Persian cat

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Persian cat
Modern-type Persian cat
Traditional Persian
Other namesPersian longhair, Shirazi
Origin Persia (Iran)
Breed standards
The Exotic Shorthair and Himalayan cats are often classified as coat variants of this breed.
Domestic cat (Felis catus)

The Persian is a cat from Persia (now Iran). It is one of the oldest breeds of domesticated cats. It has a long and rich history that can be traced back to ancient Persia. The first documented reference to the Persian cat was in a book written by an Islamic scholar named Ibn Al-Nafis in 1258 AD.[1] He described them as a longhaired cat that the royal family kept in Persia.

Persian cat are called Longhair or Persian Longhair in Britain. It was made by English breeders and the American ones after the Second World War.[2] Because of very careful breeding, it has gotten a really flat face and many different colors. While most cat fanciers love the flat faced Persian, this brings along many illnesses. The public likes the traditional faced Persian more than the flat faced one. They can get polycystic kidney disease easily.

The gentle and easy-going nature of the Persian makes it very easy to live in apartments with this cat. While it is the top cat in the United States, its popularity has decreased in France and the United Kingdom.

Persian cats are not an ordinary cat, they can barely live outside in the wild.

References[change | change source]

  1. Watson, Esme (January 10, 2022). "Persian Cat – Everything you need to know". Cat Queries. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  2. "Persian Cat Information | Persian Cat Corner". Persian Cat Resource. Retrieved 24 September 2020.