Related Articles


    Fans of the long, lean Siamese-styled cats began introducing an astounding variety of colors to create today’s Oriental Shorthair. The stubborn longhair gene kept cropping up, however. So Oriental shorthair breeders began to perpetuate it; some even introduced the Balinese breed to refine the Oriental Shorthair’s silk chiffon coat.

    The color-pointed version of these longhaired cats is known as Javanese. So, a cat lover who prefers the leggy, elegant Siamese body style, but who also desires the full palette of every available cat color (over 20), and a flowing silky coat, should find that the Javanese (also called Longhaired Oriental) is custom-made for him or her.


    According to breeders, this totally people-oriented cat actively supervises and participates in every household chore, often doing so by giving very vocal instructions. Versatile with his voice and clear with its expectations, the Javanese makes a most interesting and companionable feline. It is very sociable and often does not discriminate between family members and guests.


    Little grooming is required to keep this breed’s trouble-free coat in shape. Because the medium-length coat of the Javanese has no undercoat, this breed sheds less than other longhaired breeds.

    Video Credits: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel


    Other Topics

    Buffalo Treehopper

    Treehoppers suck plant juices. This feeding damage is slight, although the honeydew produced by treehoppers supports the growth of sooty mold, which...

    Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)

    Overview Today in the United States, including Hawaii, there are six species of iguana lizards. Two species, the desert...

    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

    Overview Several species of gnatcatchers are found throughout the warmer parts of the Americas. All of them build...


    History & Overview The Munsterlander is a pointing dog of spaniel type used for hunting small game. Its...

    West Siberian Laika (Zapadno-Sibirskaïa Laïka)

    History & Overview The West Siberian Laika, known in his native Russia as Zapadno-Sibirskaya Laika, is a breed...