Persian Cats & Persian Cat Breeders

The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. The selective breeding carried out by breeders has allowed the development of a wide variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians. Favored by fanciers, this head structure can bring with it a number of health problems. As is the case with the Siamese breed, there have been efforts by some breeders to preserve the older type of cat, the traditional breed, having a more pronounced muzzle, which is more popular with the general public. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the breed, affecting almost half the population in some countries.


The placid and unpretentious nature of the Persian confers a propensity for apartment living. It has been the most popular breed in the United States for many years but its popularity has seen a decline in Britain and France.


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 have any color or markings including pointed, golden, tortoiseshell, blue, and tabby.


The Persian is generally described as a quiet cat. Typically placid in nature, it adapts quite well to apartment life. Himalayans tend to be more active due to the influence of the Siamese. One study compared cat owners' perception of their cats and Persians rated higher than non-pedigree cats on closeness and affection to owners, friendliness towards strangers, cleanliness, predictability, vocalization and fussiness over food.


Since Persian cats have long, thick dense fur that they cannot effectively keep clean, they need regular grooming to prevent matting. To keep their fur in its best condition, they must be bathed regularly, dried carefully afterwards, and brushed thoroughly every day. An alternative is to shave the coat. Their eyes may require regular cleaning to prevent crust buildup and tear staining.


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Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Persian Breeders

Cagra Cats - Persian and Himalayan Exotic Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
We are a Registered NSWCFA breeder of Himalayan Exotics and Persians ... read more
Chainoponds - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - Kootingal, NSW
Breeding Persians and Exotics solid, bicolour, vans and smokes to the standard. ... read more
Chinlea Persians - Persian Cat Breeder, Yellingbo - Victoria
Chinlea Cattery is situated on on acreage in the outer Eastern Suburbs of ... read more
Crownjems Persians - Persian Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Persian breeder, Vans and Bi-colours. We are a small cattery only having 1 or ... read more
Delmont  - Persians and Exotic Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
Delmont - breeder of Persians & Exotics.

Please only call with enquiries ... read more
Fancyrags Ragdolls & Chriscott Exotics, Persian & Ragdoll Breeder - Mandurah, WA
Fancy rags Ragdolls - breeding Ragdolls since 1992 with original pedigrees ... read more
Fiftyshades Persian and Exotics Cat Breeder - Mackay, QLD
We are a small family environment cattery located in tropical Queensland. We ... read more
I am a breed council registered Breeder of Persian cats read more
Mytrishael - Persian Exotic Breeder - Sunshine Coast
I have been involved with breeding /showing irish setters/ american cockers,and ... read more
Plushcat Persians - Colour Point Persian  Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Plushcat Persians, we specialise in Colour Point Persians (Himalayan’s).  ... read more
Pussyfoot Cattery - Exotic Shorthair & Persian Breeder - Mackay, QLD
My name is Annette Swifte. I own a cattery, located in tropical Mackay in ... read more
Romeouws Persian & Exotic Cat Breeder - Sunbury, VIC
Romeouws breed Persians and Exotics in solid, tabby and Himalayan colours. We ... read more
SBC Persians & Exotics Cat Breeder - Mandurah Western Australia
We are a small cattery breeding PKD free kittens in a loving family ... read more
Shawtop Persians - Persian Breeder - Gold Coast
Pet and breeding kittens sometimes available. We specialise in vans and ... read more
We have a very small cattery, breeding exotic and Persian. All our babies are ... read more
Skybank Cattery - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - Launceston, Tasmania.
Breeding and showing Persians at Skybank has caused many sleepless nights, yet ... read more
Teddy Bear Cats - Exotic and Persian Cat Breeder - Tamborine, QLD
My name is Dee, my husband and I live at Tamborine in QLD (just below the ... read more
TNT Persian and exotic cats - Brisbane, QLD
Breeders of quality persian and exotic cats. Imported lines from all over the ... read more
Twomor Persian & Exotic Cat Breeder, QLD
Twomor Persian & Exotic Cat Breeder, QLD. Please visit our website or ... read more
Verdellho Exotic & Persian Cat Breeder - Maclean NSW
Verdellho Exotics & Persians breed quality PKD free cats from local and ... read more


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