up to 30 cm
14-16 years old
The history of the origin of this breed is rather complicated and confusing. It began half a century ago, in 1967, when American breeder Jenny Robbinson purchased two charming chocolate-colored kittens at one of the New York pet stores. The woman called Shirley and Thomas these pets. A few years later, the same wonderful kittens were born to them: with long hair of a beautiful chocolate color and bright amber eyes.
However, Jenny later stopped dealing with cats and sold her pets. So they fell into the hands of another breeder Sidzhin Lund, and she continued the work she had begun. The new owner even participated in exhibitions with the pets, where she introduced them as a new breed called “Foreign Longhair”, which later transformed into “Theatrical Tiffany» (Tiffany Theater).
But this breed was not destined to gain popularity: there was an unpleasant misunderstanding. The fact is that Sijin, in addition to long-haired pets, was also breeding Burmese cats. The difference between these two breeds was only in the length of the coat, which is why felinologists unanimously decided that the foreign longhair was just a relative of the Burmese. In Tica, she was registered as a subspecies of Burmanskaya, and in ACA they generally refused to recognize her. After this offensive misunderstanding, Sinzhin Lund ceased to engage in theatrical Tiffany, and by the end of the 1980s the breed almost disappeared.
Saved by foreign longhaired breeder Tracy Oraas from Canada. She was so impressed and interested in these beautiful cats that Oraas even proved that they are not related to Burmansk. Moreover, the breeder improved the breed, crossing cats with nibelungs, Somali and Angora relatives. So not only the breed, but also its name was updated. So that there is no confusion with English Tiffany, Tracy decided to rename the foreign longhaired into Chantilly Tiffany. It is under this name that these cats are known to the whole world today.
Chantils Tiffany have a fairly calm character and balanced psyche. They are moderately active and playful. Cats of this breed are quickly attached to the owner and do not like to remain alone. At the same time, they are unobtrusive and do not require constant attention. Chantilly is quite independent, but needs affection and love.
Representatives of the breed easily find a common language with other animals due to intelligence and innate calmness. They will not arrange a war with a dog, but they will prefer a compromise. With children, Chantilly Tiffany is affectionate and playful, they will gladly support children’s fun.
Chantilly’s long coat requires weekly combing with a special brush. This must be done for aesthetic purposes and to remove fallen hair. It is necessary to accustom a kitten to combing from childhood.
In addition, it is important to monitor the pet’s teeth (examination and cleaning should be done every week).
Conditions of detention
Chantils can go for a walk with the owner, the main thing is that there is a comfortable harness.
Make sure that these cats do not become hypothermic after bathing and do not stay in a draft and cold for a long time.
To keep your Chantilly Tiffany’s coat shiny, feed your pet with quality food. Food for a cat should be selected in accordance with the recommendations of breeders and a veterinarian.