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How did longer coats come about?Edit

If long-haired cats are ill-adapted for outdoor life, how did long hair come about in the first place? was it through successive breeding, and if so, when? -- Tarquin —Preceding undated comment added 06:05, 29 August 2002 (UTC).

Longer hair and thicker coats were a natural adaption to cold climates, but it wasn't anything like as long and thick as a persian for instance. Orientals, which developed in warmer climates, tend to have less bodyfat and much thinner shorter coats for coolness. But I haven't written that article yet :) Today's cats have very little resemblance to the 'natural' product - they've been specifically bred for appearance and even the household moggies are fairly remote from the original cats. I have no idea exactly WHEN the breeding occured... ~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karen Johnson (talkcontribs) 06:35, 29 August 2002 (UTC)

This article was copied by another site without creditEdit

  Resolved: Infringer contacted.

While looking for copy-vio, I found this page which has the same content. I noticed though there notice at the bottom says "All original content , Copyright ©2008, All Rights Reserved" What is here in this article was created well before the year 2003 I assume that has created a derivative work of wikipedia's article with out giving the correct citations therefore it is safe to keep the current content.R00m c (talk) 06:49, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I've notified them that they are in violation of the GFDL. howcheng {chat} 01:04, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
And now they've added proper credit. howcheng {chat} 22:05, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Photo needs replacingEdit

  Resolved: Found more appropriate photo.

The main photo is almost certainly of a full-bred or nearly-full-bred Nebelung, not a "mutt" domestic long-haired. Even if it weren't, it wrongly implies that DLHes are usually solid-colored, when they are quite rare like that. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 16:22, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. I found a non-misleading picture of an orange tabby "mutt" DLH on Commons. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 17:39, 14 December 2011 (UTC)


This article needs to consistently use "a domestic long-haired cat", or "a domestic long-haired" for short. There is no "the domestic long-haired"; it is not a breed, so the definite article does not apply. While CFA and a few other registries use the capitalized phrase "Domestic Longhair" this is for their own internal pedigree registration purposes. This can and should be mentioned in the article, for completeness, but the term should not be otherwise used in Wikipedia articles, as it constitutes a form of viewpoint-pushing, namely the advancement of peculiar CFA/TICA/FIFe breed jargon like "Longhair" (capitalized, unhyphenated, and without "-ed") over plain English, in which "longhair" is not a word. Since this is not an actual cat breed at all, doing so is doubly inappropriate in this article. Proper usage even in breed articles would be "The British Longhair is a long-haired cat breed", not "a longhair cat breed". — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 16:22, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

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Outlawed by the Roman Catholic churchEdit

"Despite having been outlawed by the Roman Catholic church" - Really? Is there any scholarly book that supports this claim? When I read what was written in the article about crusaders bringing the bubonic plague from the East, I really have doubts about the source. Dan Holsinger (talk) 16:21, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

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