All About The Persian Cat

All About The Persian Cat

Persian cats are cute, social and gentle pet animal

Of all the cat breeds in the world, none is more distinctive or highly recognized than the Persian. They are also called Iranian cats or Shirazi cats. The scientific name is Felis catus. Persians have silky, shiny fur, round face, glowing eyes and long hairs on the whole body. Their look is almost elegant, conjuring images of riches and luxury, particularly white Persian cats.

This breed brings to the table more than just good looks. Their loving temperament makes them a joy to have around the house and a beautiful, loyal companion.


Persians have a lengthy and fascinating history. Persian cats were first thought to have originated in Iran because Persia once existed there. In 1626, an Italian citizen Mr. Pietro Della Valle introduced a long-haired cat in Europe at the first time. The current breed we see today is felt to have, for the most part, developed in Western Europe, specifically Britain. Apparently, it was brought to Europe by traders from the Middle East. It was not until after World War II that American breeder recognized the inherent beauty of the Persian and began breeding them. The credit goes to Persian scientists, who originated its breed. Now, Persians are found in different colors including bi-color. Now, the Persian is the most favorite breed in the United States.


Persians are set apart from other breeds by their extremely thick coat, wide head, large eyes, small ears, a flat nose, a broad, short body with short tree-trunk legs and a flowing plume of a tail. With unique characteristics such as wide heads, big eyes, and thick fur, you can recognize them more easily. Because of their thick fur, they need to need to be washed, cleaned and brushed regularly. There are two categories of Persians: Show and Traditional. The show Persian has a short body, round head, flat nose, and small ears while the traditional Persian has less notable features.


The Persian cat is sweet. The gentle face turns up to gaze at his favorite people the way a pansy turns its face to the sun. He tends to communicate with their expressive eyes and his soft, melodious voice. The Persian is the epitome of a lap cat, with a calm and easygoing personality. He loves to cuddle, but he’s also curious and playful. He is not a jumper or climber, instead he enjoys posing beautifully on a sofa or playing with a favorite feather toy.


The Persian may demand high-maintenance with his need for daily grooming and weekly bathing, but his affectionate personality and good looks make him worth it. The Persian’s beautiful, flowing coat comes in a variety of patterns and colors. And, depending on the color, their coat can be silky, shiny and cotton-like. You probably won’t find the Persian scaling your bookshelves or curtains. They prefer lounging on the sofa or your lap, and he typically loves to cuddle. The Persian is usually a laid-back, low-energy cat who prefers a serene, predictable environment.

The traditional Persian cat, also known as the Doll Face, has a round head, a nose that’s a normal length, chubby cheek giving him a sweet expression. In general, the Persian cat is a tender cat who is a close companion.


As a general rule, Persian cats are healthy with a laid back and loving personality. They make excellent pets and are very interactive and affectionate with their owners. Always remember that any pet is a commitment and with their grooming needs, a Persian is more so than other breeds. But they repay that attention with years of love and companionship.

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