BREED PROFILE:
Persian

Persian
The ideal Persian should present an impression of a heavily boned, well-balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft, round lines. The large round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The long thick coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.

Persians, with their long flowing coats and open pansy-like faces are the number one breed in popularity. Their sweet, gentle, personalities blend into most households once they feel secure in their new environment. While the white Persian has long been the darling of photographers and advertisers, Persians come in an astonishing number of colors, which are divided into seven color divisions for purposes of competition. Those are:

  • Solid Color Division
  • Silver and Golden Division
  • Shaded and Smoke Division
  • Tabby Division
  • Particolor Division
  • Bicolor Division
  • Himalayan Division

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COAT LENGTH: Longhair
CHARACTERISTICS: Stocky body, long full coat, round head with a short nose; broad face; available in a variety of colors and patterns
PERSONALITY: Sweet, affectionate, quiet

Creatures of habit, persians are most at home in an atmosphere of security and serenity, but with love and reassurance, can easily adapt to the most boisterous of households. Their quiet, melodious voices are pleasant and non-abrasive. They communicate delightfully with their large expressive eyes and make charming pets for all ages. Persians have short heavily-boned legs to support their broad, short bodies. They like to have their feet firmly planted and are not given to high jumping and climbing. Playful but never demanding, they love to pose and will drape themselves in a favorite window or chair, enhancing the decor in much the same way as a treasured painting. Persians are tremendously responsive and become a constant source of joy and delight to their owners. Pleasurable as an unexpected sunbeam, their companionship is close and enduring.

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Persian
Top 10 Breed Popularity Ranking
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"My Persians are like having a newborn baby no one can resist. They are always willing to be cuddled, watching and listening to me and making me giggle, exactly when I need it."

Breed Photo Credit: Copyright ©Chanan

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