Chantilly/Tiffany cat sitting in the sun.

Chantilly/Tiffany Cat Breed

A relatively rare breed with a soft, full, richly colored coat, this loyal, easygoing cat is not overly demanding.

The history of the Chantilly/Tiffany starts with a litter of chocolate-brown kittens born to two longhaired cats of unknown origin. A once widespread belief that the Burmese was included in the breed’s ancestry has now been discounted.

The various names registered for this cat during its development—Foreign Longhair, Tiffany, and Chantilly—caused considerable confusion, and the dual name is now the most commonly accepted.

Although very attractive and possessing a sweet personality, the Chantilly/Tiffany has not yet achieved great popularity. It loves human companionship but asks for it politely, attracting attention with a soft trill.

Origin: US, 1960s

Breed registries: Other

Weight range: 6–11lb (2.5–5kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: Black, blue, lilac, chocolate, cinnamon, and fawn; various tabby patterns.