The Chinese Li Hua is an intelligent, affectionate and easygoing cat. They are very good with other cats, love children and are fine with dogs. The Chinese Li Hua is so rare that there were only four of them in the United States. It has just recently has been developed as a breed.
The first showing of a Li Hua in Beijing was not until 2003 and these cats only appeared in the United States in the autumn of 2010. The Chinese Li Hua is an ancient treasure which dates back to the Shang Dynasty around 1300 BC, that makes it one of the oldest cat breeds native to China.
The Li Hua is directly descended from the wild Chinese mountain cat, which means it had very little if any human intervention in regards to its development. So you have quite a fit cat that naturally evolved over the years in China.
Features of the Chinese Li Hua
- It has a brown mackerel tabby coat that is reminiscent of a wild looking cat.
- Another unique feature is the wide diamond shaped head.
- The eyes on this cat are beautiful. Their large hooded, almond-shaped eyes come in yellow, brown or green.
The Chinese Li Hua is an intelligent, affectionate and easygoing cat.
They are very good with other cats, love children and are fine with dogs.
The Li Hua has a short double-layered coat, so grooming is easy. However because the coat is so thick, brushing it once a week will keep shedding under control and reduce the possibility of your cat getting hairballs.
The Li Hua is naturally robust cat with no known breed specific diseases making them a healthy breed.
Their coat requires weekly brushing and they get along with children and other cats.