Asian Semi-longhair


Asian Semi-longhair
Tiffanie at cat show.jpg
A white male Asian Semi-longhair
Other namesTiffanie, Tiffany
Breed standards
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. It is recognized in any of the Asian Shorthair or Burmese colors and patterns. Like the Asian Shorthair, the breed was developed in Asia and is not currently recognized by any U.S. Registries. It has full recognition in the GCCF.[1] 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.[2] The breed origins can be traced back to matings between a longhaired cat and a Burmese.[2] They are very similar to Burmillas.[2]


The Tiffanie is a gentle, active and curious breed.[3] Cats of this breed are attached to their owners, but do not always get along with other cats, since they can be quite jealous. The Asian Semi-longhair is spirited and expects its keeper to dedicate a lot of time to it. Asian Semi-longhairs can be very vocal and are not recommended for small apartments.[4]


  1. ^ "Breed standards" (PDF). The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Somerville, Louisa (2007). The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds. Edison, N.J.: Chartwell Books. p. 98. ISBN 9780785822646.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "KATZEN PORTAL". Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.

External links

  • Asian Semi-longhair Description
  • FBRL Breed Page: Asian