Tiffanie cat sitting on a blue blanket.

Tiffanie Cat Breed

Bright and fun-loving, this breed makes an ideal companion and will happily wait for its owner to come home.

Formerly called the Asian Longhair, this cat is often confused with an American breed that has been known variously as the Tiffany, Chantilly, or Chantilly/Tiffany. It first appeared by chance as a longhaired variant of the Burmilla, a breed that itself originated as a happy accident following an unplanned mating between a European Burmese and a Persian Chinchilla.

The Tiffanie is a gentle, cuddly cat with a hint of mischief inherited from the Burmese side of its family. This cat is good at amusing itself with its own games, but is pleased if a human wants to join in. Sensitive and intelligent, the Tiffanie is said to be highly responsive to the moods of its owner.

The original tiffanies were essentially semi-longhaired Burmillas with shaded coats.

Origin: UK, 1980s

Breed registries: GCCF

Weight range: 8–14lb (3.5–6.5kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: All solid and shaded colors; tabby and tortie patterns.