The Persian Cat is one of the oldest breeds of cat. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. A Persian without an established and registered pedigree is classed as a domestic longhair cat. Persian Cat Origin As their name suggests, Persians originate from Persia, now known as Iran, in the Middle East. The Persian cat is one of the most popular breeds in the world, and one of the oldest. Iranian domestic cats experts believe that today’s domestic cat is the descendant of Felis libyca, a cat that is still found in Africa and Asia. It’s not clear when longhair cats (inRead More →

The origins of the Persian cat are murky, at best. Some claim that the Persian is descended from the Sand cat, but this cannot be proven. It is also thought that somehow Angoras were crossbred with Chinese longhairs or Russian Longhairs, but again, this is uncertain. There is also the suggestion that longhairs came to China as a gift from the king of Persian but there is no proof of this. What is known is that Persians were recognized as their own distinct breed by the 19th century and came to America at around the same time. This longhaired cat comes in a wide varietyRead More →

The Persian is one of the oldest cats in existence, with records of its presence dating back to times of Pharaohs in Egypt. It is generally believed though that the cat originated in Persia, now known as Iran. They were brought over to Europe centuries ago though it was not until the later half of the nineteenth century that their fame truly began to spread. In United Kingdom they are called Persian Longhairs or simply Longhairs. A felid without an established pedigree is referred to simply as Domestic Longhair Cat. Over the years, through selected breeding the appearance of Persian cats has changed quite aRead More →

Persian cats have always been a favorite breed with cat owners. They make wonderful pets and have their good points and bad points. On the Pro list, they are very beautiful to look at and generally have a sweet disposition, a quiet manner and regal character. They usually tolerate everything and walk off if bothered. They are very gentle, by nature. Another Pro is the variety of colors they come in. You have silver, white, black, red, multicolored and golden shades, just to name a few. They are an ornament to your life and home. They make attractive pets to look at. They have lovelyRead More →

Category: Persian Breed Intro Sweet temperament Laid back Long, thick coat Heavily boned “Cobby” body Straight, short tail Large, round eyes Small, flat nose Generally good with kids Short legs Large, round head Small, forward-tilting ears Ideal Weight Cats ideally weigh between 7-12 lbs, but a vet can help you determine what your cat should weigh based on his/her bone size. Persians tend to be heavier than other breeds. Life Span According to vets, cats usually live 10-18 years. Typically, the life span of a Persian is 15 years and up. Average Litter Size A Persian litter size can be anywhere from 1 to 14Read More →

The following are the seven groups of the Persian class recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association. Solid Color: White, Black, Blue, Cream, Red, Peke-Face Red, Chocolate, Lilac Silver and Golden: Chinchilla Silver, Shaded Silver, Chinchilla Golden, Shaded Golden Shaded and Smoke: Shell Cameo (Red Chinchilla), Shaded Cameo (Red Shaded), Shell Cream (Cream Chinchilla), Shaded Cream (Cream Shaded), Shell Tortoiseshell, Shaded Tortoiseshell, Shell Blue-Cream, Shaded Blue-Cream, Black Smoke, Blue Smoke, Cream Smoke, Red Smoke, Tortoiseshell Smoke, Blue-Cream Smoke Tabby: Classic Tabby, Mackerel Tabby (such as brown), Red Tabby, Peke-Face Red Tabby, Brown Tabby, Brown Patched Tabby, Cream Tabby, Cameo Tabby, Cream Cameo Tabby, Silver Tabby, BlueRead More →

Bicolor Half white and half another color Blue Point Type of Himalayan; gray points and a light gray or beige body Calico White with red and black patches Chinchilla Golden Rich cream fur lightly tipped in black to create a golden appearance (Chinchilla Golden) Chinchilla Silver White fur lightly tipped in black to create a silver appearance (The shading is darker on Shaded Silvers.) Cobby Body Sturdy, round, and compact body shape Color Point Carrier (CPC) The cat carries the genetics to produce color point kittens possibly. Cream Lighter version of red Dilute Calico White with blue and cream patches Exotic With the ancestry ofRead More →

In the 1960s a Persian was crossed with a Domestic Shorthair in an attempt to create a Persian with only short hair. The result was today’s Exotic, a breed that looks strikingly similar to the Persian, but with less maintenance involved, hence the nickname, ‘the lazy man’s Persian.’ There are long- and shorthaired varieties of Exotic. The coat of a Longhaired is very similar to a Persian. It is very thick and dense, and requires daily grooming, along with regular bathing. The Shorthaired Exotic coat is, well, short. However, that does not mean it does not require some maintenance from the owner. Though Shorthaired ExoticsRead More →

A shorthair house cat, the Exotic Shorthair was developed in the United States during the middle of twentieth century by mating longhair Persian cats with certain shorthair breeds. The idea was to create a cat that had all the adorable external features of the Persian apart from its long hair. For this purpose American and British Shorthairs, Burmese and even Russian Blues were used to create the perfect shorthaired Persian. The resulting cat had a distinct exotic look about it and owing to its short hair, was named thus. Formal recognition came in the sixties when it was accepted by major registration bodies. Today theRead More →