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Medium Length Coat Cat Breeds

Love the sort of company that only cats can provide but can’t deal with all the fur? We feel you. As gorgeous as long haired cat breeds are, it can be a serious hassle to constantly groom the massive fur off your generously-coated kitty.

Not to mention the vacuuming that’s necessary with the long haired breeds.

But at the same time, you don’t exactly want a hairless cat either. Nothing against bald cats, of course, but they’re just not your cup of catnip.

So what’s the happy Goldilocks compromise? Cats with medium length coats, of course! And the good news is that there are plenty of them around – all with their own unique personalities and quirks – so you’re bound to find the purrfect match for you!

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American Bobtailamerican bobtail cat breed

Coat: Medium- to long-haired coat that doesn’t mat

Don’t let my wildcat looks fool you. Despite my rugged bobbed tail and muscular physique, I’m as friendly and playful as a kitten. I love the attention of my humans and I’m not above asking for it so prepare for lots of playtime. That includes going for walks and teaching me tricks, which makes me sort of like a cleaner, smarter canine. Read more about the American Bobtail.

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American Curlamerican curl cat

Coat: Short to long with minimal to no undercoat

It’s a good thing most people find my curly ears irresistably adorable – ’cause I’ve got an insatiable desire to be adored. I thrive on affection and I’m as much of a giver as a taker, showering my love and energy on all those I hold dear – human, canine or feline. Life’s just too short for discrimination – or intimacy issues. Read more about the American Curl.

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Balinese and Javanesebalinese cat breed

Coat: Very fine, silky and fairly long

I’m named for the graceful dancers from the island of Bali, but I’m much more of a talker than a dancer. I truly love my humans which is why I spend so much time following you around to tell you helpful advice. Admittedly, I can be a bit of a chatty busybody but my very affectionate, devoted nature also makes me an invaluable friend. Read more about the Balinese.

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Egyptian Mauegyptian mau cat breed

Coat: Medium length, very fine and has a silky texture

I’m a highly adaptable feline, suitable for both indoor and outdoor living. Should you let me out, you’ll be impressed to find I have top-notch hunting skills – I may bring you back a treat or two. Especially if you’re one of my favorite humans. Yes, I do play favorites and I always prefer those humans over strangers. Read more about the Egyptian Mau.

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Highlanderhighlander cat breed

Coat: Medium to long, thick and very resilient

I’m a large feline with wildcat roots but despite essentially being a domesticated Lynx, I’m more of a jester than a predator and prefer to spend my days goofing around showing off my crazy antics. I don’t talk much, but I get on well with pretty much everyone – even little humans. Read more about the Highlander.

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Kurilian Bobtailkurilian bobtail cat breed

Coat: Medium-length, thick and very silky

With bobbed tails as unique as human fingerprints, I’m a special cat. True to my wildcat looks, I’m not opposed to some rumblin’ tumblin’ fun like hunting and going for swims, but despite my powerful appearance, I have the gentle, loving disposition of a kitten and get along with pretty much everyone. Read more about the Kurilian Bobtail.

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nebelung cat breed

Coat: Medium to long, thick and silky

I’m every bit as genteel and reserved as my dignified looks suggest and prefer to save my love for just one or two special humans rather than everyone. I’m easy to love back since I’m fairly low-maintenance and quiet, but just keep in mind that I’m a sensitive cat and my affections need to be reciprocated. Read more about the Nebelung.

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Somalisomali cat breed

Coat: Medium to long, soft, thick and very silky

Vibrantly colored and with a full-plume tail, I look like – and have the cunningness of – a fox. Yes, I’m a clever cat and I use my smarts to investigate every nook and cranny of the house, learn how to open closed cabinets, and knock various objects off high places to see how they land. I admit, I can be a handful but good-natured, sociable nature makes me worth the trouble. Read more about the Somali.

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