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 Oriental Longhair

Country of Origin Great Britain
Date of Origin 1970s
Weight 2.5 - 5.5 Kgs (5 - 11 lbs)

Main Characteristics

The Angora is a medium sized, svelte, muscular cat. Their coat is fine, and silky and it can be a variety of colours and patterns.


Angoras are energetic exhibitionists.


If you are considering an Angora as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are gregarious
They are active
They are usually vocal

Interesting Facts

Unfortunately the Angora breed has some confusing names that are the same as those of other cat breeds, but the Angora is a distinct breed of cat. They are also known as:
Javanese (in Europe)
Oriental Longhair (previously called this in USA)

Angoras should not be confused with the Turkish Angora breed.

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