Persian Cats & Persian Cat Breeders

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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
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We are a Registered NSWCFA breeder of Himalayan Exotics and Persians specializing in Chocolate and Lilac. We aim for correct type along with superb ... read more
Chainoponds - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - Kootingal, NSW
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Breeding Persians and Exotics solid, bicolour, vans and smokes to the standard. We have Persian and Exotic Kittens from time to time.

I am the ... read more
Chinlea Persians - Persian Cat Breeder, Yellingbo - Victoria
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Chinlea Cattery is situated on on acreage in the outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria. My kittens and cats are brought up in a very healthy ... read more
Crownjems Persians - Persian Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Persian breeder, Vans and Bi-colours. We are a small cattery only having 1 or 2 litters a year.
Our Persian kittens and cats are gentle and loving ... read more
Fiftyshades Persian and Exotics Cat Breeder - Mackay, QLD
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We are a small family environment cattery located in tropical Queensland. We pride ourselves in raising healthy happy beautiful babies in accordance ... read more
IvoryArk Persians of Brisbane
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Qld Feline Assoc Inc registered breeder of Persian and Exotic Shorthair cats. We are a small boutique breeder, focused on loving, affectionate cats, ... read more
Katzrus Persians
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I'm a small time breeder having 1 Queen and allowing 1 litter per year. All my kittens are raised in the home and sleep on my bed. read more
Meowlody Cattery - Exotic & Persian Breeder - Sydney NSW
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We are a boutique exotic shorthair and persian cattery registered with Cats NSW that concentrating on breeding healthy and beautiful Exotics and ... read more
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I am a breed council registered Breeder of Persian cats read more
Mytrishael - Persian Exotic Breeder - Sunshine Coast
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I have been involved with breeding /showing irish setters/ american cockers,and now enjoying breeding /showing the glamorous persians and exotic ... read more
Plushcat Persians - Colour Point Persian  Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Plushcat Persians, we specialise in Colour Point Persians (Himalayan’s). Plushcat Persians is a small family-based cattery, who occasionally have ... read more
Princecat Persian and Chinchilla Cats
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I have a small cat breeding ethical business and I breed the most beautiful persian and chinchilla cats from European and Australian origins in a ... read more
Pussyfoot Cattery - Exotic Shorthair & Persian Breeder - Mackay, QLD
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My name is Annette Swifte. I own a cattery, located in tropical Mackay in Northern Queensland, specializing in Persians and Exotics in an array of ... read more
Rapsodynblue Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder
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We are a small hobby breeder located on the beautiful coast of WA. We breed to show with a special focus on heath, type and temperament.

All our ... read more
SBC Persians & Exotics Cat Breeder - Mandurah Western Australia
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We are a small cattery breeding PKD free kittens in a loving family environment. All kittens go to their forever homes Desexed, 2x vaccinations, ... read more
Shawtop Persians - Persian Breeder - Gold Coast
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Pet and breeding kittens sometimes available. We specialise in vans and bi-colours, working with top international lines. We do NOT breed solid ... read more
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We have a very small cattery, breeding exotic and Persian. All our babies are born and raised in our home. We live in WA. We only breed, a few ... read more
Skybank Cattery - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - Launceston, Tasmania.
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Breeding and showing Persians at Skybank has caused many sleepless nights, yet given more joy to me than anything else. Over the years it has given ... read more
Snuffles Persians and Exotics
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We are located in Sydney (Rouse Hill, NSW, 2155) and we pride ourselves with owning Persians and Exotics for more than 8 years.

By buying from a ... read more
Teddy Bear Cats - Exotic and Persian Cat Breeder - Tamborine, QLD
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My name is Dee, my husband and I live at Tamborine in QLD (just below the Tamborine Mountain) about 40 mins from the Gold Coast.

We are quality ... read more
Twomor Persian & Exotic Cat Breeder, QLD
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Twomor Persian & Exotic Cat Breeder, QLD. Please visit our website or contact us with any enquiries. read more
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Registered breeder since 1972, experienced breeder of the beautiful Persian Cat. Please feel free to call with any questions about these beautiful ... read more

 

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