German long-haired

Alemán de pelo largo

German long-haired has waited long time for the international recognition despite the existence of the breed standard and the scale of points from 1929. The only thing that was missing until a few years ago was a registered breed that correspond to this standard. After the 2 ND world war, He stopped the breeding of cats in Germany, the only German native breed of long-haired cat considered extinct.

German long-haired standard occurred in the World Cat Federation in 2008 based on the rules of 1929 and 1954. It is the only developed in the German land long-haired cat.

Does not have the wide snout of the Maine Coon or the line of the straight nose of the Norwegian Forest Cat .

It meets the modern standard for medium-sized with a long rectangular figure cat, robust and flexible. It differs with the European short hair / Celtic Shorthair to have a deep chest and a round and furry tail length mean that it tapers at the end. The legs are strong, the longest rounded head than wide with medio-larga and sloping nose with light stop (stop pronounced a failure).

Strong Chin and generous cheeks, revealing the Nordic race of European Wildcat (F. silvestris silvestris). The ears are small to medium size, straight and wide at the base with a rounded tip. The eyes are round or oval, large and slightly diagonal, the color is related to the pattern of skin color. The coat is medium long to the shoulders and the shortest on the head. It is longer in the flanks, back and belly, is particularly long in the collar, the hind legs (breeches).

However, the skin is easy to maintain, bright and not wool as the Persian. All colors are accepted, except for chocolate, the cinnamon, Lilac and beige .

His personality, human-oriented.

Breeds of cats: German long-haired


Angora Alemán

Angora alemán
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At the end of the 19th century appeared repeatedly in the paintings of Anton July Adam, call “Adam-Gatos”, in the from Henriette Ronner-Knip and in the work of Arthur Heyer strikingly similar this breed semi-long haired cats.

In this period there was no organized breeding of cats with pedigree in the continent.

The German angora was bred originally from raised semi-long haired cats and domestic cats by the Sra. Aschemeier who retired from farming in 2010 . Aschemeier always referred to his long-haired cats, as German, not as angoras.

The German angora was not recognised by any Cat Association.

The German Angora breeders claimed that I had not a cat of German long hair genuine when they became extinct. They described the German as natural long-haired angora in the same way as in the “Norwegian Forest Cat ”, both are natural hairy breeds.

Was not up 2007, When were the hairy Germans recognized . The German and the German long-haired Angora were a race synonymous.

In 2007, the Council of administration of the Club German of cat Angora rejected this idea, that ended in a dispute that ended up dividing the Group of breeders.

German became a registered trademark of the Angora and could only be raised by the German Club of the Angora cat. Has not sought international recognition.

In the meantime, German long-haired breeds to comply with the old image. Both breeds are described as very similar and both have crossed to the old style of the Persians to improve conformation and coat.

This breed has a silky hair, with a lot of background layers and do not tend to sticky. Your body is strong and robust (Cobbytyp). It has a round head and a powerful broad nasal bridge. The eye color should be green, but other colours are permitted. The tail is profusely covered and is intended to show long hair waving. All colors are permitted. The German angora is considered active and playful cat, very people-oriented. Group is social and friendly.

Breeds of cats: Angora Alemán


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