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Life span

15 Years


Persian Overview

The Persian cat breed is known for being rather dignified and having a docile personality. This cat breed is relatively quiet and sweet. They love to relax and will happily spend hours chilling on their owners lap. They love to be touched and to receive lots of love and affection. They equally love to share their love and affection.

The Persian prefers a quiet home as oppose to a hectic, loud household. They don’t do very well with big changes and this can stress them out. Instead, introduce any form of change in small doses and with patience. The Persian is a cat breed with simple needs. They’re not particularly demanding and require endless hours of entertainment. The Persian is a cat that likes to climb high spaces; instead, they’re more than happy to dominate their space from the ground.

This cat breeds ha a rather distinctive appearance which consists of a large, round head; full cheeks; short nose and small ears. They have a thick, shiny coat and their coat comes in a variety of colours and patterns.

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Persian Characteristics

History & Origin

The Persian cat was imported into Italy from Iran back in 1620 and was recognised by the cat fancy in the 19th century. The Persian was first developed by the English and then in the US after the Second World War.


Persian Temperament

The Persian is a dignified and docile cat, known for being very quiet and sweet. This cat breed tends to be very easygoing and relaxed but still manages to command attention when entering a room with an air of royalty.

The Persian isn't quick to scratch or hiss but they can become easily annoyed when unwanted attention is given by children and strangers.  


The Persian cat needs to groomed on a daily basis to keep their coats in optimum condition. Grooming should include brushing under their armpits and behind their ears as these areas are prone to matting and becoming tangled. 

The Persian requires bathing every 2 to 6 weeks depending on how dirty their fur is. 


The Persian cat is prone to dental disease, issues with their coat, eye discharge and overgrown nails. Most of the health issues are a result of their long coat and flat face which is a characteristic of the Persian cat breed.