Description of Chinese Li Hua cats The Dragon Li, also called Chinese Li Hua, Li Hua, Li Hua Mau, Li Hua Mao. The difference in size between adult males and adult females is significant. The eyes are large and almond-shaped, with the outer corner slightly higher than the inner corner. Eyes can be green, yellow, or brown, but the green color is preferred. The ears are medium in size and wide at the base. Legs are medium in size, in proportion to the body. They are straight, well muscled and strong. The Dragon Liís tail is slightly shorter than the length of the body, with no sudden tapering at the tip. Coat is marked with a broken mackerel or broken tabby pattern.
History about Chinese Li Hua Cats
The Dragon Li is one of the earliest known breeds of domestic cats native to China. The eponymous Dragon Li is thought to be a natural self-domesticating breed by way of the wild cat subspecies, Chinese mountain cat (Felis silvestris bieti). They have lived in a wide area of China for centuries and they are known as good hunters. In 2003, it debuted as an experimental breed in Beijing. Since then, the breed has gathered an interest and worldwide focus due to the limited availability and international recognition.
Behavior as domestic cat
The Dragon Li is a friendly cat that enjoys interacting with humans. They are not demanding. They are loyal, but not overly affectionate or vocal. These cats are very active and like to play. Dragon Li cats are best suited to homes with space for them to be active in. While they tolerate children, they are not ideal pets for homes with young children. The Dragon Li is valued for its unmistakable intelligence, an uncanny cognizance in relation to its surroundings, and its ability to interact perspicuously with humans.
Requires a weekly brushing.
Males- 11 lbs, Females- 8.75+ lbs (no less)