Breed Profile - Breed Information with Description &
White Persian Cat - Chinchilla
Persian Breeders (Australia
History of the Persian
said that the ancestors of today's Persians were brought back from far
away Persia along with silk, jewels and spices by explorers in the 17th
century. They became a status symbol and were much sought after.
were named Persians after their Country of origin. Their true origin is
not completely known. References to Persians can be found in
hieroglyphic records as early as 1684BC
Persian Cat Appearance
people who know nothing about cats will usually be able to identify
a Persian cat. They are the most recognizable of all cat breeds.
Persian cat has a long flowing coat
with luxurious full, soft wooly undercoat hairs with longer coarser
chunky body which is often referred to as 'cobby' Their legs are thick
and stocky. Persians have round eyes set in a sweet round flat
are usually a quiet and gentle cat. They are calm and undemanding and
can be very affectionate. They are very placid and unlikely to scratch
anyone. Because of the Persian's serene nature they usually get on well
with other pets and are great with children that are not too boisterous. They love to be stroked and patted and lap up any attention you give
not noisy. Persians are playful but not demanding and can give their
owners much love and devotion. They have the ability to adapt to most
environments and seem to take everything in their stride.
Grooming a Persian
owners must be prepared to groom the glorious coat daily. This is a high
maintenance breed which depends totally on its owner for its comfort and
wellbeing. If grooming is neglected for any length of time the coat
matts and will require expert attention. Persians moult heavily twice a
year, and shed some hair all year round.
Proper maintenance requires a daily run-through with a metal comb to
eliminate the potential drawbacks of tangles and hairballs
The Persian cat's eyes also need attention. Persian cats have
considerable problems with watering eyes which over time can cause dark
discoloration caused by tear marks. To prevent this a special eye lotion
for cats can be applied.
Persians come in many patterns and colours listed below.
Red and White
Tortie and White
Blue and White
Calico (Blue Cream White)
Persian Cat. Blue Point
Persian Kitten Cream Point
Persian Kitten Seal Point
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