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Traditional Longhair Cats and Related Breeds

This book will be initially be published on a website. 


This work is in memory of those who went before us in pioneering a place for the Traditional Longhairs in the organized cat fancy: Jeanne Ramsdale, Stella Slabber ,
Jeannie Johnson and Marguerite Ravel.

To Johan Lamprecht who was always there to facilitate and make things happen, and to Juanita Swierstra for her supporting role.

To the breeders who helped preserve the Dearheart and similar lines and their progenies during difficult times: Janet Longman, Lucinda du Toit, Dianne Amble, Helen Cook, Cindy Edmunds, Rose Woodroffe, Sheryl Badenhorst and Vicky Jacobs.

To the Traditional Longhair breeders and exhibitors who participated in the historic breed recognition show on 10 June 2010 in Cape Town by presenting 28 cats as examples of the breed: 
Jean van Zyl, Cindy Edmunds, Annemie van der Wath, M Smalberger, N MackKinnon, Vera van Rooyen. Johan and Michelle de Kock, Shelley and Donald Saunders, Alida Delport, Judith van Rooyen, Elsabé Buys, Elsabe Ahlerston, Irene Freed and Theresa Hofmayer.