Ideal for a variety of households, these cats are playful and intelligent and get along well with just about everyone.

Breed Overview

First introduced by Romans and Phoenicians during the 1500s, these fancy cats are believed to have arrived from the cold mountainous areas of Persia. These calm, sweet tempered cats are perfect companions. They enjoy playing in between their regal lounge sessions and are very intelligent cats. They are very devoted to their owners and they crave attention. They get along very well with children and other pets such as dogs. They are ideal for singles with pets, experienced cat owners, and families with pets and children. Their long and soft coats require daily grooming in order to keep it mat-free and in good condition.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Cobby, medium to large, muscular
Coat: Long, thick, glossy, away from body

Breed Traits

Docile, Predictable,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Persian:
Less Common Concerns for Persian:
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Similar Breeds

British Shorthair


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