a plus. Its moulting periods are not very important, brushing does not necessarily have to be intensified at these times.
In addition to regular and daily brushing, the Tiffany should be monitored at the level of Its ears. Indeed, it lets out a lot of earwax which tends to accumulate in the ear canal.
In order to avoid any infection, it is necessary to clean them. Your vet should advise on how to safely care for your cat.
Tiffany’s diet should be closely monitored. Indeed, despite Its thirst for food, It’s subject to overweight and therefore obesity. This would inevitably be harmful to his health in the long term.