All About the Persian Cat Breed
The Persian Cat is a longhaired cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle.
Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar looking cats live.
Persian cats were first bred by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War.
In Britain, Persian cats are mostly reffered to as the ‘Longhair’ or ‘Persian Longhair’.
Selective breeding of the Persian cat carried out by breeders has created a wide variety of different coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians.
A show-quality Persian has an extremely long and thick coat, short legs, a wide head with the ears set far apart, large eyes, and an extremely shortened muzzle. The breed was originally established with a short muzzle, but over time, this characteristic has become extremely exaggerated, particularly in North America.
Persian cats can be any color including