Average Size: Medium
Average Weight: 3 to 6 kgs or more
Average Height: 20 to 25 cms
Life Expectancy: 10 to 16 Years
Activity Level: High
Cashmere’s are the longhaired variation of the Bengal cat. They are lively, mischievous cats with a magnificent, semi-longhair coat that is incredibly smooth and silky to the touch. Their hair is so fine that it does not require heavy grooming, like other longhaired cats, and it isn’t prone to matting. However, like any other feline, a Cashmere’s grooming routine should also include regular claw trimmings
They’re very high spirited and intelligent cats that are fueled with curiosity. They are easy to train. They can learn tricks and walk on a leash, same as their short-haired relatives.
Cashmere’s, much like their relative the Bengal, are prone to a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This disease of the heart muscle usually occurs in older cats. This is where the heart muscle thickens, so the organ must work much harder, causing a number of problems including blood clots or thrombosis, rendering the back legs immobile. HCM can also lead to congestive heart failure, resulting in death. Early signs of the disease include panting and lethargy. Cashmere’s may also be prone to cataracts, allergies to anaesthetic and joint issues. Depending on the breeder and the overall well being of the Cashmere, they have the full potential to live a thorough life without these health issues but it is always safe to check with your vet.