Solid and Sweet

The Cymric's larger-than-life personality complements its compact body.

By Audrey Pavia

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Take the Manx, with its often tailless silhouette, add long hair and a unique personality and you have what cat fanciers call the Cymric.

The Cymric is the longhaired version of the Manx. Cymric kittens are the result of Manx to Manx breeding and often appear in litters right alongside the Manx.

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Catherine Roso, a Manx breeder in Anchorage, Alaska, has noticed that the Cymric has different personality traits than its short-haired brothers and sisters. "Cymric are 'next to' kitties instead of 'on top of' kitties," she says. "They sit next to you and watch all of the things you are doing and the goings-on of the household."

Roso says that Cymrics seem to mature more slowly than their shorthaired siblings. "They are slower to grow to their full size, and they never, ever stop playing," she says.

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Shelley    Lake Arrowhead, CA

2/14/2014 9:16:37 PM

I own a Cymic and have had many cats over my 60+ years. They have the best, most loving personality ever. My 1 yr. old male that owns me right now plays catch with a small plastic jingle bell ball...that's not the amazing part...he actually hits it back to me! I LOVE my Cymric!

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