Chinese Li Hua


About Chinese Li Hua

Weight: 9-12 lb

Physique: Wide, strong, sturdy

Lifespan: 9-16 years

Best Suited For: Any cat loving family, families with children and other pets, singles

Temperament: Loyal, easygoing, loving, intelligent

Comparable Breeds: American Shorthair, Toyger

Height: 10-14 inches

Chinese Li Hua Breed History

The Chinese Li Hua is a unique cat that is also very new to being recognized as an official feline breed. The first show of the breed was held in Beijing in 2003. However, it does have a long history that goes back to 1300 BC. As a result, it ranks among the earliest cat breeds with Chinese origins.

Additionally, the Li Hua is thought to be among the first domestic cat breeds, probably as a result of its long history in China and documentation in antiquated writings.

The Li Hua is a naturally occurring dog breed that evolved through time on its own. The Chinese people highly appreciate and are extremely proud of this breed. The wild Chinese Mountain Cat is the ancestor of the Li Hua. Simply put, the Li Hua was not created by purposefully mating two different cat breeds.

The Chinese Li Hua is considered to be one of the earliest domestic cat breeds.

Qualities of breeding

Chinese Li Hua cats are a wonderful choice for houses with other cats, kids, and other pets, such as dogs, because they are gentle, affectionate, agile, lively, and intelligent. Even yet, they have a reputation for taking up stunts rapidly.

These cats are known for being adept hunters and will gladly keep pests like mice at bay despite their friendliness for people.

Detailed Description

The Chinese Li Hua’s dark mackerel tabby fur has allowed it to retain a lot of the wildness of its ancestors.

The ticking hairs are black at the base, pale yellow in the middle, and brown at the tips on the coat, which is dense and short. Beautiful leopard patches with a brownish yellow tinge can be seen even on the cat’s lower abdomen.

The tip of the tail is also black, as are the black bands that surround the legs and tail. The upper corner of the lips has a small black spot that gives the cat’s face the illusion of a smile.

They also have a powerful, sturdy torso and a broad, diamond-shaped head that gives them a rounded face and a barely noticeable neck.

The big, round eyes of this cat, which could be green, yellow, or brown, make it particularly attractive.

Also noteworthy is the fact that this breed’s cats mature slowly, taking up to three years to reach their full size. This breed is quite healthy and is not known to suffer from any breed-specific diseases.


All cats of this breed are brown tabby in color.


Grooming requirements

The double layer, short coat of the Chinese Li Hua makes maintenance exceedingly simple.

The only maintenance required for this cat is possibly a weekly brushing to maintain the gorgeous appearance of the thick coat, reduce shedding, and prevent hairballs.


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