About the Chantilly / Tiffany Cat
Sometimes called the Tiffany cat and sometimes referred to as the Chantilly cat, this unique breed has a soft, silky, semi long-haired coat and a sweet, friendly personality.
Registered Chantilly Tiffany cats are quite rare, but many medium-to-long haired domestic cats share similar characteristics in terms of personality and appearance.
Should you be fortunate enough to bring one of these kitties into your family, they’ll provide you with comforting companionship and delightfully playful antics.
Even though the Chantilly Tiffany cat lacks a heavy undercoat, the breed’s silky hair is prone to tangling. Daily brushing is a must.
You’ll also want to keep your pet’s claws clipped and brush their teeth regularly. Be sure to introduce grooming routines at a young age, so that your kitty regards this type of handling as a regular part of life.
Chantilly Tiffany cats are moderately active. They enjoy playing and climbing on their own, but truly appreciate interactive play with her favorite people.
A laser pointer and a selection of teaser toys with ribbons, bells, and feathers satisfy this cat’s desire to chase and capture prey. A tall cat tree will be appreciated!
Chantilly Tiffany cats were first introduced in 1969, when a New York breeder named Jennie Robinson crossed a pair of chocolate colored cats of unknown heritage. These cats were originally believed to be semi-longhair Burmese. Even though contemporary breeders may outcross to several different breeds including European Angoras, Abyssinians, and Havana Browns in an effort to produce Chantilly Tiffany cats, they are prohibited from outcrossing to Burmese.
When the Chantilly cat breed was first registered, its original name was foreign longhair. The breeders decided that they’d prefer something different, so they called the breed Tiffany. This produced some confusion as the British cat registry GCCF already contained a breed called Tiffany, which was a cross between a Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian. The new breed was renamed Chantilly. It is normally referred to as such or as Chantilly/Tiffany.
Did You Know?
Chantilly Tiffany cats do not typically meow in the traditional sense. Instead, they are more likely to produce soft chirps and trills.
Chantilly cats were once believed to be extinct. Luckily, this is not the case. Still, Chantilly Tiffany cats are rare!
Chantilly Tiffany cats need their people. These cats are prone to depression if left alone too often.
The Breed Standard
LEGS & PAWS
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Chantilly / Tiffany cat cost?
Chantilly / Tiffany cats cost between $300-$800.
How big do Chantilly / Tiffany cats get?
Chantilly / Tiffany cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Chantilly / Tiffany cat might weigh between 8-15 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 8″-10″ inches tall.
How long do Chantilly / Tiffany cats live?
The Average lifespan for Chantilly / Tiffany is 11-15 years.
Do Chantilly / Tiffany cats shed?
Chantilly / Tiffany are long-haired cats, so you do have to expect a certain amount of shedding from this breed, but they don’t shed as much as other cat breeds.