The Persian (also known as the Persian Longhair) is gentle, graceful and an elegant breed. The amazing coat is its distinguishing characteristic. Owing to its beauty and pleasant temperament the Persian has become the most popular breed. The Persians are medium in size with short thick legs. Their paws are large and round with tufted fur. Other characteristics of this breed are broad head, large and not in proportion to its body, tiny ears and big round & expressive eyes. It has a flat face with up-turned nose and short muzzle. It has short and bushy tail.
Its extraordinary coat is long, dense and silky. The Persians have soft undercoat with long outer layer made of guard hair. The Persians require daily grooming and regular bath to maintain its coat. They should be housed indoors to protect their coat and also protect them from parasites and other insects.
|Other Names||Longhair, Persian Longhair, Shiraz, Shirazi|
|Size||Medium to Large|
|Coat||Glossy, Long, Silky|
|Life Span||14-15 years|
|Child Friendly||Not Good with Kids: Persians aren’t the best choice for a houseful with children and dogs.|
|Dog Friendly||Not dog friendly|
|Grooming||High Maintenance. Daily grooming is needed to keep its coat in good shape|
|Health Issues||Unfortunately Owners with these breeds should prepare for some long-term medical costs or mitigate risks with pet insurance|
|Vocalization||Low vocalization. It is known to be quiet|
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