Other name: Longhair Manx

Photo: adult cat of Cymric breed
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Life expectancy

The {breedName} has a life expectancy of approximately 15 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 11 lb
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More details about the Cymric

Cymric: Origins and history

The word Cymric comes from the Welsh name for Wales (Cymru). Yet, the tailless cat is not Welsh. It comes from the Isle of Man, a tiny island between Ireland and England. The first few small cats arrived there by boat very early in the history of the island. Some of these cats were short-haired, but others were long-haired. When the Manx gene spread, it is likely that some of the first members of the Manx breed, if not long haired themselves, were most likely carriers of the recessive long haired gene.

However, it took a long time for the Cymric be officially recognised as a breed. In fact, some Canadian breeders claim to be responsible for its creation. While there may be some truth to this claim, it is not fully accepted. The various cat associations still do not agree on the classification of this breed’s status. Cymric are more rare than their shorter-haired counterparts!

Cymric: Purchase price

Depending on their lineage, type, age etc. the cost will vary. Unfortunately due to the rarety of the cat, we do not have enough data to set an average price for a Cymric. 
It also costs around £25/month to keep them in good health.

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