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Persian

All Cat Breeds October 30, 2017

Persian

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Overview

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.

Breed Information

NamePersian
Other NamesLonghair, Persian Longhair, Shiraz, Shirazi
OriginIran
SizeMedium to Large
CoatGlossy, Long, Silky
Lap CatYes
Life Span14-15 years
TemperamentAffectionate
loyal
Sedate
Quiet
Weight9-14 pounds
ColorsWhite
Blue
Black
Red
Cream
Chocolate
Lilac

Breed Characteristics

Child FriendlyNot Good with Kids: Persians aren’t the best choice for a houseful with children and dogs.
Dog FriendlyNot dog friendly
Energy LevelLow
GroomingHigh Maintenance. Daily grooming is needed to keep its coat in good shape
Health IssuesUnfortunately Owners with these breeds should prepare for some long-term medical costs or mitigate risks with pet insurance
IntelligenceModerate
SheddingConstant shedding
VocalizationLow vocalization. It is known to be quiet

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