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10 Long-Nosed Cat Breeds: History, Pictures & Facts

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Not everyone will connect the term “long-nosed” with cats, but they are out there! If you want to add a long and slender-faced cat to your household, there are plenty of cat breeds that have prominent, elegant noses—as well as other distinctive characteristics.

Learn more about these 10 long-nosed cat breeds, their size, and their temperaments as pets.

The 10 Long-Nosed Cat Breeds

1. Oriental Shorthair

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Origin Thailand, US
Weight 8–12 lbs
Temperament Active, curious

The Oriental Shorthair is a sleek and elegant cat with a long, thin nose. They are similar to the Siamese in their slender body and easygoing personality, but they have much shorter coats. This is a newer breed that’s only been around since the 1960s. Like other Asian breeds, Oriental Shorthairs come in a variety of colors and have exotic almond-shaped eyes.

2. Balinese

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Origin US
Weight 5–8 lbs
Temperament Intelligent, affectionate

The Balinese is a long-haired cat breed with point coloration, much like a Siamese, and bright blue eyes. Some of their other distinctive traits are their sleek bodies, large ears, and long nose. Between their stunning looks and pleasant personalities, Balinese are among the most popular cat breeds.

3. Chausie Cat

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Origin Asia
Weight 8–13 lbs
Temperament Friendly, outgoing

The Chausie Cat is a hybrid of domestic cats and jungle cats that was developed in 1995. These cats are large and muscular with long limbs and a distinctly “wild” look, but one of their most distinctive traits is their long noses. They have a Roman-style nose and long whiskers that give them a regal look. These cats are also fast learners and extremely playful and intelligent despite their wild breeding.

4. Oriental Longhair

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Origin US
Weight 6–12 lbs
Temperament Friendly, outgoing

The Oriental Longhair is a beautiful, slender cat with an elegant look. Like the Oriental Shorthair, the Oriental Longhair has Siamese-like traits, including a graceful neck, a narrow face with a long nose, expressive eyes, and long, tapered ears. These cats are affectionate and playful, bonding strongly with their human companions.

5. Turkish Van

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Origin Turkey, UK
Weight 10–20 lbs
Temperament Loving, loyal

The Turkish Van has a distinctive look with a semi-longhaired coat and a bright “Van” pattern on the tip of their white coat. They have long, slender noses and silky white fur that give them an elegant look as well. Another distinctive trait of the Turkish Van is their love of water, which may come from being developed in Turkey.

6. Bengal

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Origin US
Weight 8–15 lbs
Temperament Sweet, loving

The Bengal is an exotic cat breed that came from crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard cats. They have the “wild” look of the Leopard cat with spots, rosettes, and a glossy coat combined with the friendly personality of a domestic cat. These cats have long, lean bodies and slender faces with long noses.

7. Siamese

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Origin Thailand
Weight 6–14 lbs
Temperament Sweet, affectionate

The Siamese cat is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats. They originated in Siam, which is now Thailand, and display a lot of the same looks and characteristics as some of the other cats on this list. They have a striking look with point coloration, long, graceful bodies, almond-shaped eyes, and a long, slender nose.

8. Savannah

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Origin US
Weight 12–25 lbs
Temperament Playful, adventurous

The Savannah is a beautiful and unique cat breed that was developed from crossbreeding domestic cats with African Servals. The resulting breed got the best features of both parent breeds, including a tall, athletic build, spotted or marbled fur, short tails, and a triangular face with almond-shaped eyes and a long nose. Though they’re outgoing and friendly, these cats can be a handful.

9. Highlander

a highlander cat lying on grass
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Origin US
Weight 10–20 lbs
Temperament Outgoing, energetic

The Highlander is a newer cat breed that traces back to the Highland Lynx. The cat was developed to produce a domestic cat with a “big cat” look, which came from the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl. These cats are muscular with powerful bodies, curled ears, short tails, and long noses.

10. Ragdoll

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Origin US
Weight 10–20 lbs
Temperament Sweet, easygoing

Ragdoll cats are a large cat breed with a sweet and easygoing personality that comes from breeding the Birman and Persian breeds. They have striking blue eyes, color point coats, and Roman noses with cute bridges. With their long, luxurious coats, Ragdolls need meticulous breeding and tend to be rarer than other cat breeds.


These long-nosed cat breeds come in a range of sizes and colors, but most of them share happy and loving temperaments. If you want a long-nosed cat breed, any of the cats on this list will make a loving companion for your family.

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