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

Bilwon Classy Cats - Registered Cat Breeder - Cairns, Queensland
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Breeding pedigree kittens as loving pets and family companions. My cattery is ... read more
Blingit - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - IIpswich, QLD
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Blingit Persians and Exotics are located in Ipswich Qld. We are a small ... 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. ... read more
Cookiesncreme  - Persian and Exotic Cat Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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We are a small boutique cattery located north of Brisbane. We have been ... 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 have 1 or 2 ... read more
Fluffykins Persians & Exotics
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Persian & Exotic Breeder & Exhibitor. Located in Brisbane, Qld.  ... read more
Kenloch Cattery - Exotic Shorthair & Persian Cat Breeder - Sunshine Coast, QLD
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I am a registered cat breeder of Exotics and Persians on the sunshine coast in ... read more
Manakaet Persians - Persian Exotic Breeder - Mallee Victoria
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At Manakaet Persians we breed for quality, temperament and are always striving ... read more
Mytrishael - Persian Exotic Breeder - Sunshine Coast
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I have been involved with breeding /showing irish setters/ american cockers,and ... read more
Panorama Persians - Breeder of the Golden, Shaded Silver & Chinchilla  Persians - Launceston, TAS
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All Breeding studs and Queens are DNA PKD TESTED and are all Negative.

All of ... 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 ... 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 ... read more
Shawtop Persians - Persian Breeder - Gold Coast
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Pet and breeding kittens sometimes available. We specialise in vans and ... read more
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We have a very small cattery, breeding exotic and Persian. All our babies are ... read more
Simkara Persians & Exotics - Registered Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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I have been interested in Persians and Exotics cats for many years showing and ... 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 ... read more