The Persian cat breed dates back to 1684 BC it originated in Persia now Iran. Persians were registered as a breed in CFA in 1871.
Persians have a docile affectionate personality. They can be playful but tend not to be cats that like to jump on high places. With proper care and routine vet exams they live to be 15 to 20 years old.
They are a high maintenance breed that requires daily grooming and cleaning of their eyes.
There are two types of Persian faces. The doll face which has a lower nose and the extreme face (peke).
Extreme/Peke face, round head, large eyes, small ears, cobby body, short legs and tail. They come in a variety of colors solid, tabby, bi-color and smoke.
Laid back and loving. They prefer a home without a lot of noise.
Daily grooming, eye care and litter box cleaning. Bathing once a month.
Yearly vet exams and vaccinations.
- Sometimes have breathing problems because of their tiny noses. They can make wheezing and snorting noises just like Pug dogs
- Excessive tearing
- Prone to eye ulcers
- Prone to URI