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cat lover wrote at 2006-11-19 13:59:30
I thought my 12 week old kitten Harry had a long tail, actually just measured it, only 10 inches! He is still very special.

Bermuda Shoes wrote at 2008-11-05 05:53:20
Guiness Book of World Records 2008 has a category of "longest cat."  The longest on record is named Leo Verismo is 48" from his nose to end of his tail. Various sites on the Web have photos and more info.

Baron Fangs wrote at 2011-08-02 00:46:56
I'm not sure if it's the longest for a domestic cat, but it probably is. Furball the cat has a 16 inch long tail, making it the longest recorded. There could be a longer one, but this is the longest recorded.

Diane Ramey wrote at 2013-12-07 04:51:18
Guiness World Records does have that statistic.  The record for the longest tail on a domestic cat according to them is 16.34 inches.  I looked it up because my cat's tail is 15 inches long, and I wanted to know if it was unusual.  The answer was right there waiting for me.  12/6/2013


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Norman Auspitz


I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.


I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.

Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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