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Fluffy Cat Breeds

Fluffy cats

Fluffy cat breeds are cats that have plush, full coats and fluffy tails that stand away from the body. Some long-haired breeds don’t make the cut because while they may have long hair, it may be more silky and lay flatter, or they may have a fluffy tail, but less volume on the body like the Turkish Angora.

Some fluffy cats don’t necessarily have long fur, though. Furry cat breeds with dense, full coats are what we mean.

These cats give the illusion of having had a hair stylist give them a good blow-out, with full, fluffy coats that give that Rock-Star appearance.

Some of these fluffy breeds of cats, like the Persian, require lots of grooming to maintain the puffy look. Others like the Highland Fold and British Longhair, don’t need as much fussing to maintain their poofy plumage.

What makes cats with fluffy hair so popular?  Well the cuteness factor, no doubt.

Cats Rule!

Enjoy the journey and always remember…Cats Rule!


Fluffy Cat Breeds A to Z

White Fluffy Cats – The Chinchilla!

The Chinchilla cat is a type of Persian that has an incredible sparkling white fluffy coat, gorgeous green eyes and a lovely, laid-back personality – Spectacular!

chinchilla cat in grass


Well, unfortunately, there are no fluffy cats that don’t shed. The notoriously fluffy Selkirk Rex Cat is sometimes inaccurately reported as a non-shedding cat, because the other Rex-type cats are virtually non-shedding, but the Selkirk actually sheds just about as much as any breed. The fur of this incredible cat is curly, wild and tousled looking, and the impact is pretty fantastic though! Check it out!

Selkirk Rex CatSelkirk Rex Cat


Fluffy-haired cat breeds have always been popular, and that plush, poofy look has no doubt inspired breeders to create new cats, specifically for their coat type.

The Chinchilla and the Himalayan are versions of the Persian cat that have strict color requirements.

The Ragdoll is a plush cat that also happens to be one of the largest pure-bred domestic cat breeds, coupling amazing size, sweet personality and furry hair – a triple threat!

There are lots of gorgeous furry-haired cat breeds available including Himalayan cats and of course, Persian cats.

Birman cats and Ragdoll cats tend to have dense plush coats.

The Persian and Himalayan have full, long outer coats with plush undercoats.

Some of these fluffy cats with full coats like the Highland Fold cat developed naturally and tend to require less fussing, while others like the Persian and Himalayan are more the product of intense selective breeding and need some special care when it comes to grooming and skin health.

There are a few breeds not listed here like the Munchkin cat and the Manx that may have individuals with fluffy coats, but are usually short coated breeds.

Discover facts, photos and information about all the different kinds of cat breeds with fluffy hair. Enjoy the journey and always remember…Cats Rule!

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  • The Himalayan cat is not from the Himalayan mountains. Although their coat might be suited for the climb, they were developed in Europe, and named “Himalayan” after the rabbit of the same color
  • The Chinchilla always has green eyes
  • It is said that the Birman Cat gets it’s white paws from walking in the sacred temples of Burma where the high priests selectively bred them for beauty and size. Blue eyes, full coat and white mittens are a must!

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