Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder),
Bred cat myself,
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Posted Mar 21, 2010
Cymrics are long-haired Manx. In CFA they are not referred to as cymrics and only LH Manx, but in other registries they are known as cymrics to try and clear up the confusion for some. Cymrics are wonderful pets for anyone, but especially for children and families be/c they are so interactive and like to constantly be involved with whatever their owner(s) are doing. They are quite intelligent and can manage to figure out ways to get into things that sometimes you'd prefer they didn't. :-)
They are very muscular and strong cats, They have very powerful back legs which enable them to kick hard and fast when they want down, which fiortunateky they don't typically want very often. Cymrics and their short-haired cousins, Manx are very playful and can be easily trained, or more accurately you can be easily trained by them. They are known as the "dog" of the cat world, all too eager to please and be a companion, which makes them especially wonderful pets for families with children. really the only down side I have found with cymrics is they tend to have a penchant for shewing, so wires and soft covered books would be best kept well out of reach to them while getting their adult teeth. lol!
Their care is also very simple with requiring little more than an occasional brushing or combing and bath. Their long fur is a medium length and soft as silk. If you are looking for a real companion or the ideal pet for a young child, I would suggest looking at a cymric kitten or adult. They can be the lower maintenance and expensive persian for many.