This breed was not born by chance and was not present in nature, but it is due to the dream of some English breeders who wanted to obtain a cat that unites the docility and the coat of the Persian with the curiosity and the structure of the Burmese.
They have fully achieved this by creating the Tiffany cat , or Tiffanie. Note that this is a rare breed.
The origins of the Tiffany Cat
With long and careful selection work, the English obtained the Tiffany cat from a cross between a Persian of the Himalayan variety and a Burmese, and they managed to fix the characters of this breed avoiding the negative effects of a excess inbreeding.
Appearance of the Tiffany Cat
It is a strong and heavy cat, with a broad and powerful thorax, with the strong framework and with the musculature well developed and toned. These characteristics give it a high weight compared to its size, which is medium in size. The tail, thick at the base, becomes thinner at the end which is round and straight. The head is rounded and of medium size; the face has full cheeks that gently tap into a short, blunt triangle.
The nose has a small stop at the base and the chin, seen in profile, should have a strong lower jaw. The ears, set wide apart, are tilted forward. Medium in size, they are open at the base and rounded at the tip; the back of the ears is characterized by short, cropped hair. The neck is short and well developed. The eyes are wide apart and large; their color can vary from yellow to intense gold.
The legs are of medium length and frame, proportionate to the body and supported by rounded legs of medium size. The dress is mid-length, full, supple and well adherent to the body; the texture is fine, silky and shiny.
Coat color of the Tiffany Cat
The colors of the hair of the Tiffany cat have different tones, including silver. Her dress is in a solid color or tortoiseshell design.
The character of the Tiffany Cat
In the Tiffany cat, we find the quiet, domestic and placid temperament of the Persian, united with the curiosity and liveliness of the Burmese.
This mixture has produced a cat whose character expresses a sweetness that it wishes to receive in return, which leads them to seek attention and praise.
It is serene and balanced, sympathetic and curious; Thanks to its sociable character, it has no trouble sympathizing and playing with children and strangers, provided that the latter arouse its confidence.
Sweet and affectionate, it is a cat who loves to be cuddled.
It is not “addicted” to the game, but will enjoy one or two interactive sessions per day to burn off its energy.
heritage of the Persian, the Asian Longhair knows how to cultivate inaction when it feels the need.
Curious and moderately active, it is not against discovering new sources of stimulation from time to time.
Fearful / Suspicious of Strangers:
It is known to be very social. It will adapt very well to strangers if the presentation is done smoothly.
The Tiffanie appreciates the presence of humans with whom it cohabits as well as solitude.
Behavior of the Tiffany Cat
Just like its cousin the Burmese, it won’t hesitate to use its voice to get your attention.
Greedy / gluttonous:
The Asian Longhair can quickly compensate for the lack of attention and stimulation with a voracious appetite.
Need for exercise:
In terms of need for energy expenditure, it is average. Two sessions of interactive play a day will keep them in good shape.
It is a feline that adapts very well to life in an apartment, but also in a house and can be tempted by life outdoors.
Compatibility of the Tiffany Cat with other animals
The Tiffany cat and the Dogs:
If it has been socialized with the canine species as a kitten, it will be able to live a beautiful relationship with a dog and even share moments of games, well. when it decides to do so. Plan high places where it can take refuge if it is not in the mood to manage the dog.
The Tiffany cat and the Other cats:
An introduction carried out in the rules will be the pledge of a good cohabitation between the Tiffany and its congeners.
The cat Tiffany and the Children:
It will interact readily with children if they respect its needs for solitude and calm.
The Tiffany cat and the elderly:
Calm and playful at the same time, the Tiffanie will appreciate the company of a quiet person who will ensure to provide them with stimulating activities to distract them between two sessions of cuddling.
Price of the Tiffany Cat
On average, the purchase price of a Tiffany kitten in breeding is between 1000 USD and 1500 USD , the price often varying according to the line, the breeding, the age or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will take an average of 50 USD / month to meet its needs, by offering them a quality diet and making sure to keep them in good health.
Maintenance of the Tiffany Cat
Despite the length of her coat, it only requires weekly brushing due to the scant presence of woolly undercoat.
A little more important during moulting periods, the hair loss is generally not very abundant.
Food for the Tiffany Cat
It is necessary to provide them with a quality diet while respecting its age and its daily energy expenditure.
Health of the Tiffany Cat
expectancy : Tiffany’s life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years . It is not uncommon for people to reach the age of 17 .
Resistant / robust:
Because it has little undercoat, this cat is more suited to temperate than cold temperatures.
Tendency to gain weight:
Her dress of mid-length hair often hides overweight. It is important to ensure that you control your calorie intake and activity level.
Relatively robust, it can be predisposed to polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary disease coming from Persian. It is a disease which causes the invasion of the kidneys by cysts filled with liquid causing, in the long term, an incurable renal failure. The Tiffanie can also one day develop the same pathologies as any other cat, such as oral pathologies.
Apart from intra-racial marriages, crosses with Asian, Burmilla and English Burmese breeds are permitted.
Good to know
The Tiffany should not be confused with another breed with still experimental status: the Chantilly, which bore the name of “Tiffany” in the ’80s, then of “Chantilly-Tiffany” in the’ 90s.